U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump, you made a big mistake. By trying to divide us up by race, religion, gender and nationality you actually brought us closer.
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.