U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

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The loudest voices in the Republican Party demanding that women be forced to give birth against their will are exactly the same people who oppose virtually every effort here in Congress designed to improve life for children and their mothers.
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This act of domestic terrorism by a racist, anti-Semitic white supremacist using an AR-15 should be a call to action. Let us finally pass common sense gun safety reforms. We cannot grow numb to this violence, and we must show our nation can come together to address this hatred.
An 18-year-old white male who traveled from outside Buffalo was in custody after an attack at a Tops grocery store that officials said was racially motivated. Eleven of the 13 people who were shot were Black. nyti.ms/3l9RYVd
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No, Mr. Bezos. Disinformation is Amazon spreading anti-union propaganda & forcing workers to attend illegal captive audience meetings. Disinformation is Amazon blaming a 17% price increase on "inflation" while making a record $35 billion in profits & avoiding $5 billion in taxes.
The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.
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The attack by Israeli forces against mourners at the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is an outrage. The United States must condemn this, and demand an independent investigation into her killing.
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Greed. Greed. Greed. While Americans are struggling at the pump, in the first three months of this year, 21 oil and gas companies made over $41 billion in profits, more than double their profits from last year. The problem is not inflation. The problem is corporate greed.
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It is not acceptable that 68,000 Americans die each year because they cannot afford the health care they desperately need. It’s time to end this international embarrassment. It’s time to guarantee health care in the United States to all. It’s time for Medicare for All.
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LIVE: No more insurance premiums. No more deductibles. No more co-payments. Health care is right, not a privilege. It’s time for Medicare for All. bird.trom.tf/i/broadcasts/1Pl…

Bernie Sanders

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Today at 11am ET, we will hold the first ever hearing in a full committee of the U.S. Senate on Medicare for All. Health care is a right, not a privilege.
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If you can’t stand up for a woman’s right to choose, for voting rights, for an economy that works for all, why are you caucusing with the Senate Democrats? We need a Democratic Majority where all members believe in economic, racial, social and environmental justice.
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It is no great secret that women throughout the history of our country have had to fight for their basic human rights against all forms of patriarchy, so today let us be absolutely clear: When it comes to women’s rights, we cannot go backwards. We must go forward.
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I'm LIVE on the floor of the U.S. Senate to demand we end the filibuster and protect the constitutional right to have an abortion. bird.trom.tf/i/broadcasts/1vO…
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I'll be on the floor of U.S. Senate TONIGHT at 8pm ET to talk about why we must end the filibuster and protect the constitutional right to have an abortion.
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Bernie Sanders retweeted
Grateful to @SenSanders for calling a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee on Medicare for All & for the invitation to participate as a witness to share insights about how M4A would protect health, save lives, & save money. Make@sure to tune in: budget.senate.gov/hearings/m…
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Bernie Sanders retweeted
This Thursday, @SenSanders is holding a hearing on Medicare for All in the Budget Committee. I’m excited to testify alongside @AbdulElSayed & @NNUBonnie. The need for fundamental healthcare reform has never been so urgent. budget.senate.gov/hearings/m…
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Estimates show that nearly 27 million Americans and their families lost their health care coverage when they lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Let me be clear: health care is a human right, not a job benefit. Yes. It’s time for Medicare for All.
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We spend twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation but with worse health outcomes for our people. Does that make sense to anyone? It’s time for Medicare for All.
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If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right wing judges nominated by presidents who lost the popular vote in order to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster to keep abortion legal and safe.
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This is what Oligarchy and corporate greed are all about. Two large and profitable corporations, owned by billionaires, spend millions to illegally deny their workers the right to organize. No corporation that breaks the law should get a federal contract. nytimes.com/2022/05/06/busin…
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Congratulations to the resident doctors at UVM, UMass and Stanford who have voted, overwhelmingly, to unionize. These doctors believe its unfair to their patients and themselves when they are forced to work up to 80 hours a week at very inadequate pay. They're right.
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