Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders


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

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In this moment of unprecedented crises, the Senate must respond through unprecedented action. We must put the needs of working families ahead of the needs of the wealthy and powerful. That is what this reconciliation bill is all about.

While Walmart refuses to raise its $11 minimum wage, Alice Walton had no problem purchasing a $500 million private art collection, buying a $25 million 2-floor Park Avenue condo with 52 windows and acquiring a $22 million 4,400-acre Texas ranch. Something is very wrong here.

I'm on the Senate floor NOW talking about why it's time to eliminate the tipped minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

70 percent of tipped workers are women. They suffer from the highest rates of sexual harassment of workers in any industry. The time is NOW to end the tipped minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

It is time to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The working class is demanding it.

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This morning, there will be a vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. As I’ve said for years, it is time to end starvation wages in this country.

This package, among many other things, increases direct payments by $1400, extends unemployment benefits, reduces child poverty by half, ensures we are vaccinating as many people as possible, and puts us on a path to safely reopen schools.

56 years after Bloody Sunday, we remember those who put everything on the line for democracy, equality and freedom. We must honor their legacy by passing legislation to protect and expand voting rights for generations to come.

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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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McDonald’s worker in the US: $9/hr McDonald’s worker in Denmark: $22/hr, 6 weeks of annual vacation, a union, 1 year of paid family leave, life insurance and pension. America must join the rest of the industrialized world and ensure that our working class can live with dignity.

@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.

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.

Every police department violating people's civil rights must be stripped of federal funding.

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