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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
June 11, 2019 Sanders, Co-sponsors Unveil Legislation to Put Territories on Par with States for Medicaid
March 6, 2019 Sanders, Velázquez Unveil Legislation to Provide Nutrition Assistance to Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa
Feb. 13, 2019 Sanders, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Expand Social Security
Nov. 5, 2018 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Sept. 13, 2018 Sanders, Warren, Larson Announce Expand Social Security Caucus
Sept. 5, 2018 Sanders, Khanna Introduce Bill to Get Billionaires Off Welfare
June 21, 2018 Letter to the honorable Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representitive to the United Nations - U.N. Ambassador Dismisses Report on Extreme Poverty in America in Letter to Sanders
May 9, 2018 Norcross, Sanders, Pocan, DeLauro Introduce Workplace Democracy Act
April 19, 2018 As Republicans In Congress Move To Take Away SNAP Food Assistance For Low-Income Families Across The Country, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation With Sanders, Warren, Booker, And Harris To Expand Food Assistance For Our Most Vulnerable Children
March 1, 2018 With Snap Under Attack, Murphy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Ensure Recipients Seeking Employment Don't Unfairly Lose Benefits
Feb. 9, 2018 Letter to the Honorable David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Honor Veterans' Emergency Care Claims
Feb. 5, 2018 Letter to Michael Shores, Director of Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Department of Veterans Affairs - Limiting Caregiver Support Services
Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary, HHS - Unprecedented, Harmful Medicaid Changes
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Strengthen and Expand Social Security
Dec. 5, 2017 Sanders to Trump: Keep Your Promises to Protect Social Security and Medicare
Dec. 3, 2017 Sanders Challenges Trump to Reject GOP Plan to Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, Senate Committee on Appropriations - Sanders Calls for Reversing Social Security Cuts to Improve Deteriorating Customer Service
Oct. 25, 2017 Top Dems Introduce Bill to Allow HHS to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Medicare
Oct. 4, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Reject Proposed GOP Budgets that Cut Critical Medicare and Medicaid Programs in Order to Fund Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Let's End Backroom Deals
May 30, 2017 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Ranking Member Patty Murray - Restore Medicare Program Eliminated in Trump's Budget
May 25, 2017 $15 Minimum Wage Introduced with Broad Support in Senate and House
May 24, 2017 Sanders Statement on Release of CBO Score of Republican Health Care Bill
May 9, 2017 Sanders, Kaptur Introduce Bill to Resotre Retirement Security for 10 Million
May 9, 2017 Sanders, Kaptur Announce Bill to Restore Retirement Security for 10 Million
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Postpone FDA Hearing, Allow Senate Its 1st Hearing on Trumpcare
Feb. 16, 2017 Legislation Introduced to Expand Social Security
Jan. 8, 2017 Sanders: Trump Must Pledge to Veto Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable President-Elect, Donald Trump - Clarify Whether You Oppose Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid
Nov. 21, 2016 Sanders Calls on Trump to Keep His Promise to Defend Social Security
Oct. 18, 2016 Sanders: Benefit Increase Too Small for Americans Relying on Social Security
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
July 15, 2016 Sanders Praises Senate Action to Modernize Programs That Help Low-Income Renters
June 22, 2016 Sanders: Strengthen Social Security
June 1, 2016 Sanders Applauds Obama Support for Expanding Social Security
May 25, 2016 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues In Calling For Action On Miners' Pensions
May 14, 2016 Sanders Presses McConnell to Save Coal Miners' Pensions
April 4, 2016 Low-Income Americans are Dying Young and Losing Out on Earned Social Security Benefits, GAO Finds
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly
March 18, 2016 Sanders, Murphy Introduce Bill to Provide Retirement for Family Caregivers
March 9, 2016 Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic Debate, Annotated
March 5, 2016 Social Security Workers Endorse Sanders, He Calls Republican Cuts "Crazy' and Clinton "Vague'
Feb. 5, 2016 Sanders Statement on Clinton and Social Security
Feb. 4, 2016 Sanders' Legislation Expanding Social Security Would Extend Solvency 40 Years, According to New Analysis
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the Treasury Department - On the Protection of Pension Plans of Central State Pension Plans
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate
Jan. 13, 2016 Sanders Puts Social Security Challenge to Clinton
Jan. 3, 2016 Stop Drug Company Greed, Strengthen Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for Disability Rights
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