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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Nov. 16, 2017 Grassley, Bipartisan Group of Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Address Military Sexual Assault
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses
May 2, 2016 Brown, Toomey, Murray, Sanders, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Beds, Staffing, for Severely Disabled Veterans
April 27, 2016 The Hill - Fears Grow About Rising US Troop Levels in Middle East
April 22, 2016 Sanders Focuses on Veterans at Gettysburg
March 17, 2016 Sanders, Murray Introduce Bill to Strengthen Protections for Service Members
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Feb. 9, 2015 Letter to Richard Wightman, Acting Principle Deputy Assistant - Beyond Yellow Ribbon Program
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Expressing Concern over Retirement Benefits
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
April 30, 2014 Senate Resolution 431 - Honoring Military Children During the National Month of the Military Child
March 6, 2014 Protecting Sexual Assault Victims
March 6, 2014 Sanders Statement on Military Sexual Assault Cases
Jan. 22, 2014 Sanders Details Sweeping Veterans Legislation
Jan. 16, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 18, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013--Continued
Dec. 3, 2013 Delegation Statement on F-35s
Dec. 3, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin -- On AF's Selection Of Burlington For F-35 Basing
Nov. 21, 2013 The Caregivers Act
Sept. 30, 2013 Sanders Bill Would Protect Veterans Benefits in a Shutdown
June 26, 2013 VA Benefits Equality
June 21, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Military Sexual Assualt
June 5, 2013 Senate Veterans Panel to Consider Legislation for Sex Abuse Victims in the Military
May 27, 2013 Memorial Day
May 14, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 9, 2013 Statements On Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 16, 2013 Statements On Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 16, 2013 Legislation to Strengthen Survivor Benefits Propose
March 25, 2013 Letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel - Cooperation on Claims Backlog
March 22, 2013 Senate Opposes Chained CPI Cuts to Social Security, Veterans' Benefits
March 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - War Medals
Sept. 28, 2012 Letter to Jessica Wright, Assistant Secretary of Defense - Support for the National Guard and Reserve Outreach and Reintegration Programs
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
Oct. 21, 2011 Statement from Sen. Sanders on President Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Announcement
July 27, 2011 Schakowsky, Sanders Seek to Phase Out Private Security Contractors
July 19, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of the US Department of Defense - Manchin Joins Colleagues to Urge Defense Department to Address Failing Infrastructure at Military Schools
July 14, 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
May 11, 2011 Chairman Murray Introduces Major New Veterans Employment Legislation with Veterans and Veterans Advocates in Front of U.S. Capitol
May 11, 2011 Chairman Murray Leads 14 Senators in Introducing Major Bipartisan Veterans Employment Bill
Dec. 18, 2010 Release: Sanders Votes to End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Oct. 12, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General
July 6, 2010 Release: Vermont National Guard Soldier Makes Ultimate Sacrifice in Afghanistan
July 1, 2010 Release: Sanders Recognizes Vermonters' Historic Military Role
May 31, 2010 Memorial Day
Feb. 23, 2010 Release: Stop Outsourcing Security
Feb. 23, 2010 Schakowsky, Sanders Turn Cross Hairs on Private Security Contractors
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