Senator Bernie Sanders



Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

U.S. Senate, 2007-present


Programs in this Series

Format: 2020-07-03
Format: 2020-07-03
Community Health Center Leaders - 12/04/2013
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) host a meeting of community health center leaders from throughout Vermont followed by Sanders and health center representatives Beth Wennar, Board member from Battenkill Valley Health Center, Eric Medved, Vice...
Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status may be a Death Sentence in America - 11/20/2013
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on aging, holds a hearing to discuss the extraordinary disparities in life expectancy that exist between regions of the United States and even neighborhoods within cities.
Launch of Solar Testing Site in Vermont - 11/04/2013
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who serves on the Senate energy and environment committees, will be joined on Monday by Gov. Peter Shumlin and representatives of IBM, Sandia National Laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy to launch the...
Town Meeting on Veterans Issues - 06/01/2013
Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, joins Deb Amdur, Director of the WRJ VA Medical Center, and others at the VFW in Brattleboro, VT for a public discussion as to how we can best address the needs of Vermont...
Older Americans Summit - 05/23/2013
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other senators are hosting a summit meeting with seniors’ organizations today. Sanders also plans to introduce legislation the same day to reauthorize and strengthen the landmark Older Americans Act which...
Town Hall Meeting with Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen - 05/18/2013
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds a Town Hall meeting with Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen to discuss how the people of Denmark enjoy some of the best health care, education, and environmental protection in the world.  The questins is...
Press Conference on Social Security - 05/08/2013
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosts a summit meeting on Capitol Hill with seniors, veterans and other grassroots groups united to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans from budget cuts proposed by congressional Republicans and some...
Senior Issues - 04/19/2013
Important discussion that features Senator Sanders and statewide leaders on senior issues. Are you concerned about how the fiscal crisis in Washington will affect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Veteran's Benefits? Much is at stake in...
Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Jail - Town Meeting with Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi - 04/12/2013
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is joined by author and journalist Matt Taibbi for a Town Meeting on the Economy - Taking on Wall Street and the Big Banks.  Discussions include the power of Wall Street, Wall Street and the Economy, How to...
Energy Efficiency Program - On-Bill Financing - 03/29/2013
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is joined by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and a member of the Wagner family, owners of Waggy’s store and deli, the first business to participate in the innovative financing program that helps pay for...
Bernie Sanders Conference On Global Warming, Part 1 - 03/16/2013
Bernie Sanders Conference On Global Warming Part 1
Bernie Sanders Conference On Global Warming, Part 2 - 03/16/2013
Bernie Sanders Conference On Global Warming Part 2
Impacts of Budget Issues on Vermont - 03/11/2013
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, discusses with Marianne Miller, Headstart Director with Central Vermont Community Action Council, and Steve Geller, Executive Director of Southeastern Vermont Community...
EPW Press Conference - 02/14/2013
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announces a major climate change legislation. Sen. Sanders is joined by Sen. Boxer (D-Calif.), Bill McKibben, autohor, activist and founder of, Mike Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club and other...
Town Meeting on Senior Issues - 02/09/2013
Town meeting sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss a varitey of senior-related issues with Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security Works.

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