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
Washington Budget Cuts in Vermont - 03/14/2011
  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosts this news conference on the budget cuts proposed by congressional Republicans and the need to pair additional revenue with spending cuts.  Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, welcomes...
Town Meeting: Are Corporations Really People? Part 1 - 03/05/2011
  What can be done to reverse the implications of "Corporate Personhood," including the recent, disastrous, Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission that corporations have a constitutionally-...
Town Meeting: Are Corporations Really People? Part 2 - 03/05/2011
What can be done to reverse the implications of "Corporate Personhood," including the recent, disastrous, Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission that corporations have a constitutionally-protected...
Vermont Congressional Delegation on White House Budget - 02/14/2011
Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy, (D) Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) share their concerns and efforts towards stopping cuts to Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 
Washington D.C. February Report - 02/01/2011
Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed a range of issues in this 30 minute segment recorded in the U.S. Senate studios in Washington D.C.
Where is America Going? A Conversation with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders - 11/10/2010
St. Michael's College hosts Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in a conversatoin on Where America is Going.  With the recent elections, students and the Senator enter into an engaging dialogue on the future.
Future of Social Security - 11/10/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representatives of AARP and the Vermont Center for Independent Living discuss the upcoming debate in Congress over the future of Social Security.
Essex Affordable Housing Groundbreaking - 10/11/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), joins Brenda Torpy, C.E.O. for Champlain Housing Trust; Nancy Owens, executive director of Housing Vermont; and other local officials at the groundbreaking of new 30-unit affordable housing development on Susie Wilson...
Preserving Social Security - 09/30/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz) discuss their efforts to protect Social Security against harmful benefit cuts.  They will be joined by national leaders from organized labor, senior advocacy...
Town Meeting on Broadband - 09/25/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders hosted a forum September 25, 2010 in Randolph Center, Vermont on the $116 million in federal stimulus grants and loans awarded to Vermont Telephone Co. to extend broadband to Vermont's under-served communities. Sen. Sanders...
New Burlington Schools Summer Program - 08/02/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Burlington School District Superintendent Jeanne Collins; Jim Down and Bobby Riley, co-principals of the summer school, report on Burlington’s new summer program which received federal funding secured by Sanders, a...
Town Meeting in Putney on Health Care and Jobs - 07/31/2010
Bernie Sanders continues his tour through Vermont Town Meeting Style, this time in Windham County's own Putney, Vermont. For more information: 1-800-339-9834, Http://
Vermont Senators Leahy and Sanders Announce Dairy Price Stabilization - 07/12/2010
U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) detail legislation to stabilize dairy prices and save family farms. Vermont Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee and Vermont dairy farmers Amanda St. Pierre, Travis Forgues, Beth Kennett, and...
Announcement of Funds for 40 School Gardens - 06/04/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announces at Burlington's Champlain Elementary Scool, funding for community gardens at 40 Vermont schools. Champlain School has just established a school community garden. The garden is fully prepared, the beds all...
Federal Funding for Army National Guard Outreach and Childcare - 06/01/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie, the Vermont National Guard adjutant general, announce federal funding that the senator secured to continue Vermont’s model veterans’ outreach program.  They also ...

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