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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: National Security

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
June 5, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, and the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Bipartisan Group of Senators and Representatives Press Administration for Answers on Civilian Conservation Center Closures
May 8, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Shanahan, Acting Secretary of Defense - Van Hollen, Senators Demand Legal Justification for Expanded Militarization of The Southern Border
May 8, 2019 Letter to Patrick Shanahan, Secretary of Defense - Harris, Colleagues Demand Legal Justification for Expanded Militarization of The Southern Border
May 2, 2019 Warren, Sanders, Velázquez, Gillibrand, Markey, Harris Reintroduce Comprehensive Debt-Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories
April 29, 2019 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360" - Transcript: Interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders
March 26, 2019 Letter to Chairman Alexander - Senator Warren, Colleagues Call for HELP Committee Hearings on Hurricanes' Impact on Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
March 4, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, the Hon. Chuck Schumer,and the Hon. Kevin McCarthy - Pass Disaster Relief Supplemental that Includes Funding for States, Tribal Nations, and U.S. Territories
March 1, 2019 Letter to Leader McConnell, Leader, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Minority Leader McCarthy - Warren, Blumenthal, Menendez, and Sanders Call on Congressional Leadership to Address Expiring Food and Nutrition Benefits for Puerto Rico in Final Disaster Relief Bill
Feb. 14, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Vicki Christiansen, Chief of the United States Forest Service - As NM Prepares for Wildfire Season, Udall, Heinrich, & Colleagues Press U.S. Forest Service for Answers on Wildfire Prevention and Fuels Treatment Efforts Following Trump Shutdown
Feb. 1, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Shanahan, Acting Secretary of Defense - Schatz, Senators Slam Trump Administration For Unprecedented Use Of Troops On Southern Border
Jan. 25, 2019 Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019--Motion
Jan. 2, 2019 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Dec. 21, 2018 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders
Dec. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Troops at Southern U.S. Border: Senator Murray and Colleagues Slam Trump Administration's Decision to Extend Deployment Through January, Urge Secretary Mattis to Reverse Course Immediately
Nov. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - One Month After Tree Of Life Shooting, Casey Continues Fight To Protect Worship Centers
Nov. 27, 2018 Statement of Vermont's Congressional Delegation In Response to Swanton Sector Border Patrol's Planned Immigration Checkpoints
Nov. 20, 2018 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Demand Justification for Deployment of Active Duty Troops to the Border
Oct. 23, 2018 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Begin Restoring America's Moral Standing Internationally
Sept. 25, 2018 Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee - Call for HELP Committee Hearings on Hurricanes' Impact on Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
Sept. 20, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Brock Long - Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Menendez, Colleagues Blast FEMA for Cutting off Federal Assistance for Debris Removal and Emergency Protective Measures in Puerto Rico
Sept. 18, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - 130 Lawmakers Condemn Trump Remarks on Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico
Sept. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitchell McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, House Speaker, the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee - Harris, Espaillat Lead Lawmakers in Letter Urging Gop Leadership, Appropriators to Reject Expansion of Family Immigration Detention
Sept. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Serrano, Velázquez, Gillibrand, Warren, and Sanders Send Follow-Up Letter to Secretary Devos
Sept. 10, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Brock Long, FEMA Administrator, and the Hon. Alex Azar, HHS Secretary - Warren, Lawmakers Press FEMA, HHS on Updated Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico
July 25, 2018 Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, Markey, Harris, and Velázquez Unveil Debt-Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories
July 22, 2018 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: Midterm Elections
July 20, 2018 Letter to Ronald Vitiello, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Washington State Democrats Join 139 Members of House and Senate to Speak Out Against Charging Migrant Parents Up to $8/Min. to Speak With Their Kids
July 19, 2018 Letter to Secretary Nielsen and Acting Director Vitiello - Question ICE's Practice of Arresting Undocumented Immigrants Taking Steps Toward Legal Status
June 27, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Brock Long, Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Honorable Ben Carson, Secretary for the Department of Housing & Urban Development - Warren Joins Espaillat in Leading Members of Congress to Urge Extension of Housing Assistance for Displaced Puerto Rican Families
June 24, 2018 CNN "State of the Union" - Transcript: Interview With Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders
June 22, 2018 Booker, Senators Introduce Bill Targeting Family Detention, Inhumane Conditions of Immigration Detention Centers, Flawed Detention Processing System
June 22, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, and the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Call Attention to Trump Administration's Slashing of Refugee Admissions
June 18, 2018 Sanders, Welch Announce $4 Million in New Funds for Vermont to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
June 12, 2018 Sanders Statement on Trump-Kim Summit
June 12, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Brock Long, Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Honorable Alex Azar II, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Members of Congress Press FEMA, HHS on Federal Government's Failures on Puerto Rico Fatality Count Following Hurricane Maria
May 24, 2018 Sanders Statement on Cancelling of North Korea Summit
May 23, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Lawmakers Blast DeVos, Department of Education for Continuing to Fail Higher Ed. in Puerto Rico
May 18, 2018 Sanders Statement on Santa Fe School Shooting
May 13, 2018 CNN "State of the Union" - Transcript: Interview With Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders
May 10, 2018 Sanders Statement on Haspel
May 1, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Hire Homeland Security Advisor Who Recognizes Climate Change as National Security Threat
April 30, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby, Chairman for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Honorable Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman Senate Appropriations Committee - Young, Durbin Lead Letter Urging Support for International Affairs Funding to Protect National Security
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 27, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senate Leaders Raise Questions About Nomination Of Tom Homan To Head Immigration And Customs Enforcement
April 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Sullivan, Acting Secretary of State, and the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Extend Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese Nationals
April 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Revise Burdensome Disaster Funding Application Process
April 4, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Murkowski, Chairman and the Honorable Maria Cantwell, Ranking Member, Committe on Energy and Natural Resources - Call for Investigation into Puerto Rico's Ongoing Power Woes
March 20, 2018 MSNBC "All in with Chris Hayes" - Transcript: Saudi-Yemen Conflict
March 14, 2018 Letter to Brock Long, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Todd Semonite, Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Seek Update from FEMA, Army Corps on Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico
March 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State - Jumpstart New Strategic Talks with Russia
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