With tag: bernie_sanders
Market Solutions To Climate Change; Rising Poverty Rates
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.
Sanders Hails Obama Emissions Agreement
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.
Sanders Says Feds Won't Intervene In Entergy Suit
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
Welch Wants Faster Troop Withdrawal
By Mitch Wertlieb
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
Obama To Troops: Afghan Withdrawal To Be Gradual
Comment: What do you think of Obama's plan?
Leahy, Sanders Hail Vote To End Ethanol Subsidies
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.
Rutland Competition Rewards Energy Efficiency
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.
Back Paychecks Going To Vt. Contract Workers
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.
Sanders Pledges To End Oil Speculation
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
Sanders Hits regulators over oil prices
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.
Delegation Won't See Bin Laden Photos
All three members
of Vermont's congressional delegation say they have no interest
in seeing graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.
Sanders Questions Credit For Libyan Bank
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.
Interview: Sen. Sanders Cautious About Libya Action
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.
Sanders To Chair Senate Panel
Sen. Bernie Sanders has been appointed
chairman of a Senate subcommittee dealing with health and aging issues.
Sanders Rails Against Stopgap Funding Bill
By Lynne McCrea
Bernie Sanders railed against the stopgap funding bill that was approved this
said other senators are trying to balance the budget on "the backs of working
people and the poor."