Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

12547354 followers  •  2325 follow  •    •

Today, someone who makes $147,000 a year pays the same amount of Social Security taxes as a millionaire or billionaire. Does that make sense to you?

Sen. Manchin is right. Let’s cut drug prices in half by strengthening the provision in the House-passed Build Back Better legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices like the VA has done for years, and pass the whole package with 50 votes next week. It's time to vote.

I must confess that I love diners. I have not eaten at every diner in Vermont, but I've been to most. They're unpretentious, the food is good, the prices are right and the staff are friendly. Join us on a visit to the Blue Benn in Bennington.

Ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons. Prohibit high-capacity magazines. Expand background checks. End the gun show loophole. If we can’t get 60 votes in the Senate, then we must end the filibuster.

Right now, there are 1,500 paid lobbyists from both parties in Washington working overtime to make sure we don’t represent our constituents who are dying and are sick and tired of paying outrageous prices for prescription drugs. What a disgrace.

$2.5 billion in federal funding went to Moderna. The company’s CEO then received a $926 million golden parachute. Does that make any sense to you?

In the French elections, given the choice between progressives who want to increase taxes on the rich, or right-wing extremists who are viciously anti-immigrant, the pro-business "centrist" party of Macron just couldn't make a choice. There's a lesson to be learned here.


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

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.

Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.

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.

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.