Bernie Sanders & Peter Shumlin
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. Peter Elliott Shumlin (born March 24, 1956) is the 81st and current Governor of Vermont. He represented the Windham Vermont Senate District for 8 terms (1992–2002, 2006–2011)./5
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Bernie Sanders' home-state governor Peter Shumlin will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton in next-door NH this weekend.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): VA Backlog Improving: The Department of Veterans Affairs reduced the number of backlogged disability claims by about 15 percent in recent weeks, The Associated Press reported. Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, backs legislation to require the VA to report to Congress on progress toward the department’s goal of eliminating the claims backlog by 2015. Carbon Tax: President Barack Obama plans to announce his support for limiting carbon dioxide emissions. Sens. Sanders and Barbara Boxer recently proposed a $20 fee per ton of carbon dioxide, according to Forbes and The Hill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to unveil legislation that would impose a $10 fee on each ton of carbon dioxide produced by the utility industry. Don’t Deport Danilo: Gov. Peter Shumlin added his voice Thursday to a chorus of support for migrant farm worker and activist Danilo Lopez, an undocumented immigrant scheduled for deportation in two weeks. E ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Inauguration Day: Barack Obama was formally sworn in to a second term on Sunday and ceremonially marked the beginning of another four years in the White House on Monday. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernard Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch have prime seats on the swearing-in stage alongside their wives and Gov. Peter Shumlin. Organizers also gave the congressional delegation about 1,000 free tickets for constituents to sit or stand on the lawn surrounding the U.S. Capitol during the ceremony, the Rutland Herald and Times Argus reported. Treasury Secretary: Jacob S. Lew endorsed “a radical deregulatory approach to financial markets.” His “myopic view of the origins of the economic meltdown … hardly qualifies him for the top economic position in the Obama administration,” Robert Sheer wrote in a column for the Ashville (N.C.) Citizen Times. He quotes Sen. Sanders saying, “We need a Treasury Secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their ...
Fracking, GREED Corporate Industrial Wind and GMO are all linked by the same consciousness of lies and hatred of all Quality of Life for humans, wildlife, and the planet. This map shows the drilling threats to our National Parks. As with Vermont - our National Parks were to be protected for all future generations - - All politicians - especially Vermont Bernie Sanders, Peter Welsh - Peter Shumlin . . . . this is pure evil! You can bait and switch us and pretend you are against fracking - - but what are you really doing? Please share this map - please get your friends to write Congress and the senate to stop this evil ruinous insanity!!! The planet - our wildlife - our children and all future generations depend on us!!!
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers: In response to the Koch brothers' plan to spend $400 million on Republican election campaigns, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the Kochs and urged America to stand up against Citizens United, PoliticusUSA.com reported. Slow Living: A prelude to Brattleboro's annual Strolling of the Heifers, the Slow Living summit spotlights speakers on local agriculture, healthier energy, economic and social policies. It concludes today with speeches from Gov. Peter Shumlin and Sen. Sanders, the Rutland Herald reported. Rx Prices: The House passed a bill that would ban Americans from bringing safe, approved Canadian prescription drugs into the country. Sen. Sanders was the lone "no" vote in the Senate, National Journal and the Canadian press agency QMI reported. "Americans pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for their medicine ... (This bill) does far too little to address this crisis," he said. JP Morgan: Sen. Sanders has introduced a bill that would amend the ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: JP Morgan: The $2 billion loss at JPMorgan Chase is the latest proof that banks can't police themselves and that their trading risks threaten the financial system. Sen. Bernie Sanders is pushing for the breakup of the nation's six biggest banks to prevent another "too-big-to-fail" bailout. USA Today and Business Journal reported. Save Social Security: On Tuesday one of America's wealthiest men, Peter G. Peterson, will lecture the rest of us about why the federal deficit is the most serious problem facing our country ... I'll be outside Peterson's Fiscal Summit with Sen. Sanders and ... others who disagree," Roger Hickey of Campaign for America's Future blogged at The Huffington Post. Make-a-Wish: Burlington broke the Guiness Book of World Records for the most people dunking cookies in milk at the same time. Gov. Peter Shumlin, Sen. Sanders and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinburger dunked the giant cookie for a great cause. The Vermont Make-a-Wish foundation put on the eve ...
So ... a rumor persisted in Hartland, a rumor that everyone found quite disturbing. It was inspired by a huge complex under construction on Rte. I-91 on the Hartland/Hartford line, a site where Homeland Security thought it would be a reasonable idea to put a border check point with Canada. Now, no one with half a brain wants to be any closer to Prime Minister Stephen Harper than necessary, but putting a border check point ninety miles from the Canadian line is more that a bit stupid. After a winter of schedule-disrupting, dangerous road-blocks activists managed to get HS to relent. But construction continues, hence the rumors that HS was pulling the wool over our eyes. Contact with Senator Patrick Leahy, who spearheaded the original fight against HS, with Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch didn't even get the courtesy of one reply. This fanned the flames under the rumor. A note to our excellent governor, Peter Shumlin, however, did get a timely and meaningful reply. Exhibiting considerable ...
SLOW LIVING SUMMIT 2012 Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont: May 30 - June 1 Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. Peter Shumlin, David Orr, John Restakis, James Howard Kunstler to speak at Slow Living Summit Because 2012 is the United Nations-designated Year of the Co-op, the Summit will have a special focus on co-operative organizations, including participation by John Restakis, executive director of the British Columbia Co-operative Association and author of Humanizing the Economy. Other speakers include David Orr (Oberlin college, Down to the Wire), Woody Tasch (Slow Money), Chris Martensen (The Crash Course), Charles Eisenstein (Sacred Economics), James Howard Kunstler (The Long Emergency) and many others! (See complete schedule.) see welcome page for more information and to contact the conference.
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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