Bernie Sanders & Associated Press

Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. The Associated Press is an American news agency. 5.0/5

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Breaking News: Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees, reach a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care, The Associated Press reports.
Senate blocks Veterans bill: A $21 billion bill to greatly expand aid and other programs to veterans went down in the Senate Thursday, falling victim to election year fights over spending and how much power the minority party should have. "I personally, I have to say this honestly, have a hard time understanding how anyone could vote for tax breaks for billionaires, for millionaires, for large corporations and then say we don't have the resources to protect our veterans," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the measure's chief author, according to the Associated Press. While the bill technically failed to clear a procedural hurdle relating to spending measures, the real fight was over amendments. Republicans wanted free reign to offer alterations to the bill that could reduce its costs and change how it was paid for, but also to impose new sanctions on Iran relating to its nuclear program. The president has repeatedly asked both Republicans and members of his own party not to impose additional sanctions whil ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): State of the Union: President Barack Obama will devote part of his State of the Union address on Tuesday to income inequality in America. On The Thom Hartmann Program Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders compared today’s income and wealth inequality to levels before the Great Depression. “Clearly, the president has got to lay out a series of proposals which … pay attention to the working families of this country,” Sanders told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on Friday. “We`ve got to address the crisis of unemployment which means extending unemployment benefits, which means raising the minimum wage, which means creating a jobs program which deals with the fact that 20 percent of our young people are unemployed …." State of the Union: A junior at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vt., has won Sen. Bernie Sanders' annual State of the Union essay-writing contest. Alexina Federhen took first place out of 380 students from 26 Vermont high schools who participa ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Global Warming: Sen. Bernie Sanders has joined Senate colleagues in forming a new task force to highlight climate change. The Senate Climate Action Task Force questioned why the issue hasn’t gotten more attention on Sunday morning news programs. Sanders pointed to a study by the media watchdog group Media Matters for America, which found that during 2012 the news shows devoted a total of 8 minutes to climate change, according to an Associated Press report in the Rutland Herald and on WPTZ-TV on Monday and Tuesday. NSA Spying: “The president really faces some challenges in Congress. He's not only up against opposition in his own party, from Bernie Sanders, but Rand Paul and others in the Republican Party. They're almost forming a new coalition that's really going to push back I think against the president's recommendations,” Robert Costa of The Washington Post said on Fox News Sunday. MLK Day: Sen. Sanders spoke at an event marking Martin Luther King Jr. ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Health Centers Expand: A new round of federal grants will support three more federally-funded health clinics in Vermont in addition to the eight already caring for one in five Vermonters. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday that the Battenkill Valley Health Center based in Arlington, Vt., the Five-Town Health Alliance based in Bristol, Vt., and clinics affiliated with Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., will receive the federal designation. Altogether, 163,000 Vermonters will now receive affordable primary medical, dental and mental health care and low-cost prescription drugs, according to the Bennington Banner, Rutland Herald, Vermont Public Radio and an Associated Press article carried by the Burlington Free Press, Times Argus, Valley News and others. “It is just a huge step forward for primary health care in the state of Vermont,” Sanders said. Senate Approves Ban on *** Bias at Work: The Senate passed legislation Thursday banning workplace dis ...
Week in Review: Headlines all week blared the latest developments in an IRS scandal, the seizure of Associated Press phone logs and hearings staged by House Republicans on last year’s deadly U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the IRS as “dead wrong.” He faulted the Justice Department for sweeping up reporters’ phone records. He dismissed the Benghazi hearings as Republicans trying to turn a tragedy to their political advantage. But where, he asked, were the news stories about the collapsing middle class, chronic unemployment and poverty in America? Bernie welcomed a Tuesday report that the deficit is shrinking. He called again on Thursday for filibuster reform to stop Republicans from using parliamentary tactics to stiff arm President Obama’s nominees. And he joked on Friday about one small problem he has with an otherwise “excellent” student loan bill by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: Food Labels Senate leaders agreed to bring up for a vote an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders that would allow states to enact laws requiring labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms, Nancy Remsen blogged for the Burlington Free Press and Mark Bittman blogged for The New York Times. Food Labels "In 49 countries around the world ... people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United States, we don't," Sen. Sanders wrote in an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Op-Ed News, Daily Kos, MichaelMoore.com, Daily Kos and Green Mountain Daily. The Fed JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, criticized for serving on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, told a House panel on Tuesday that district banks benefit from industry leaders' input. Sen. Sanders introduced legislation that would remove the industry's executives from the 12 regional Fed banks' boards, Bloomberg rep ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: Postal Service- The mail processing plant in White River Junction, Vt., will remain open, saving 245 jobs. Sen. Bernie Sanders said keeping the center open also will help ensure good Postal Service in Vermont, The Associated Press, Valley News, Burlington Free Press, Bennington Banner, Christian Science Monitor reported. Sanders said the involvement of the union and the local business community showed the Postal Service the importance of the facility, the Rutland Herald and Times Argus reported. USPS - Sen. Sanders is fighting efforts to cut services because he's concerned that the approach will result in fewer customers, Vermont Public Radio, Fox 44 and ABC 22 reported. “I think the Postal Service got the message," Sanders told WPTZ-TV. “I think the legislation that we passed in the Senate a few weeks ago showed the postmaster general that the draconian cuts that he was talking about, in terms of processing plants and rural post offices, was just not acceptable ...
Today's News from Sen. Bernie Sanders: -Energy Summit: Leaders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields are gathering for a summit aimed at promoting green energy in Vermont. Monday's event is hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Department of Public Service, The Associated Press and others reported. -Buffett Rule: President Obama and Senate Democrats will spend this week advocating higher taxes on the wealthy, USA Today reported. A Senate vote is set for next week on the plan named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who protests that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. The rule would require millionaires to pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes. -Job Training: Funds Dry Up Across the country, work force centers that assist the unemployed are being asked to do more with less as federal funds dwindle for job training and related services, The New York Times reported. -Global Warming: High temperature records shattered day after day during a ...
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