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
Town Meeting on Healthcare – Rutland, VT - 08/15/2009
Senator Sanders Town Meeting on Healthcare – Rutland, VT. For more information: 1-800-339-9834, Http://
Washington Report - 07/24/2009
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Chief of Staff Huck Gutman discuss a range of issues in this 30 minute segment recorded in the U.S. Senate studios in Washington D.C.
Press Conference on Health Care Reform - 07/13/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate health committee, assembled some of the letters in a new booklet, The Health Care Crisis: Letters from Vermont and America. “In poignant and heartbreaking terms, the letters describe the pain...
Federal Support for Financial Literacy - 07/01/2009
Sen. Bernie Sanders called for a new Financial Product Safety Commission to protect consumers from abusive lenders and also announced a $130,000 federal grant to improve financial literacy for young people in Vermont. Sanders was joined at the...
Town Meeting: Transforming our Healthcare System - 06/01/2009
The Senator is joined by author TR Reid and panelists to discuss what can be learned from other countries and implemented here to transform the American healthcare system.
New Veteran Benefits - 05/18/2009
Senator Sanders along with veterans officials and advocates shares information on the new G.I. Bill and expanded eligibility for health care.
Credit Cardholder Rights Press Conference - 05/11/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to the more than 1,000 people who wrote to him to complain about high interest rates, hidden fees and other credit card abuses. Sen. Sanders speaks of the legislation he has proposed and the efforts he will make on...
H.E.L.P. Commitee Hearing - 04/30/2009
H.E.L.P. (Health, Education, Labor & Pension) Committee Hearing. Hearing on primary health care access reform, community health centers and the National Health Service Corps. Produced buy the office of Sen Bernie Sanders. The hearing was held in...
Town Hall Meeting on Rural Transportation with U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood - 04/17/2009
National Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood participates in a Town Hall Meting on Rural Transportation convened by Sen Bernie Sanders and held in Montpelier's statehouse.
Groundbreaking Solar Project at Richmond School - 04/16/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders along with State and School officials announce the launch of the largest solar energy project at a Vermont public school. (Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond).
Town Meeting on the Economic Crisis - 04/16/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders (I) invites Professor William Black and Congressman Peter Welch to a Washington County area forum as part of a series of forums across Vermont, April 16, 2009.  
St. Johnsbury Town Meeting on the Economy - 04/11/2009
One of a series of statewide forums with Senator Bernie Sanders (I), this one in Caledonia County April 11, 2009  
Sanders Press Conference - Volunteer Firefighters and EMS - 04/06/2009
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced 4/6/09 that he has introduced legislation to strengthen support for the thinning ranks of volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.
Sanders Press Conference - Increased Funding for Vermont Child Care and Head Start - 03/16/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders announced a 'very significant increase' in funding for child care and Head Start in Vermont and throughout the country.
Press Conference on Vermont Air Guard Solar Project - 03/02/2009
Senator Bernie Sanders and Vermont National Guard leaders will hold a press conference to announce a major solar energy project. The project could become one of the largest photovoltaic arrays in New England. It also may utilize wind, biomass...

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