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Bernie Sanders

Unreliable electricity and water, untreated wounds, vermin. These prison conditions are intolerable. We lock up more people—disproportionately Black and brown—than any other country on Earth. We need comprehensive prison reform as a matter of racial and social justice. twitter.com/MarshallProj/s…
Don't you feel grateful? The world’s most expensive drug is coming out—$2-3 million a pop. $69 billion in annual profits were just not enough for Big Pharma. BioMarin should lose its patent monopoly for this price-gouging. Under our legislation, it will. axios.com/biomarin-pharm…
250 pages. 37,500 words. Not a single damn mention of “climate change.” Trump’s NAFTA is a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry. I voted NO because the future of our planet is more important than the short-term profits of Exxon Mobil and Chevron.
Why will our agenda—living wages, a healthy planet, peace, health care, education and housing for all—succeed? Because that is the agenda of the working class. The majority. And when working people come together and fight for it, big-money interests don’t stand a chance.
My friend Senator Schumer is right. Trump's NAFTA does not even mention the words "climate change"—the existential threat facing not only our country but the entire planet. twitter.com/SenSchumer/sta…
The average student debt for black college graduates 3 years after graduation exceed $50K. Yes Senator Sanders cancel all the debt and make all public colleges and HBCUs tuition free rewire.news/article/2019/1… twitter.com/sensanders/sta…
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Student debt cancellation will be fully paid for by a tax on Wall Street speculation—similar to what exists in dozens of other countries. The American people bailed out Wall Street, now it's Wall Street's turn to help America's working families. medium.com/@SenSanders/th…
It’s time we make the richest 1% pay their damn taxes and make safe, affordable housing a human right. twitter.com/wsj/status/121…
I stand proudly with labor unions, environmental organizations and family farmers against Trump’s NAFTA 2.0. In my view, we must rewrite our disastrous trade agreements to end the outsourcing of American jobs, combat climate change, and stop the destructive race to the bottom.
Congratulations to advocates in Richmond who won this ballot measure to restrict coal exports. I stand with the communities who are fighting fossil fuel CEOs every step of the way. Our job: Break our addiction to fossil fuels and create millions of family-sustaining clean jobs. twitter.com/nbcbayarea/sta…
Trump’s deal with China won't fix a failed trade policy that has destroyed 3.7 million U.S. jobs. I am proud to have voted against the disastrous 2000 China trade agreement. We need a trade policy that stops giant corporations from shipping jobs overseas and polluting our planet. twitter.com/EconomicPolicy…
It is outrageous that the President’s personal lawyers appear to have directed the surveillance of a U.S. ambassador. This must be fully investigated as the Senate conducts the impeachment trial. We have a responsibility to hold this lawless administration to account. twitter.com/nprpolitics/st…
Weeks have passed since the House passed legislation to lower prescription drug prices, but Mr. Trump has already promised to veto it. He never had the guts to stand up to his billionaire friends and Big Pharma, whose greed is killing Americans. thehill.com/policy/healthc…
At a time when there are so many vulnerable seniors out there whose entire income is Social Security, we cannot tolerate any cuts. No senior should live in poverty. We must expand Social Security so every American can retire with the dignity and the respect they deserve.
No successful effort to end war happened without massive grassroots pressure. If enough ordinary people get engaged in the political process, we can change the course of history. twitter.com/CNN/status/121…
BlackRock, the largest Wall Street investment firm in the world, says today that it will focus on environmental sustainability. It can start by ending its investments in destroying the Amazon rainforest. Funding the slashing and burning of our planet's lungs is a disgrace.
I cannot, for the life of me, begin to understand the cruelty of a president who—just two years after passing a $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to the rich—is now cutting food assistance to 700,000 hungry people. We have all the resources we need to eradicate hunger in America. twitter.com/nytimes/status…
As I said at the time, it was shameful to give Trump a huge Pentagon budget without putting real limits on his abuse of power. Now he's unconstitutionally diverting $7 billion to build his border wall. When will Congress finally have the guts to rein in this lawless president? twitter.com/nytimes/status…
Don't tell me the United States cannot implement a Medicare for All system to guarantee health care to every man, woman and child. If every other major country can do it, then surely so can we. vox.com/health-care/20…
Both @RepRoKhanna and I got involved in politics as young people because of our shared opposition to unjust war. We cannot let this generation experience horrors akin to Vietnam or Iraq. This is how we stop a war with Iran: cnn.com/2020/01/13/opi…
The people of Puerto Rico have been battered by hurricanes and earthquakes. They need humanitarian assistance now. @NydiaVelazquez, @AOC and I say to Trump: Do your job and release the $18 billion in disaster funding that Congress already approved.
Big banks know fossil fuels cause climate change. But JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citibank are still trying to profit off the product that is destroying our planet. To stop climate change, we have to stand up to Wall Street. nytimes.com/2020/01/11/opi…
Fatal shootings by police in 2018: 🇮🇸-0 🇫🇮-3 🇸🇪-6 🇫🇷-26 🇨🇦-36 🇺🇸-992 Imagine: Walter Scott—and so many others—would be alive today if we had the major criminal justice reform we need in this country.
Just as we were led into Vietnam and Iraq by lies, Donald Trump is misleading us on Iran. I will do everything that I can as a United States Senator to prevent such a war. twitter.com/nytimes/status…
What do I mean by a rigged economy? Here's what the past decade looked like: Wages of the top 1%: 📈+19% $620,000 to $740,000 a year Median wage: 🏊🏼‍+2% $18.40 to $18.80 an hour Minimum wage:📉-17% $8.70 to $7.25 an hour It's time to put working people first instead of last.
A 1.5-million-acre “megafire” is threatening Australia. Indonesia is dealing with deadly floods. We cannot keep avoiding the fact that climate change is our existential challenge as a global community. Let’s get on with the work of saving our planet. washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/0…
This House Republican voted to stop Trump from illegally taking us to war with Iran. Standing up for the Constitution is not a partisan issue. Congress must always vote on whether to send our young men and women to war.
Four-year public university tuition in 1965 cost $261 a year. Today, it is $10,440 a year. Taxpayers paid for a trillion-dollar bailout to benefit the crooks on Wall Street. I think we can afford to make public colleges tuition free and cancel all student debt.
I am proud to partner with Republican Senator Mike Lee to pass our No War Against Iran Act. Defending the Constitution is not a partisan issue. We will do everything in our power to build bipartisan majorities in Congress to prevent this war. cnn.com/2020/01/11/pol…
Raising the minimum wage by $1 could’ve prevented thousands of suicides a year. We will end the 40-year assault on the working class and the suffering it has caused for our people. Every job in America must pay a living wage of at least $15 an hour. cnn.com/2020/01/09/hea…
We must stand shoulder to shoulder with the Muslim community. Trump's travel ban has never been about keeping America safe—just look at the president's own word. It has always been a racist attempt to ban Muslims from entering the United States, which cannot be allowed to stand. twitter.com/Haleaziz/statu…
Our bipartisan effort to end unauthorized military actions in Yemen passed the House and Senate. Trump vetoed it. The result? He’s carrying out illegal assassination attempts in Yemen. Congress has got to stand up to this lawless president. twitter.com/John_Hudson/st…
Over the past 50 years: ⬆️ Real wages for the top 1% tripled 🔝 The top 0.1% saw wages grow 450% 📉 Pay for minimum-wage workers fell by 30% The solution is clear: End the obscene profiteering, and make all jobs pay a living wage of at least $15.
My colleagues and I are tired of endless wars. That is why we introduced the No War Against Iran Act. We must learn from our mistakes, not repeat them.
The president is lying. He rolled back the Clean Power Plan, which will cause more deaths from air pollution. He allowed more coal ash to contaminate our water with mercury and arsenic. We must defeat his agenda to protect our health and environment.
About 900,000 people in Puerto Rico are still without power. It is well past time to build a 100% sustainable, decentralized, resilient power grid in Puerto Rico—instead of depending on outdated fossil fuel power plants that repeatedly plunge Puerto Rico into darkness. twitter.com/CBSThisMorning…
It’s is our job – it is our responsibility – to debate and vote, especially when it involves war and peace and the lives of our servicemen and women and their families. I strongly support @SenSanders' bill and am proud to cosponsor it, and I hope we can have this debate.
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It is unbelievable that in the richest country on earth, community groups collect donations to pay off the lunch debt of elementary school kids. Here's a radical idea: every child in America has the right to eat free nutritious meals at school every day. ajc.com/news/local/org…
Now is the time for Congress to once again come together and make certain that the president will not have one penny to spend on a war in Iran unless there is Congressional authorization. #NoWarWithIran
Our Founding Fathers understood that it was only too easy for a president to lead the country into a disastrous military conflict. That is why they gave the exclusive power over war and peace to the people’s elected representatives.
I will do everything that I can as a United States Senator to prevent such a war.
Let’s be clear: another war in the Middle East could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars and lead to even more deaths, more conflict, more displacement in that already highly volatile region of the world.
The Iraq war led to the deaths of 4,500 U.S. troops, and the wounding of tens of thousands. It led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and the displacement of over 5 million people. And after all that, the Iraqi parliament voted last week to boot U.S. forces out.
In terms of Iraq, we were told that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, that he was working with Al Qaeda, and that we needed to invade Iraq unless we wanted to see another 9/11, or even worse, a nuclear attack. Those claims were lies.
The result: the war in Vietnam cost us 59,000 American deaths and many others who came home wounded in body and spirit. In fact, a whole generation was devastated by that war. The casualties in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia are almost incalculable.
When I look back upon American history I remember the two most significant foreign policy mistakes our country made in the modern era, and those are the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. And let us be clear, we were led into both of those wars by a series of lies.
Proud to join @SenSanders, @RepRoKhanna, @RepBarbaraLee & other colleagues to call on Congress to pass the #NoWarWithIran Act to block all funding for war with Iran without prior congressional authorization. Tune in LIVE here NOW: facebook.com/senatorsanders…
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LIVE: I’m with my colleagues @SenSanders and @RepRoKhanna to demand Congressional action to #StopTrumpsWar and say #NoWarWithIran! We cannot continue this devastating cycle of violence. facebook.com/senatorsanders…
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I am proud to stand with my colleagues today to reassert our constitutional authority and introduce legislation—the No War Against Iran Act—to stop President Trump from leading this country into an illegal war against Iran. The American people are sick and tired of endless wars.
 
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