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Market Solutions To Climate Change; Rising Poverty Rates
Wednesday, 09/14/11
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Bernie Sanders has been trying to get attention on the problem on poverty. Senator Sanders is speaking out about about rising poverty rates, and also Irene recovery funds. And Lynn Scarlett, an energy policy expert, argues that market-based incentives, rather than government subsidies, are the best approach to climate change.
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Sanders Takes Budget Fight Across The Country
Monday, 08/22/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders is playing a prominent national role to encourage liberal and progressive voters to get more actively involved in the budget decisions to be made by Congress this fall. His message is critical of Republicans, Democrats and President Obama.
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Sanders Hails Obama Emissions Agreement
Friday, 07/29/11
Sen. Bernie Sanders is hailing an agreement to be announced between the Obama administration and U.S. automakers that will increase the average fuel economy of American cars to 54 mpg by 2025.
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Shumlin Disagrees With Sanders On Obama Primary Challenge
Thursday, 07/28/11
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he disagrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for someone to challenge President Obama from the left in next year's Democratic primaries.
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With Petition In Hand, Sanders Pushes For Tax On Wealthy
Tuesday, 07/05/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders is leading an effort among Senate Democrats to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a deficit-reduction plan. Sanders argues that the final package should be a balance between budgets cuts and new revenue.
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Sanders Says Feds Won't Intervene In Entergy Suit
Friday, 07/01/11
Senator Bernie Sanders says the U.S. Justice Department won't intervene in the federal lawsuit being brought against the state of Vermont by the owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
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Sanders Blocks NRC Confirmation
Wednesday, 06/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
Sanders says the NRC is inappropriately taking steps to extend the license of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
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To Cut Debt, Sanders Says Raise Taxes
Thursday, 06/23/11
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for tax increases to reduce the nation's debt, although House Republicans have said they won't support any plan that includes tax hikes.
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Welch Wants Faster Troop Withdrawal
Thursday, 06/23/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all released statements saying they would like to see the president bring home troops from Afghanistan sooner and faster. Obama To Troops: Afghan Withdrawal To Be Gradual Comment: What do you think of Obama's plan?
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Sanders Says AP Raised Serious Nuclear Safety Issues
Wednesday, 06/22/11
Sen. Bernie Sanders says The Associated Press raised disturbing allegations about the safety of aging U.S. nuclear power plants and wants Vermont's Yankee facility shut down.
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Leahy, Sanders Hail Vote To End Ethanol Subsidies
Friday, 06/17/11
A watershed moment for deficit reduction and energy policy. That's the way Vermont's senior U.S. Senator is describing a vote in that body on Thursday to end ethanol tax subsidies. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the subsidies are costing taxpayers more than $5 billion a year.
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Rutland Competition Rewards Energy Efficiency
Friday, 06/10/11
Rutland officials are kicking off a countywide competition to encourage energy efficiency. The competition offers $10,000 rewards to towns that show the greatest percentage of home energy improvements and the highest average energy savings per home.
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Back Paychecks Going To Vt. Contract Workers
Friday, 06/03/11
Checks averaging about $4,000 are going out to about 700 Vermont contract workers of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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Sanders Pledges To End Oil Speculation
Thursday, 06/02/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill to end excessive speculation in oil markets that he says has driven gasoline prices to nearly $4 a gallon. Earlier: Welch Pushes Plan To Curb Gas Prices
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Sanders Hits regulators over oil prices
Friday, 05/27/11
Sen. Bernie Sanders is criticizing federal regulators for what he's calling inaction in the face of mounting evidence that speculation is driving up the price of oil and gasoline.
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Delegation Won't See Bin Laden Photos
Friday, 05/13/11
All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation say they have no interest in seeing graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.
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Sanders Introduces Federal Single-Payer Bill
Wednesday, 05/11/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders says it's critical for supporters of a federal, single payer health care system to keep the issue in front of voters in the coming years.
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Sanders To Meet With Health Center Reps
Monday, 04/25/11
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning a get-together with representatives of Vermont's community health centers.
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Sanders Says A Federal Shutdown Would Hurt Vermonters
Wednesday, 04/06/11
By Samantha Fields
The budget showdown is the big story in Washington right now. If Democrats and Republicans can't reach an agreement on a budget plan by Friday, the federal government will shut down for the first time in 15 years. Senator Bernie Sanders says Vermonters could be hurt if there is a shutdown.
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Sanders Questions Credit For Libyan Bank
Friday, 04/01/11
Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why the U.S. Federal Reserve provided more than $26 billion in credit to an Arab intermediary for the Central Bank of Libya.
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Sanders Details 'Top 10' List Of Corporations Paying No Taxes
Wednesday, 03/30/11
By Ross Sneyd
Washington is gearing up for another series of debates about spending. And Senator Bernie Sanders is joining the fray. He says there are too many large, multi-national companies that have used the tax code to avoid any tax liability.
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Interview: Sen. Sanders Cautious About Libya Action
Friday, 03/25/11
By Bob Kinzel
For much of this week, the United States has been bombing strategic targets in Libya to help the rebellion against President Muammar Khadhafi. Some members of Congress are supporting President Obama's decision to initiate military action but Senator Bernie Sanders says he's nervous about U.S. involvement in Libya.
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Sanders To Chair Senate Panel
Thursday, 03/17/11
Sen. Bernie Sanders has been appointed chairman of a Senate subcommittee dealing with health and aging issues.
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Salmon Forms Exploratory Committee For Senate Run
Thursday, 03/03/11
State Auditor Tom Salmon is forming an exploratory committee as he mulls a possible run next year against Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Sanders Rails Against Stopgap Funding Bill
Thursday, 03/03/11
By Lynne McCrea
Senator Bernie Sanders railed against the stopgap funding bill that was approved this week. He said other senators are trying to balance the budget on "the backs of working people and the poor."
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