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: 2020-07-04
Format: 2020-07-04
Telephone Conference Call About Energy Legislation - 05/27/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses legislation he is introducing to ban offshore drilling along America’s ocean coastlines and increase fuel efficiency in American cars..
Town Meeting on the No Child Left Behind Act and Education Reform - 05/10/2010
Senator Sanders Town Meeting on Education, held in South Burlington, VT. focussing on 'No Child Left Behind and Education Reform.  Joining Senator Sanders are Armando Vilaseca, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Education, Martha...
Roundtable on Geothermal Energy - 04/17/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S Department of Energy Cathy Zoi, along with a panel of Vermont experts and homeowners discuss the ways in which geothermal energy can help move Vermont...
Newly Passed Health Care Reform - Expanding Primary Health Care - 04/12/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders with representatives of Vermont’s eight Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) discuss the impact of the newly-passed health care reform bill on expanding primary health care in Vermont.
Energy Conservation Grants for Vermont Communities - 03/29/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. James Douglas announce energy efficiency and conservation grants for 147 schools, towns, and cities across the state.
Forum On Danish Health Care System - 03/22/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders hosts Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen for a forum on the Danish Health Care System.  UVM Medical Students and Staff participate in the forum held on the campus of UVM Medical School.
Community Health Center of Burlington - Open House, Free Checkups - 03/08/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders; Jack Donnelly, executive director of the Community Health Center of Burlington; Dr. Patti Fisher, medical director of the center holds a press conference on free medical exams, testing (March 14th.).
Press Conference on Support for Vermont Senior Centers - 03/01/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders announced federal funding he secured for equipment and renovations at 34 senior centers across the state. Joining Senator Bernie Sanders; Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, associate state director for AARP Vermont; Diane Novak,...
Press Conference on Solar in Schools Program - 02/19/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders engages students on their proposals to purchase educational, small-scale solar energy installations through the Sanders-funded 'Solar in Schools' program.
Press Conference on Veterans Issues - 02/16/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, discusses initiavies to boost Veterans Benefits. Joining Senator Sanders: Milt Willis, American Legion of Vermont; Edward Laviletta, Vermont Veterans of Foreign Wars; Andrew...
Town Meeting: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack - 02/13/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders hosts U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at a dairy town meeting at the Burlington Hilton.  Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, and Vermont Agriculture Secretary Roger Albee will also...
Emergency Responder Recruitment and Retention - 01/18/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Kristy Oxholm, president of the Vermont State Firefighters Association; Jim Finger, president of the American Ambulance Association; Jim Litevich, chief of the Vermont Fire Academy; Gary Dillon of the Waterbury...
Solar Hot Water Heaters for Vermont Public Housing - 01/13/2010
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt. .), chairman of the Green Jobs Subcommittee, and Nancy Owens, President of Housing Vermont, announce federal funding for the largest solar hot water heating project in the state of Vermont.
Delinquency Prevention Funds - 09/29/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders today announced $523,000 for delinquency prevention programs in Vermont. “I am proud to announce federal support for four different Vermont organizations that are doing an excellent job in working with young people....
Green Jobs Subcommittee Field Hearing w/ Senator Bernie Sanders - 08/20/2009
Senator Sanders Town Meeting on Healthcare – Rutland, VT. For more information: 1-800-339-9834, Http://

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