With tag: bernie_sanders
Sanders: "Cannot simply cut, cut and cut"
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a
member of the Senate Budget Committee, says he's working with the
committee on a 10-year budget which would create jobs, lower the deficit
and protect working families and the most vulnerable people in our
Sanders Warns Against Changing Social Security Formula
By Melody Bodette
Senator Bernie Sanders warns that he'll oppose one change to Social Security that's under discussion as part of the fiscal cliff talks. Sanders says some want to shift the way the annual cost of living is adjusted for people who receive Social Security benefits.
Sanders To Talk Up Smart Grids
Senator Bernie Sanders is going to be talking
about the benefits of "smart grid" technology for the state of Vermont.
Sanders Plans Hearing On Gas Prices
By Samantha Fields
Bernie Sanders has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate why gas
prices in northwestern Vermont
have been notably higher than elsewhere in the region.
Sen. Sanders On Gas Prices, Citizens United And Gun Control
By Jane Lindholm
We talk to Sanders about gas prices, which have been notably higher in northwestern Vermont, Citizens United, FEMA Irene reimbursements, the recently passed
Transportation Bill, which provides about $464 million to Vermont, and gun
control, in the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Costco Tells Sanders Gas Pumps Blocked By Competitors
The discount retailer Costco is complaining to
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders that it's being blocked by Vermont's environmental permit process from offering cheap
gasoline at its store in Colchester.
Sanders' Food Labeling Amendment Fails In Senate
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan
to give individual states the authority to require the labeling of genetically
engineered foods has been defeated in the U.S. Senate by a three to one
margin. His proposal was one of
more than 70 amendments to the 2012 Farm Bill.
Sanders Hits GOP Position On Air Legislation
The U.S. Senate
has voted to back an Environmental Protection Agency rule that Senator Bernie
Sanders says will protect Vermonters and others in downwind states by
controlling mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants.