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Bernie Sanders' Voting Records on Issue:

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independent for U.S. Senate - Jr
Folasade Adeluola
(Running)
Democratic, Independent
Russell Beste
(Running)
Independent
Bruce Busa
(Running)
Independent
Edward Gilbert
(Running)
Independent
Reid Kane
(Running)
Liberty Union
H. Paige
(Too Close To Call)
Republican
Brad Peacock
(Running)
Independent
Jon Svitavsky
(Running)
Independent
Lawrence Zupan
(Too Close To Call)
Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 20, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 25, 1998 H Amdt 497 Death Sentence Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(113 - 300)
Yea
April 18, 1996 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 133)
Nay
March 14, 1996 H Amdt 954 Habeas Corpus Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(135 - 283)
Yea
April 21, 1994 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 141)
Yea
April 14, 1994 H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(111 - 314)
Yea

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