Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

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

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We are the only major country not to guarantee paid medical leave—that is beyond pathetic. We need to provide it for every worker in America.

This bill was far from perfect, and we must go much further. But Democrats did a good job standing up to Trump and McConnell to make sure this relief package got help to workers, small businesses, hospitals, and states and cities that desperately need it.

We must not forget that 27,000 young Dreamers work as doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, and other health providers as we are fighting the coronavirus pandemic. We have got to stand with them and block Trump's insane effort to end the DACA program.

In the midst of this economic downturn goal, the goal right now must be for the government to make whole and protect all of the working families in this country.

It is an outrage that debt collectors are garnishing wages and Social Security checks for unpaid medical bills and student loans. We must cancel all medical and student debt—and stop all debt collection right now. A pandemic is not a time for greed.

I think the American people are united on this: We need policies now which benefit the working families of this country, that benefit low-income people, that benefit the most vulnerable.

How do the geniuses at Trump’s EPA respond to Americans dealing with a deadly respiratory disease? They allow power plants and factories to spew even more air pollution! Absolutely obscene.

The American people increasingly understand that now is the time to think boldly and act decisively. We must move rapidly to a Medicare for All, single-payer system that treats health care as a human right.


President Trump, you made a big mistake. By trying to divide us up by race, religion, gender and nationality you actually brought us closer.

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@realDonaldTrump , you are embarrassing our country and the millions of Americans who fought and died to defeat Nazism.

This is an egregious attack on our democracy. The end of #NetNeutrality  protections means that the internet will be for sale to the highest bidder. When our democratic institutions are already in peril, we must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect.

I was right about Vietnam. I was right about Iraq. I will do everything in my power to prevent a war with Iran. I apologize to no one.

When we say it's time to provide health care to all our people, we're told we can't afford it. But if the stock market is in trouble, no problem! The government can just hand out $1.5 trillion to calm bankers on Wall Street.

No Mr. President, providing health care to every man, woman and child as a right is not a curse, it's exactly what we should be doing.

I say to those who are delaying action on climate change: Look at the blood-red sky and unbreathable air in Australia because of raging forest fires. Our futures are all connected. That is why we must bring the world together and enact a Green New Deal.

Minimum weeks of paid medical leave for workers: MX 52 IE 52 TR 52 DE 52 ES 52 JP 52 GB 52 AU 52 PT 52 LU 52 CZ 52 BE 52 NO 52 FR 52 SI 52 US 0 We must join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee paid sick leave to every single worker in America.