Senator Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
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MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript Issue Position: Veterans Issue Position: Trade Issue Position: Global Warming/Energy and Environment Issue Position: Economy Issue Position: USA Patriot Act/Civil Liberties Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Corporate Control of the Media Issue Position: Iraq War 6/23/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors 6/18/15 Sanders Plan Restores Retirement Security to 10 Million Retirees 6/05/15 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee 6/05/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Lending 6/04/15 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Simplify Financial Aid Process 5/22/15 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Halting Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling 5/21/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Study on Forced Arbitration 5/19/15 College for All Act 5/18/15 Sanders, Cummings File Bill on Rising Rx Prices 5/15/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees 5/08/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care 5/06/15 Congressman Sherman and Senator Sanders Stand Together to Reintroduce "Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act" 5/05/15 Sanders Calls Republican Budget 'Absolute Disaster' 5/05/15 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception 4/27/15 Letter to James Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 4/27/15 Sanders Warns Governors About Devastating Budget Cuts 4/27/15 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee - Fair Wages for Senate Workers 4/26/15 Letter to Edmund Brown, Governor of California - Republican Budget Cuts 4/24/15 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Office of the Inspector General - Increase in the Cost of Generic Prescription Drugs 4/24/15 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs 4/22/15 Sanders, Ellison Introduce End Polluter Welfare Act 4/22/15 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador to the United States Trade Representative - Transparency Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership 4/21/15 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call on Federal Regulators to Block Massive Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal 4/21/15 Letter to Chairman Wheeler and Attorney General Holder - Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal 4/20/15 Sanders: Republican Budgets Would be "Total Disaster' for Working Americans 4/16/15 Sanders Statement on House Passage of Tax Break For Super Rich 4/16/15 Sanders Statement on House Passage of Tax Break For Super Rich 4/15/15 Senators Markey, Boxer and Sanders Call for Increased Safety at Nuclear Plants 4/14/15 HHS to Probe Skyrocketing Generic Drug Prices 4/14/15 Letter to the National Governors Assiciation - Advice When Considering Mitch McConnell's Letter 4/13/15 Sanders Launches National Budget Town Hall Meeting Series 4/11/15 Statement on Historic Obama, Castro Meeting 4/10/15 Sanders Leads Senate Effort to Support Seniors 4/09/15 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Displacement of U.S. Workers by H-1B Visa Holders 4/09/15 Sanders Statement on Tax Dodging Companies 4/08/15 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis 4/02/15 Sanders Statement on Iran Framework 4/02/15 Sanders Response to McDonald's Wage Increase 4/02/15 Letter to Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President - Disclose Dark Money in Politics 4/01/15 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of Interior - Potential Climate Impact of Black Carbon 4/01/15 Sanders Says Secretive Legal Exemptions in Trade Deal "Alarming'