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Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Demand DeVos Enforce Civil Rights Laws in Schools as Incidents of Harassment and Racism Increase Following President Trump's Election Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairmans, and Ranking Members the Hon. Frank Pallone and the Hon. Gene Green - Support the National Health Service Corps Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elizabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2017 Sanders Statement on DeVos Title IX Announcement Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 6, 2017 Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy's Opening Statement At Appropriations Hearing On The FY18 Budget, With Witness Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 6, 2017 Hearing of the Labor, Health, and Human Services Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Department of Education Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 College for All Act Introduced Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 E&C Democrats Introduce Five Bills to Spur Opportunity Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Sanders Votes No on DeVos Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education Designate - Senators Renew Calls For Devos To Come Clean On Dark Money Ties Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary-Designate, U.S. Department of Education - Concerns That Your Ethnics Arrangement Raises Additional Questions About Your Potential Conflicts As Education Secretary Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to te Hon. Betsy DeVos - Regarding Conflicts of Interest in Higher Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar ALexander - Regarding Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Regarding Secretary of the Department of Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 3, 2017 Sanders, Cuomo Push for Tuition-Free Public Higher Ed Sen. Bernard Sanders Long Island City, NY
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to Secretary-Designate Betsy DeVos - Pay $5.3 Million in Unpaid Fines for Election Violations Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2016 Sanders Leads Effort to Stop Dramatic Test Price Increase Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Accountability Provision in "Every Student Succeeds Act" Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations Subcomittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable John Culbertson, Chairman of the Subcomittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Michael M. Honda, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Computer Science for All Funding Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 New Sanders TV Ads: We Need Real Political Change in Chicago and America Sen. Bernard Sanders Chicago, IL
March 6, 2016 Transcript of the Democratic Presidential Debate in Flint, Mich. Sen. Bernard Sanders Flint, MI
Feb. 9, 2016 Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Released Today Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 4, 2016 Transcript: MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Durham, NH
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Charleston, SC
Oct. 3, 2015 Sanders Statement on Grassroots Backing by Teachers, Trade Unionists Sen. Bernard Sanders Springfield, MA
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Leahy Announces $375,000 To Support Higher Education In The Northeast Kingdom Sen. Patrick Leahy Lyndonville, VT
July 29, 2015 Sanders Statement on Hedge Fund Managers Advice To Puerto Rico Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 24, 2015 On the Road: Friday Night Lights Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 24, 2015 NEA in Vermont Endorses Bernie Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
May 19, 2015 MSNBC "The Ed Show"- Transcript: Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
April 27, 2015 Sanders Warns Governors About Devastating Budget Cuts Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 26, 2015 Letter to Edmund Brown, Governor of California - Republican Budget Cuts Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan - Better Protect Servicemembers and Veterans from being Targeted and Exploited by some For-Profit Colleges by Publishing the Amount and Percentage of Revenue Received by these Institutions from all Federal Educational Programs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Introduction of the Farm to School Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Sanders Supports Move to End Artificial Spending Limits Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2015-2025 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2014 Vermont Wins $33 Million for Pre-K, Delegation and Governor Announce Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2014 Vermont Wins $33 Million for Pre-K, Delegation and Governor Announce Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2014 Vermont Wins $33 Million for Pre-K, Delegation and Governor Announce Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Leahy: Vermont Nets $100,000 to Connect Schools and Local Farms Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 10, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 4, 2014 Sanders Statement on President Obama's Budget Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2014 The Week in Review Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Feb. 19, 2014 Sanders Testifies at Statehouse on Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Montpelier, VT
Jan. 16, 2014 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Omnibus Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Preserve Role And Funds For VSAC Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2013 News from the Vermont Delegation: Vermont Wins $37 Million for Universal Pre-School Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Dec. 19, 2013 Vermont Wins $37 Million for Pre-School Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning Programs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2013 Confronting Realities Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 14, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 9, 2013 Statements On Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 22, 2013 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chair Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and Rosa DeLauro, Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Technical Education Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran - National Environmental Education Act Programs Funding Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Feb. 13, 2013 Sanders Statement on State of the Union Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 25, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Ensuring Judicial Independence Through Civics Education" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 6, 2012 Sanders: U.S. Education Dept. Must Cooperate with Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
May 8, 2012 Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2011 Comment Of Senator Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, And Cosponsor Of The DREAM Act, On DHS Relief Policy For Certain Noncitizens Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 2, 2011 Amending the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 27, 2011 The Budget Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 25, 2011 House Democrats Amend NDAA to Protect Troops, Save Billions through Battlefield Fuel Efficiency Rep. Peter Welch Washington DC
May 16, 2011 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 16, 2011 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 11, 2011 Durbin, Reid, Menendez, 30 Others Introduce the DREAM Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 28, 2011 Delegation Preserves a Role, Secures Funds For VSAC Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
April 28, 2011 Delegation Preserves a Role, Secures Funds For VSAC Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
April 28, 2011 Delegation Preserves a Role, Secures Funds For VSAC Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 28, 2011 Delegation Preserves a Role, Secures Funds for VSAC Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 28, 2011 Delegation Preserves a Role, Secures Funds for VSAC Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 5, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
March 2, 2011 Dealing with the Deficit Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2011 Sanders Proposes Early Child Care Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2011 The Afghan Civilian Assistance Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Arne Duncan Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2010 Feingold, Leahy Unveil No Child Left Behind Reforms Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 10, 2010 Help for Schools, Health Care Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Aug. 4, 2010 Senate Votes For Schools, Health Care Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2010 Executive Session Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2010 Release: Senate Votes for Schools, Health Care Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2010 Jobs Bill Clears Senate Hurdle Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 21, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Second Chance Act: Strengthening Safe And Effective Community Reentry Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 13, 2010 Burlington Free Press: Bernie Sanders Talks Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
May 13, 2010 Welch Introduces Bill to Help Veterans and Military Personnel Transfer Education Benefits Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
April 26, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, And The Honorable Michael B. Enzi, Ranking Member, Committee On Health, Education, Labor And Pensions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 25, 2010 Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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