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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 15, 2016 Sanders Praises Senate Action to Modernize Programs That Help Low-Income Renters
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
June 22, 2016 Sanders: Strengthen Social Security
June 1, 2016 Sanders Applauds Obama Support for Expanding Social Security
May 25, 2016 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues In Calling For Action On Miners' Pensions
May 14, 2016 Sanders Presses McConnell to Save Coal Miners' Pensions
April 4, 2016 Low-Income Americans are Dying Young and Losing Out on Earned Social Security Benefits, GAO Finds
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly
March 18, 2016 Sanders, Murphy Introduce Bill to Provide Retirement for Family Caregivers
March 9, 2016 Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic Debate, Annotated
March 5, 2016 Social Security Workers Endorse Sanders, He Calls Republican Cuts "Crazy' and Clinton "Vague'
Feb. 5, 2016 Sanders Statement on Clinton and Social Security
Feb. 4, 2016 Sanders' Legislation Expanding Social Security Would Extend Solvency 40 Years, According to New Analysis
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the Treasury Department - On the Protection of Pension Plans of Central State Pension Plans
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate
Jan. 13, 2016 Sanders Puts Social Security Challenge to Clinton
Jan. 3, 2016 Stop Drug Company Greed, Strengthen Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for Women's Rights
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for Disability Rights
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: How Bernie pays for his proposals
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 15, 2015 Expand Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Nov. 20, 2015 Sanders Lays out Agenda for Working Families
Nov. 9, 2015 Mikulski, Warren, Senate Colleagues Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
Nov. 5, 2015 Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
Nov. 5, 2015 Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Stronger Oversight of State Workers' Compensation Programs
Oct. 18, 2015 Sanders: Boost Social Security Benefits
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Sanders: No COLA for Social Security, Disabled Vets is "Unacceptable'
Oct. 13, 2015 CNN Democratic Party Presidential Debate
Oct. 9, 2015 Issue Position: Income and Wealth Inequality
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Aug. 18, 2015 Remarks at the AFL-CIO Conference
Aug. 16, 2015 On the Road: Field of Dreams
Aug. 15, 2015 Sanders Calls for Strengthening Social Security, Slams Republican Plans to Dismantle Retirement Program
Aug. 10, 2015 Remarks at National Nurses United Endorsement
Aug. 8, 2015 Sanders Statement on Seattle Protesters
July 30, 2015 On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Sanders Proposes Medicare-for-All
July 23, 2015 Sanders Slams Bush: No, We Should Not Phase Out Medicare
July 17, 2015 Senate Passes Older Americans Act, Bipartisan Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors
July 16, 2015 Sanders Applauds Passage of Older Americans Act Reauthorization
July 13, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand Social Security
June 18, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Calls for Pension Protection
June 18, 2015 Sanders Plan Restores Retirement Security to 10 Million Retirees
June 7, 2015 "No, We Will Not Cut Social Security."
June 3, 2015 Sen. Sanders to Gov. Bush: "No, We Will Not Cut Social Security!'
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