U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
RT @SenSanders: The Gulf of Oman incident must not be used as a pretext for war with Iran. War would be an unmitigated disaster for the Uni…
The Gulf of Oman incident must not be used as a pretext for war with Iran. War would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States, Iran, the region, and the world. A unilateral U.S. attack on Iran would be illegal and unconstitutional. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/us/politics/trump-iran-tanker-hormuz.html
America’s economic rise relied on treating Black people as literal property. We have not come to terms with the horrors of slavery and its continued impacts on our society. I am proud to cosponsor this bill to study and develop reparations proposals. https://www.theroot.com/cory-booker-secures-12-co-sponsors-for-reparations-bill-1835500170
Night 2, June 27: @JoeBiden @SenSanders @KamalaHarris @PeteButtigieg @SenGillibrand @MichaelBennet @marwilliamson @RepSwalwell @AndrewYang @Hickenlooper
Dem Debate lineups: Night 1, June 26: @ewarren @BetoORourke @CoryBooker @amyklobuchar @JohnDelaney @TulsiGabbard @JulianCastro @TimRyan @NYCMayor @JayInslee
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to global security. As we see more drought, as poor people are not able to grow the food they need, there will be migrations of millions of people all over the world. That is why we need a Green New Deal. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13062019/climate-change-global-security-violent-conflict-risk-study-military-threat-multiplier
RT @SenSanders: During his presidency, Lula da Silva oversaw huge reductions in poverty and remains Brazil’s most popular politician. I sta…
"I do not begrudge any pregnant person’s personal choice, whatever it is. That is, in fact, the whole point." I hope Americans who do not believe in abortion will consider this powerful op-ed by @RepJayapal. Abortion must remain a constitutional right. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opinion/pramila-jayapal-abortion.html
It is sick and disgraceful that pharmaceutical executives conspired to cover up their greedy price-fixing scheme when @RepCummings and I launched an investigation. They need to be investigated and held accountable by our criminal justice system. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/health/generic-drugs-doj-investigation/index.html
NEW POD: Trump wants more collusion in 2020, @JoeBiden grapples with being a frontrunner, @PeteButtigieg gives a foreign policy speech, and @SenSanders defends New Deal liberalism. Then @IlhanMN talks to @anamariecox about student debt: https://crooked.com/podcast/norway-if-youre-listening/
Just renewed my membership in the @DemSocialists as a "sustaining member" Thanks @AOC, @SenSanders for inspiring me to join.
Donald Trump may not like it, but we are not an authoritarian country. The OSC recommendation is very clear: Ms. Conway must be removed from the federal government for violating the law. https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1139227204632678402
Can you believe it? Amazon is issuing credit cards with 28% interest rates to "help" people with bad credit. This kind of greed makes the poor even poorer and @AOC and I intend to outlaw it. Corporations will have to survive on a 15% cap on interest rates. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/amazon-launches-a-credit-card-for-the-underbanked-with-bad-credit.html
Three years ago, 49 people lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub shooting. It is absurd that we have not passed common sense gun safety legislation by now—all because the GOP is in the pocket of the NRA. My thoughts are with those who are remembering their loved ones today. https://twitter.com/AMarch4OurLives/status/1138891400349736961
Today is historic! The powerful House @WaysMeansCmte is holding a hearing on universal health care —a major step toward passing #MedicareforAll. Watch @RepJayapal and @RepDebDingell explain what this hearing means, and how we advance the fight for health care as a human right.
The internment of Japanese Americans is a stain on our history. It abhorrent that 75 years later, this administration now wants to hold migrant children in one of those same camps. We will look back on Trump’s racist child prisons as an abomination. http://time.com/5605120/trump-migrant-children-fort-sill/
During his presidency, Lula da Silva oversaw huge reductions in poverty and remains Brazil’s most popular politician. I stand with political and social leaders across the globe who are calling on Brazil’s judiciary to release Lula and annul his conviction. https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1138524769182244871
Four million Americans live in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. But their health care is not funded at the same level as the rest of the country. These inequities cannot stand, and today, I am introducing new legislation to fix them. https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-co-sponsors-unveil-legislation-to-put-territories-on-par- with-states-for-medicaid
El pueblo boricua sigue enfrentándose a una crisis y merece recibir todos los fondos federales para la atención de salud basada en la necesidad. Ya llegó la hora de que EE.UU trate a la gente de Puerto Rico como ciudadanos, no como sujetos coloniales. https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/eeuu/nota/sandersyotrossietesenadorespidenequidadenmedicaidparapuertorico-2498899/
I'm proud of my home state of Vermont for reaffirming the right to abortion, at a time when Roe v. Wade is under attack by right-wing extremists across the country. We cannot go back to the days when women did not have the right to control their own bodies. https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1138236472006516739
Very glad to do so. Health care is a human right. https://twitter.com/VOCALNewYork/status/1138111712685637632
RT @LittleMissFlint: Give this kid his money back. No child should be covering lunch debt for his class with his allowance. https://t.co/tz…
The Trump administration should start paying attention to the serious problems facing our country and let the people of the United Kingdom decide their own political future. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pompeo-pledges-not-to-wait-for-britains-elections-to-push-back-against-corbyn-and-anti-semitism/2019/06/07/dfeaa180-9c27-4495-9322-3d16b7d1541a_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.696fa9e9d361
❌ Gut the Voting Rights Act ❌ Cut early voting ❌ Purge voter rolls ❌ Close polling locations ❌ Pass restrictive voter ID laws When I look at the Republican Party’s efforts to make it harder for people to vote, I have to wonder: Do they truly believe in democracy?
This is what oligarchy looks like. Amazon used its enormous wealth and power to kill a tax to build affordable housing in Seattle. One year later, thousands of people live on the streets, and the city continues to struggle with the crisis. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-09/after-amazon-led-tax-rebellion-seattle-s-homeless-aid-stalls
Thank you, Reginald Brown, for sharing your story. I am proud to stand with you to make sure we do not go backward on health care. We are fighting for Medicare for All to make sure that Reginald and every HIV-positive American can afford the lifesaving medicine they need to live.
We have got to end the embarrassment of being the only major country on Earth that does not guarantee paid leave. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1137313334477430786
RT @IlhanMN: Mental health is just as important as physical health; there should absolutely be mental health education in our schools. #Bla…
If the Majority Leader wants to defend starvation wages to the people of Kentucky, that is his right. But I say to Mitch McConnell: let the American people have a vote on a $15 minimum wage.
RT @MomsDemand: Today on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Americans from coast to coast are wearing orange to honor victims and survivo…
The Green New Deal is not only about saving our planet, it is about creating millions of jobs for the American people—family-sustaining, union jobs with benefits. Thank you, @SEIU. This is what leadership and solidarity are about. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/447330-major-union-endorses-green-new-deal
Trump backs Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen and sells them bombs they drop on children. Now he wants @Raytheon to help Saudis develop their own weapons. Congress must stop this president from doing the bidding of the arms industry and this brutal regime. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/us/saudi-arabia-arms-sales-raytheon.html
This is corruption in plain sight. Remember when Mr. Trump told us that he was going to drain the swamp? What a joke. https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/1136632481870991360
As we come together to celebrate #NationalDoughnutDay, let me be perfectly clear: contrary to what you may hear from Fox News, Medicare for All will not limit your donut consumption. We cannot glaze over the fact that America does not guarantee health care as a human right.
I want to applaud @RepJoeNeguse for this passionate defense of country's immigrants and Dreamers—kids who are American in every way but a piece of paper.
It's no secret the @SenateGOP does corporate America's bidding. Well, guess what? Thanks to workers standing up, Amazon and Disney now pay $15 an hour. So I'm asking @Senatemajldr McConnell: if huge corporations can raise wages, why can't you? Let us vote on a $15 minimum wage.
75 years ago at Normandy, the United States and its allies led the largest land invasion in history to help free Europe from Nazi barbarism. We will never forget the young people who gave their lives. We honor them by working toward a world of freedom, dignity and peace for all.
Thousands of transgender individuals are often disrespected and denied health care services due to their gender identity. That’s unacceptable. The Equality Act is an important first step to ensure the transgender community gets the respect and dignity they deserve. #PrideMonth
Are you a student or recent graduate? Apply for a paid internship in Senator Sanders' Burlington and Washington, D.C. offices, including press internships. Applications are due on June 22nd. https://www.sanders.senate.gov/services/internships?fbclid=IwAR0FQfHbJSIVhSTGJSsPTAWqxk3Z6sGR_3-_9eaDarY45d0dFQCVJECo3O0
Trump’s border wall request: $8.6 billion Tax cuts for the wealthy: $1.5 trillion "Space Force" annual budget: $1.3 billion Soccer and legal aid for children locked up at the border: $0 How obscene is it that this administration blames “budget pressures” to punish little kids. https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1136290671063654400
Wall Street bankers say @AOC and I are wrong to advance the Loan Shark Prevention Act, which would put an end to sky-high interest rates on loans and credit cards. Guess what? They're wrong. Now economists are joining the fight. And they are on our side.
Mr. Trump now says he prefers to talk to Iran, after threatening a disastrous military conflict with them. Good. The president can show he is serious about diplomacy by rejoining the nuclear deal he recklessly withdrew from last year. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/world/europe/piers-morgan-donald-trump-interview.html
Trump's Mexico tariffs aren't about trade, it's about a fake border "crisis" to scapegoat migrants. No wonder it's unpopular. We should be working to address migration’s root causes by ending our militarized drug war and race-to-the-bottom trade policies. https://newrepublic.com/article/154048/tariffs-bad-response-imaginary-border-crisis
China, with one-third our per capita income, leads on electric vehicles and renewable energy, while Trump says climate change is a hoax. A Green New Deal would invest in building our electric buses, trains and cars here in America with good union wages. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/with-state-subsidies-and-a-firm-hand-china-races-ahead-with-electric-transport/2019/06/01/2bec456e-7af1-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html
For the millions of DREAMers and TPS holders whose lives have been thrown into chaos by Mr. Trump’s bigotry, we have got to pass this legislation now. I call on Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring this bill to the floor for a vote immediately. https://twitter.com/cbsnews/status/1136046142611951617
LGBTQ people face unacceptable workplace discrimination and abuse. I say to the huge corporations rainbow-branding themselves for #PrideMonth: Pay your employees fairly. Let them unionize. Support their right to health care. Do not cheapen the struggle for dignity and freedom.
Let's not forget that the middle class was built by organized labor. I am very concerned to see that @BuzzFeed still hasn't recognized the union formed by its newsroom employees. Our Workplace Democracy Act will put an end to corporations getting away with these stalling tactics. https://twitter.com/bfnewsunion/status/1135578752266768384
I cannot understand this way of thinking from White House advisor Jared Kushner. It is not moral to have benefitted from the safe haven America provided our parents and grandparents fleeing violence, only to then slam the door shut on today's refugees. https://www.axios.com/jared-kushner-trump-refugee-asylum-cuts-immigration-c82460f1-d4d6-4bbf-bb00-e3d64a454915.html
I believe it is wrong to charge Americans astronomical prices for life-saving drugs developed with taxpayer dollars. You will not find me encouraging pharmaceutical companies to continue ripping off Americans like my Republican colleagues.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It is outrageous that the Walton family makes more in one minute than a Walmart worker earns in a year. It is not radical to end taxpayer subsidies for this wealthy corporation and have it pay its employees a living wage of $15 an hour.
22 Senators just voted for an extreme budget to cut Medicare and Medicaid IN HALF, throwing millions off their health care, while extending Trump's tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy. When Republicans tell us who they are and what they want for this country, we should believe them. https://twitter.com/CQnow/status/1135673262564790272
Big surprise: Under Trump, another head of a federal agency who is supposed to serve the public good is actually furthering family and business interests. The corruption and nepotism of this administration, from Trump on down, never ends. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/446612-transportation-dept-says-it-was-oversight-that-chao-didnt-discuss
3,000 of our fellow Americans died in Hurricane Maria. Instead of being allowed to recover, Puerto Rico faces cuts to health and education. We must stop treating the island as a colony. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and deserve to live with dignity. https://www.latimes.com/sns-tns-bc-puertorico-pro-20190530-story.html
The Trump administration serves one group of people in America: the top 1%. https://thinkprogress.org/gop-tax-bill-was-a-bust-1f3a02d12037/
I applaud New Hampshire for becoming the 21st state to abolish the death penalty. Too many innocent people, particularly racial minorities, get caught up in this unjust policy. A civilized society shouldn’t be involved in the murder of other Americans. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728288240/new-hampshire-abolishes-death-penalty-as-lawmakers-override-governors-veto
More proof that this administration wants to rig the 2020 Census to undercount minorities—and they’re trying to cover it up. The census must not be turned into a partisan weapon. Immigrant communities have a right to equal representation and funding. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/trump-administration-misled-courts-about-origin-plans-add-citizenship-question-n1012096
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