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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
April 16, 2019 Letter to Sen. Roy Blunt, Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Sub-Committee of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Sen. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Sub-Committee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Senators Hassan and Warren Lead Colleagues in Requesting Increased Funding in FY2020 Budget for Title X Program
April 10, 2019 Letter to Sen. Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Vice-Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Durbin, Duckworth Push For Greater Federal Investments In Public Safety & Community Policing
March 20, 2019 President Trump' 2020 Budget: Promises Broken. Billionaires First.
March 11, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Durbin, Duckworth Continue To Press For Back Pay For Contractors Who Lost Wages During Trump Government Shutdown
March 11, 2019 Sanders Statement on Trump's 2020 Budget
March 8, 2019 Letter to Chairman Shelby and Vice Chairman Leahy - Senator Van Hollen Lead Senators in Urging Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package
Feb. 22, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury and the Hon. Charles Rettig, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service - Senator Murray, Senate Democrats: Families Facing Surprise Tax Bills Should Not Be Penalized for Trump Treasury's Withholding Mistakes
Jan. 31, 2019 Sanders Introduces Estate Tax Reform to Combat Inequality
Jan. 10, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Russell Vought, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget - On First Day Employees are Missing Paychecks, Udall & Heinrich Fight to Protect Federal Workers and Contractors Stiffed Out of Pay Due to Trump Shutdown
Dec. 21, 2018 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders
Oct. 9, 2018 Sanders Speech at SAIS: Building A Global Democratic Movement to Counter Authoritarianism
Sept. 21, 2018 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Warner Joins Letter Strongly Opposing Cuts to Aid to Palestinian People
Aug. 2, 2018 Sanders Highlights Victories for Vermont in Senate-Passed Spending Bill
July 2, 2018 Delegation Announces $3 Million for AmeriCorps in Vermont
June 27, 2018 Sanders Secures New Staff for All Three Social Security Field Offices in Vermont
June 27, 2018 Sanders, Larson Introduce Bill to Improve and Restore Social Security Service
June 18, 2018 Sanders, Welch Announce $4 Million in New Funds for Vermont to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
June 12, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior - Duckworth, Hirono, 10 Senators Question if Interior Department is Improperly Withholding Federal Grants from Certain Organizations
May 17, 2018 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2019--Motion to Proceed
May 17, 2018 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2019--Motion to Proceed
April 27, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Sen. Committee on Appropriations Chairman, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member, the Hon. Shelly Moore Capito, Chairwoman, and the Hon. Jon Tester, Ranking Member - Demand Rejection of Trump's Deportation Force Budget Request
April 25, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs - Cantwell, Colleagues Urge Appropriations Committee to Prioritize International Family Planning Programs in Upcoming Spending Bill
April 13, 2018 Letter to Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Patty Murray - Funds to Fully Implement Mental Health Reform Act
April 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Urge Congress to Fund Childhood Cancer Initiatives
April 11, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jerry Moran, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Chairman, and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member - Fund Juvenile Justice Programs & Improve Outcomes for Kids
April 11, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jerry Moran, Chairman and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations Committee - Full Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
April 9, 2018 Sanders Statement on CBO Budget Analysis
April 1, 2018 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: VA and Federal Budget
March 23, 2018 Sanders Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill
March 22, 2018 Sanders Statement on Victories for Vermont in Budget Deal
March 22, 2018 Letter to David Kautter, Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service - Requests IRS Information on Use of Private Debt Collectors for Taxpayers Affected by Federally Declared Disasters
March 7, 2018 Sanders Calls for Review of Pentagon Waste, Outrageous Pay for Contractor CEOs
March 7, 2018 Sanders Calls for $1 Trillion Investment in Vermont and Nation's Infrastructure
March 6, 2018 CBO: Bank Deregulation Bill Would Lead to More Bailouts
March 1, 2018 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations, and Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman - Warren, Sanders Request $1 Billion for Mental Health Programs
Feb. 9, 2018 Senator David Perdue Applauds Agreement To Change Broken Budget Process
Jan. 31, 2018 State of the Union Response 2018
Jan. 31, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Protect Sea Grant College Program
Jan. 22, 2018 Sanders Votes No on Three-Week Spending Bill
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Making the Wealthy, Wall Street, and Large Corporations Pay their Fair Share
Dec. 27, 2017 Sanders Statement on Republican Tax Plan
Dec. 18, 2017 Report: Republican Tax Bill Hands 15 Corporations $236 Billion Tax Break
Dec. 15, 2017 Sanders Statement on Final GOP Tax Bill
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Proposed Cuts to EPA Threaten Public Health
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Warren, Brown, Colleagues Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers
Dec. 13, 2017 Tax Conference Committee Statement
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Urge Bipartisan Budget Negotiations & Forgo Partisan Funding Bill That Would Underfund Efforts To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Security Agencies like the FBI, Cancer Research, Veterans Healthcare, Rural Infrastructure & More
Dec. 9, 2017 Sanders Statement on Government Spending Deadline
Dec. 8, 2017 Letter to Republican Conferees - Ahead of the Start of Negotiations on Republican Tax Plan, Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Open & Transparent Process
Dec. 7, 2017 Sanders Statement on Tax Reform Conference Committee
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