U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
RT @SenSanders: I voted against the war in Iraq. Sadly, much of what I feared in fact did happen. I don't want to see it happen again. http…
RT @SenSanders: I voted against the war in Iraq. Sadly, much of what I feared in fact did happen. I don't want to see it happen again. http…
While Trump provided a trillion dollar tax giveaway to the top 1% and profitable corporations, his budget would deny high-quality childcare and early childhood education to nearly 150,000 kids by cutting Head Start by $7.6 billion over the next ten years.
Trump's budget would take away nutrition assistance from more than 1 million pregnant women, infants and children by cutting the WIC program by $5.8 billion over the next decade. We must defeat this cruel budget.
I voted against the war in Iraq. Sadly, much of what I feared in fact did happen. I don't want to see it happen again.
16 years ago, the United States invaded Iraq. I opposed it at the time, warning of unintended consequences. We are still dealing with those disastrous consequences today and will be for many years. We need a foreign policy that focuses on diplomacy, not war.
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Trump’s proposed increase in base Pentagon spending could make public colleges and universities tuition-free over the next decade.
Today’s vote is about much more than a wall or whether there is a national emergency on the southern border. There is not. It's about whether we are a nation of laws, where the president obeys the Constitution and democratic processes. We will not become an authoritarian nation. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1106267930281607169
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Trump’s budget pays for his huge tax break to the top one percent by cutting $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $845 billion from Medicare and $25 billion from Social Security. That is unacceptable.
In an historic vote, the Senate sent an important message: we will no longer support Saudi Arabia in causing the worst humanitarian disaster on the planet. Congress will reassert its constitutional authority on issues of war and end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1105967210219143168
This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war. We must end the war in Yemen. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OyKAyDyQpaKb
The war in Yemen is both a humanitarian and a strategic disaster. Let us bring this catastrophic and unconstitutional war in Yemen to an end today. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1LyxByoQEROJN
Climate change is the existential crisis of our time. Why isn't this something we talk about on the news every day?
This is very good news. We can't properly reform our broken criminal justice system without ending the death penalty. We must abolish the death penalty once and for all. https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1105807741879271425
Yemen is experiencing the worst humanitarian disaster in the world due to the Saudi-led war. The U.S. has been Saudi Arabia's partner in this horrific war. Too often, our weapons are being used to kill civilians. Today, the Senate can take a major step toward ending this war.
Wealth inequality in America is at an all-time high. It's time we make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.
Donald Trump's budget is not only an absolute disaster – full of ideas that the American people have already rejected – it exposes Trump for the fraud that he is.
85,000 children have starved to death in Yemen as a result of the Saudi-led war. U.S. participation in this war has not been authorized by Congress and is therefore unconstitutional. Tomorrow the Senate will vote to end U.S. support for this disastrous and unconstitutional war.
Medicaid covers nearly half of all births in the U.S. But Donald Trump wants to cut Medicaid by $1.5 trillion. Our job: Stop Trump's cruel budget and guarantee health care to every woman, man and child in this country, not throw more people off the health care they have.
Without new funding, more than 1 million Puerto Ricans will be impacted by cuts to their food assistance. Congress must act immediately to end this humanitarian crisis. https://twitter.com/JStein_WaPo/status/1105481598298935296
Amazon must recognize that workers' rights don't stop at the minimum wage. Amazon must significantly improve working conditions at its warehouses and respect the constitutional right of its employees to form a union and bargain collectively for a better life. https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1105181658628739072
We spend more on the military than the next 10 countries combined. Now Trump is proposing an $861 billion increase in base defense spending over 10 years. And he wants to pay for it by cutting over $1 trillion from programs working families depend on. That is a disgrace.
Trump's budget is breathtaking in its cruelty. It cuts: - $1.5 trillion from Medicaid - $845 billion from Medicare - $25 billion from Social Security This budget does the exact opposite of what Trump promised the American people.
This is a budget for the military-industrial complex, for corporate CEOs, for Wall Street and for the billionaire class. We don’t need billions of dollars for a wall that no one wants. We need a budget that works for all Americans, not just Trump and his billionaire friends. https://twitter.com/nprpolitics/status/1105118525193142278
Climate change is the existential crisis of our time. Why isn't this something we talk about on the news every day?
This is a long overdue rebuke from the United Nations Human Rights Council of Saudi Arabia’s atrocious record on human rights. The United States should put pressure on the Saudi regime to release imprisoned activists and end its persecution of dissidents. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-human-rights-abuses.html
Puerto Rico needs food assistance funding due to the hurricanes which devastated the island. Some 1.4 million U.S. citizens will face large cuts to their food assistance benefits, 230,000 will lose the benefits entirely. We must act now to end this crisis. https://twitter.com/JStein_WaPo/status/1104086113625399296
We must hold Andrew Wheeler, Trump's new EPA secretary and an ex-coal lobbyist, accountable to enact bold and progressive measures to address the climate crisis.
Without new funding, more than 1 million Puerto Ricans will be impacted by cuts to their food assistance. We must address this crisis immediately and bring Puerto Rico back onto SNAP. @CarmenYulinCruz
Congratulations to UE Locals 506 and 618 for their successful effort in standing up for justice and dignity. This is a victory for workers across the country who are sick and tired of seeing their standard of living decline as a result of corporate greed. https://twitter.com/ueunion/status/1103513649673576448
In the United States, you should not be in danger of losing your home because you get sick. We need to take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry and lower drug prices.
Today I introduced legislation with @NydiaVelazquez that would end unequal treatment of the territories, help Puerto Rico recover from the hurricanes and aid the most vulnerable in our society by providing sustainable economic relief going forward.
Medicare for All is the only solution to our current wasteful, for-profit health care system.
Congratulations to @BobbyScott and every Democrat on the @EdLaborCmte for passing legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from a starvation wage of $7.25 an hour to a living wage of $15 an hour. A job should lift Americans out of poverty, not keep them in it. https://twitter.com/EdLaborCmte/status/1103359613511045120
Are you a student or recent graduate? Apply for a paid internship in my Burlington or DC office. Applications are due on March 16. https://www.sanders.senate.gov/services/internships
40% of fast-food workers have reported experiencing sexual harassment. That is simply unacceptable. We must stand with the brave McDonald’s workers protesting today to demand the company address this epidemic of sexual harassment. https://twitter.com/fightfor15/status/1102976731605024769
Americans are being forced to ration life-saving medication because Catalyst Pharmaceuticals raised the price of the drug from $0 to $375,000. That is unconscionable.
600,000 people, disproportionately people of color, were arrested for possession of marijuana in 2017. It is time to decriminalize marijuana, expunge past marijuana convictions and end the failed war on drugs.
My friend @RepRoKhanna's excellent questioning of Michael Cohen confirmed that the president is very likely a criminal.
Today’s House Oversight hearing with Michael Cohen confirms what we already knew: the president is a liar, a racist, and very likely a criminal.
I hope we will soon vote on this common-sense bill in the Senate and start to stem the tide of gun violence in this country. https://twitter.com/nprpolitics/status/1100864106234564613
5 states have now passed legislation increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. I congratulate the Vermont Senate for doing the same. Let's make sure every worker in Vermont and throughout the country has the right to a living wage. https://twitter.com/sevendaysvt/status/1100450172339916801
Wabtec provided some $60 million in payments to the company's 20 top executives as a result of its merger with GE but is now trying to force workers into 12 hour shifts without overtime pay. That is outrageous. I stand with UE Local 506 and 618.
While health insurance and drug companies make billions in profits, thousands of Americans die each year because they lack access to health care. We must make health care a right, not a privilege. Thank you @RepJayapal for helping to lead the effort to pass Medicare for All. https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/1100791891946283010
Americans are sick and tired of corporate America and their wealthy CEOs ripping off working families. I'm proud to stand with the locomotive manufacturing workers of @ueunion Local 506 and 618 in their fight against GE/Wabtec to maintain decent wages and working conditions. https://twitter.com/ueunion/status/1100367854485102592
No surprise. Insurance and drug companies oppose Medicare for All. They make billions in profits from our dysfunctional system and pay their CEOs outrageous amounts. But we have the people on our side. They understand we must guarantee health care as a right, not a privilege. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1099363267959500800
The people of Venezuela are enduring a serious humanitarian crisis. The Maduro government must put the needs of its people first, allow humanitarian aid into the country, and refrain from violence against protesters.
@UEUnion workers from #UE506 line up to vote to authorize a strike if necessary as negotiations with Wabtec breakdown. At stake: weekends, family sustaining wages, job security and 80 years of workers’ rights.  I stand with #UE506 and working Americans everywhere.
This new rule is a disgraceful assault on women's right and an assault on millions of Americans' ability to get the health care they need. Title X funds provide much-needed family planning services for millions of people. Congress must take action to overturn the final rule. https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1099016036534358017
Combined 2018 profit of Amazon, GM, Netflix & Goodyear: $24.5 billion Federal income taxes paid: $0 Combined federal tax refund: $275 million Our job: Repeal all of the Trump tax giveaways to the top 1 percent and large corporations and rebuild the disappearing middle class.
This drug was free for patients just weeks ago. Now, patients around the country are rationing their medication because they have no idea how they will afford it. Meanwhile, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is set to make hundreds of millions of dollars off their suffering. https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1098715442582048771
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