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Bernie Sanders

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Jeff Miller, R- Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. He traveled to Philadelphia for a conference and was also planning to go home to Vermont. The House and Senate are set to adjourn next week until early September, and lawmakers from both parties have said completing a bill on veterans' health care is a top priority.

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate panel, made the first move, announcing a proposal that would cost about $25 billion over three years to lease new clinics, hire thousands of doctors and nurses, and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to get outside care.

  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- President Barack Obama this week celebrates the civil rights advances of 50 years ago which laid the groundwork for him to become the first black president, but his own record in making life better for the African-American community that catalyzed his election is mixed.

  • Senator Gives an 'F' to Student Loan Rate Jump Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.

  • Student Loan Rates Double Today     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) discusses a bill he co-sponsored that would restore the student loan rate to 3.4% and explains why it should be the first order of business after the Senate's recess.

  • *CEOs demand Congress find debt solution. WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Chief executives of more than 80 big U.S. corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Cisco Systems and Boeing, joined forces to press Congress to reduce the federal deficit in a rare show of broad corporate unity.

  • $1M grant to help Vt. energy efficiency projects Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.-- The mayor of Vermont's largest city says a $1 million grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide financing to customers for energy efficiency projects.

  • Speculators & Oil Prices     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) charging that speculators, including Goldman Sachs, are to blame for excessive gas prices.

  • Senate Outlook on the Economy     Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    What is the best way to increase jobs and grow the economy? Is a flat tax the answer? Sen. Bernard Sanders, (I-VT), and Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK), weigh in.

  • Sen. Sanders Weighs in on Oil Speculators     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer talks about the frustrating role of speculators in artificially boosting up oil prices, with Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT).