Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders)

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/

Vermont/DC

2009-04-07 13:02:35

AR-15s have one purpose: to kill and maim human beings.

Ban assault weapons.

AR-15s have one purpose: to kill and maim human beings. Ban assault weapons.

We live in a country which can provide literally hundreds of millions of dollars to CEOs, and yet we have teachers who have to take money out of their own pockets to buy school supplies. If we believe in the future of this country, we have got to believe in our educators.

The world's richest 1% have over twice the wealth of 6.9 billion people. The planet will not be secure or peaceful when so few have so much and so many have so little. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/20/oxfam-worlds-billionaires-richer-than-a-combined-4point6-billion-peo...

Many of my colleagues believe we should throw more money into our bloated $740 billion military budget—more than the next ten nations combined. I say, let us invest in our youth. Let us protect our seniors. Let us repair our crumbling infrastructure.

When General Electric outsources jobs, it raves about China. When GE wants to pay $0 in taxes for eight straight years, or needs a $16 billion bailout, it doesn't talk about China. GE goes to the taxpayers of the United States for its welfare checks. https://amp.twimg.com/v/afc876c6-732e-4f79-a854-847f5c23f194

Jane and I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day filled with love and compassion.

Jane and I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day filled with love and compassion.

Two years ago, 17 students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were brutally killed. One year ago, the House passed HR 8 to require universal background checks for guns. 90% of Americans support this policy. Senator McConnell: Do your damn job. Pass this bill.

We don't talk enough about the positive impact of Social Security. Before it was law, half of seniors lived in poverty. It cuts the racial wealth gap and has lifted millions from poverty. Our job is not to cut Social Security. Our job is to expand it. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/30/metro/bc-report-social-security-helps-shrink-wealth-gap-betwe...

Having access to clean, unfracked water shouldn’t be a radical idea. I’m proud to support @sensanders, @repaoc, @senjeffmerkley, and @repdarrensoto in their fight to ban #fracking.

Having access to clean, unfracked water shouldn’t be a radical idea. I’m proud to support  @Bernie Sanders,  @Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  @Senator Jeff Merkley, and  @US Rep. Darren Soto in their fight to ban  #fracking.

Today the Senate voted, 55-45, to stop a war with Iran.

The Constitution made sure Congress could vote to block a president from taking our country into needless conflicts.

We cannot allow Trump to send working-class kids to fight and die in another endless war.

Today the Senate voted, 55-45, to stop a war with Iran. The Constitution made sure Congress could vote to block a president from taking our country into needless conflicts. We cannot allow Trump to send working-class kids to fight and die in another endless war.

I voted YES. Unlike Trump, today's bipartisan vote made it clear that a majority of the U.S. Senate believes in our Constitution and the separation of powers. It is Congress, not the president, who has the power to take this country into war, and that's what this vote was about.

SENATE VOTES ON TRUMP WAR POWERS: The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a war powers resolution that would rein in President Trump's ability to deploy U.S. forces against Iran. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mrxmQXzWqVxy

Our planet just experienced the hottest January in recorded history. If our political system won't allow us move quickly to 100% renewable energy as the scientists say we must, I believe it is time for a political revolution. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/earth-just-had-its-hottest-january-recorded-history-n113...

Today, I am voting for a bipartisan War Powers Resolution to stop Trump's dangerous escalation with Iran and uphold our Constitution. Sadly, too many Republican Senators are willing to give this reckless president even more power to launch illegal war. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/13/trump-grows-more-dangerous-republicans-face-anoth...

Remember: our "crazy idea" of universal health care is a reality in: Australia Austria Belgium Canada Chile Czech Rep. Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Israel Italy Japan Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal S. Korea Spain Sweden Switz. Turkey U.K.

My friend @MarkRuffalo is right. Fracking poisons our water and causes climate change.

I am proud to introduce the first nationwide fracking ban with @AOC, @SenJeffMerkley and @RepDarrenSoto.

Our job: End the greed of the fracking industry and rapidly move to renewable energy.

My friend  @Mark Ruffalo is right. Fracking poisons our water and causes climate change. I am proud to introduce the first nationwide fracking ban with  @Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  @Senator Jeff Merkley and  @US Rep. Darren Soto. Our job: End the greed of the fracking industry and rapidly move to renewable energy.

The big banks don't want us to cancel all $1.7 trillion in student debt by taxing Wall Street speculation. Too bad. It will be a tremendous act of economic, racial, and social justice for working people. https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/19/us/student-loan-slow-repayment-moodys-trnd/index.html

I voted against the Patriot Act in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2015. I strongly oppose its reauthorization next month. I believe that in a democratic and constitutional form of government, we cannot sacrifice the civil liberties that make us a free country. https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-hate-surveillance-on-trump-but-sound-like-theyll-renew-the...

Many public colleges and universities were tuition-free 50 years ago. America is now twice as rich. I think maybe we can afford to stop punishing our young people with student debt for the "crime" of getting an education. It's time to make college a right for all.

When I say Trump is a pathological liar, what do I mean? He promised to "always protect" Medicare and Social Security last week. Yesterday, he released a budget to: ⚠️Cut Social Security by over $24 billion ⚠️Cut Medicare by $500 billion ⚠️Cut Medicaid by $900 billion Obscene.

The Trump Budget for 2021 is a budget of, by, and for the one percent. It is a deeply immoral document.

See our full analysis:

The Trump Budget for 2021 is a budget of, by, and for the one percent. It is a deeply immoral document. See our full analysis: https://www.budget.senate.gov/download/sbc-trump-budget-reaction

My Prescription Drug Price Relief Act forces pharmaceutical CEOs to bring their prices down to what other rich countries pay.

If Big Pharma refuses, we end their patent monopolies and allow cheap generics to be made, saving Americans billions of dollars a year.

My Prescription Drug Price Relief Act forces pharmaceutical CEOs to bring their prices down to what other rich countries pay. If Big Pharma refuses, we end their patent monopolies and allow cheap generics to be made, saving Americans billions of dollars a year.

Decades of corporate trade have devastated our manufacturing base, killing millions of blue-collar jobs. A Green New Deal ends that. We will create millions of good, union jobs to manufacture renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, and rebuild our infrastructure.

Here's our Trump FY2021 budget thread, which we'll be updating throughout the day. Ranking Member  @Bernie Sanders: "I will do what I can to ensure that Trump’s Budget is rejected by Congress. This is not what our priorities as a country are about.” https://www.budget.senate.gov/ranking-member/newsroom/press/sanders-calls-on-congress-to-reject-trum...

Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world and Amazon is worth more than a trillion dollars.

Workers there should not be 3 times more likely to be injured on the job. Bathroom breaks should not be considered "time off task." Amazon's warehouse conditions are intolerable. 3

Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world and Amazon is worth more than a trillion dollars. Workers there should not be 3 times more likely to be injured on the job. Bathroom breaks should not be considered "time off task." Amazon's warehouse conditions are intolerable.

@SenSanders The SNAP cuts in Trump's budget are both massive and immediate. SNAP benefits are already small - just $1.40 per person per meal. Cutting the program by a quarter is extremely cruel.

 @Bernie Sanders The SNAP cuts in Trump's budget are both massive and immediate. SNAP benefits are already small - just $1.40 per person per meal. Cutting the program by a quarter is extremely cruel.

People are being thrown in jail for being unable to pay their medical bills. To my mind, that is outrageous and un-American. "Medical debt" should not exist. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coffeyville-kansas-medical-debt-county-in-rural-kansas-is-jailing-peopl...

Trump said he would “always protect your Medicare and Social Security. Always.” Today, his budget is cutting them by hundreds of billions of dollars. I will do everything in my power to ensure that Congress rejects this budget of, for, and by the 1%. https://www.vox.com/2020/2/10/21131316/trump-2021-budget-entitlement-cuts

Corporations have dumped toxic "forever chemicals" into our environment. It's now in 43 cities' water supplies. My bill forces these companies to pay for the cleanup. Maybe I'm "radical," but I think the water in our taps must be free of toxic chemicals. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/480571-sanders-introduces-bill-to-clean-up-of-toxic-fo...

I don't hear bankers complain about "big government" when taxpayers hand them a trillion-dollar bailout. I don't see drug companies grumble when "big government" gives them patent monopolies to charge sky-high prices. I don't know who's more corrupt: Wall Street or Big Pharma.

Opioid makers flooded America with 100 billion pills from 2006-2014. 130,000 people died due to their greed. Executives lied about opioids’ addictiveness, pocketing billions in profits. My Opioid Crisis Accountability and Results Act helps put corporate criminals behind bars.

Trump could get us into never-ending, perpetual warfare in the Middle East. The Senate must pass my No War Against Iran Act.

Trump could get us into never-ending, perpetual warfare in the Middle East. The Senate must pass my No War Against Iran Act.

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