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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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I don't know what "meeting in the middle" means when scientists say we only have a few years to address climate cha… https://t.co/M5lohZPYJnI welcome these remarks from Secretary-Designate Blinken. Congress must work in a bipartisan way with the new admi… https://t.co/K5yL89oHkaWhen the GOP controlled the Senate, they passed trillions in tax breaks largely to the top 1% and multinational cor… https://t.co/6vH08rylwsThe monthly price of: Insulin: $373 in the U.S. $47 in France Januvia for diabetes: $331 in the U.S. $39 in Germa… https://t.co/My7bzEpr6w
1/20
2021
Wealth increase in past 10 months: ⬆️$173 billion: Elon Musk ⬆️$77 billion: Jeff Bezos ⬆️$60 billion: Walton family… https://t.co/joWuTFQoTu
1/19
2021
Amidst massive income and wealth inequality tens of millions of Americans are working for starvation wages. We need… https://t.co/z8JiL2jmW7“We now have the resources, we now have the skills, we now have the techniques to get rid of poverty. And the quest… https://t.co/7tuWBKrolk
1/18
2021
After surviving an attempt on his life, Russian activist Alexei Navalny has been detained after bravely returning t… https://t.co/sHmeHBpzB2
1/17
2021
President-Elect Biden's COVID rescue plan will begin to provide our people with much-needed support, such as $2,000… https://t.co/27zRawisUj
1/15
2021
Veterans Affairs' single-payer program pays half as much as Medicare for the exact same drugs. There's absolutely… https://t.co/OWl42yqmBh
1/14
2021
No mother should have to go through this.  A vial of insulin costs about $5 to make. Yet people with diabetes are… https://t.co/E5u09AMWss
1/13
2021
In the past, Republicans used budget reconciliation to pass massive tax breaks for the rich and large corporations… https://t.co/sGEJuvs1cDIf Wall Street really believed in defending our democracy, they would commit to never making another campaign donat… https://t.co/PgIFjHdEUR
1/12
2021
The death penalty is cruel and unusal punishment. It must be abolished. https://t.co/8dllgOX4daWealth of Elon Musk on March 18, 2020: $24.5 billion Wealth of Elon Musk on January 9, 2021: $209 billion U.S. min… https://t.co/HEcGuETo76
1/10
2021
140,000 workers lost their jobs last month & real unemployment is close to 12%. Millions more face hunger, eviction… https://t.co/yMGjE4xPyh
1/8
2021
It is an outrage that over 1 million workers who lost jobs during the pandemic haven't received the benefits they e… https://t.co/oTiY5TYJdW
1/4
2021
No, Donald Trump, there are no votes for you to find. The American people have spoken and at 12:01 pm on January 20… https://t.co/KQ5sZIYUmO
1/3
2021
Joe Biden will be President at noon on January 20. Republican attempts to overturn the election only demonstrate th… https://t.co/8kfwgAi89c
1/2
2021
Over the past four days, I have asked—time and again—for a vote on $2,000 payments that Trump, Biden, two-thirds of… https://t.co/OyKffq5rauRepublicans think I don’t do much for them, but I’m trying to bring Mitch McConnell’s bill to the floor! All I ask… https://t.co/x7wEKjt3z0Amazon made $10.8 billion in profits, didn't pay a dime in federal taxes, and got a $129 million check from the IRS… https://t.co/Mbzw5nd12DI am on the Senate floor with a compromise: Let us vote on both $2,000 survival checks and McConnell's alternative,… https://t.co/Jv69ZjNbV0Today, I will ask that the Senate vote yes or no on two bills: 1. The House passed $2,000 survival checks 2. Mit… https://t.co/vBPdtIeBSS
1/1
2020
I’m delighted that Mitch McConnell suddenly decided to care about “socialism for the rich”! That means the huge tax… https://t.co/cQeiE2O57mMitch McConnell says $2,000 checks are "socialism for the rich." Ha! Here are the tax rebate checks corporations r… https://t.co/2dMZ9vZirjI am once again asking for a yes-or-no vote on $2,000 survival checks. https://t.co/chyjmMgspSAll of a sudden, Mitch McConnell is "worried" about giving a $2,000 check to someone who "doesn't need it." That's… https://t.co/OShGuCxEZ6I'm trying to figure out what the problem is with voting up or down on $2,000 direct payments to working people. Se… https://t.co/X9uuWiHLoI
12/31
2020
The American people deserve to know: Does their Senator support or oppose providing a $2,000 direct payment to the… https://t.co/faPv0OzizIBring the $2,000 checks up for a vote, Mitch. That's what democracy is about. That's what the American people want. https://t.co/fCBKsrAc6w
12/30
2020
"If we want to restore faith in our government, now is the time to address the pain, and the anxiety and the fear t… https://t.co/KcxxNZ4iIN
Retweeted by Bernie SandersWe are at a historic moment. Do we turn our backs on working families who are hurting like they have never hurt bef… https://t.co/fbor1Fb5gZWe are coming to the close of one of the most tragic years in our history. The American people are hurting. They ne… https://t.co/AO8gNwvCRzToday @SenMarkey and I demanded a vote on $2,000 for working people. It’s simple—no vote, no new year's break for Senators.Today, I will be going to the floor of the Senate to demand that the Senate pass a $2,000 direct payment to every w… https://t.co/B6UTxw13n7Two-thirds of the House voted to provide $2,000 in direct payments to the working class. Now it’s the Senate’s turn… https://t.co/abPJpSHtYd84% of Democrats want the Senate to pass a $2,000 direct payment 73% of Republicans want the Senate to pass a $2,0… https://t.co/EKtZPuMT1f
12/29
2020
The House passed a $2,000 direct payment for working people. Now it's the Senate's turn. If McConnell doesn't agree… https://t.co/Hsl1pHjdIzFinally. Now, Trump must get Mitch McConnell and his Republican friends in the Senate to pass legislation to provid… https://t.co/jlkwvWOvVc
12/28
2020
If Trump refuses to sign the COVID-relief bill: -14 million will lose unemployment benefits -The government will s… https://t.co/nZdim0L809Let's be clear: The top 1% & large corporations did NOT need a $1 trillion tax break. The U.S. did NOT need to sp… https://t.co/AXr3wEzXjP
12/27
2020
14 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits if Trump does not sign Covid relief legislation today.… https://t.co/TbDT5bqdAs
12/26
2020
Jane and I wish you a safe and merry Christmas, and happy holidays. This has been an enormously difficult year for… https://t.co/tlXKwDn19m
12/25
2020
People who deserve pardons: 450,000 non-violent drug offenders. People who don't deserve pardons: Paul Manafort, R… https://t.co/Cunh0A1iwcRepublicans in Washington are happy to cheer on Trump's bogus conspiracy theories on non-existent election fraud, b… https://t.co/DtkG3BRTdn
12/24
2020
Hey, Senator McConnell. The ball's in your court. Schumer, Pelosi and Trump all want us to pass a $2,000 direct pay… https://t.co/QpvuhbiGxm
12/23
2020
Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man alive, became $83 billion richer over the past 9 months while Amazon made record pro… https://t.co/io5E86E5HzJPMorgan Chase illegally charged 170,000 of their customers with bogus overdraft fees and regulators let them off t… https://t.co/zpCYxgByHAThat's funny. I didn't hear Sen. Paul worry about the deficit when he voted to give $1 trillion in tax breaks to th… https://t.co/o9DRubKVXKOver the last few weeks, I have worked very hard to provide direct payments to working families across America. Wh… https://t.co/KeTRytNL4JWhile the GOP prevented adequate financial relief to working families, they did get: -$120 billion tax break for b… https://t.co/ZTWtGudNmiThis Covid relief bill is a step forward. The average family of four will receive $2400 under this bill. Will that… https://t.co/YEzSrIjYH8
12/22
2020
Even the Congressional Budget Office run by the Republicans concluded that Medicare for All would provide universal… https://t.co/Z0PB9E0esCThe COVID-relief bill that Congress will vote on today will help many, but goes nowhere near far enough. The Biden… https://t.co/7wAJ05Odi2
12/21
2020
During the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, there should NOT be a tradeoff between survival checks… https://t.co/DcOmYEkgmqOver the past 9 months, 651 billionaires in America became over $1 trillion richer. During the same time, the wor… https://t.co/CGYzASmJ8II told my Senate colleagues loudly and clearly: Congress should be working 24 hours, 7 days a week until we pass a… https://t.co/c05K3U3l3k
12/19
2020
Today, I called on the Senate to do what the American people overwhelmingly want: provide $1,200 directly to the wo… https://t.co/SAZE9NfX18I’m standing with @SenSanders to fight for $1,200 stimulus checks. Millions are out of work through no fault of th… https://t.co/gov3AcDMk2
Retweeted by Bernie SandersI am on the floor urging the Senate to provide $1,200 direct payments to all working-class Americans and $500 to th… https://t.co/CsOyXuT3qgAt a time when tens of millions of American workers are struggling economically, I will be going to the Senate floo… https://t.co/qVpDsEV69J
12/18
2020
Until recently, there was no direct relief being considered for desperate, hungry people facing eviction. What I h… https://t.co/CWwfoqQ0Nu
12/17
2020
I am on the Senate floor to say clearly: America's working class is in the worst financial shape since the Great De… https://t.co/W5JW5O5Vwz
12/16
2020
Over 60 grassroots organizations representing millions of people are demanding Congress provide $1,200 direct payme… https://t.co/tzO2ijzcfEBREAKING: Draft Senate legislation obtained by @DailyPoster would shield health care executives from wrongful death… https://t.co/E9C9qktWSd
Retweeted by Bernie SandersCongress can't go home for the Christmas holidays until we pass legislation which provides a $1,200 direct payment… https://t.co/x4zFvCtjCb
12/15
2020
The most effective way to keep Americans out of poverty is providing every working-class adult $1,200 and $500 for… https://t.co/eoFI5eBM7ACongress should be working 24 hours, 7 days a week until we pass a bill that provides emergency assistance to the A… https://t.co/DGxu4Lqykt
12/14
2020
I introduced an amendment with @HawleyMO that would provide a direct payment of $1,200 for working-class individual… https://t.co/86keKY9wMQ
12/12
2020
Members of Congress cannot go back to our families for the holidays when children in the richest country on Earth a… https://t.co/pStxk9hJe0Yes. We must abolish the death penalty— period.These are very, very difficult times for working families. I want to thank all of you for your help in getting Con… https://t.co/rq67dd8W5a
12/11
2020
I am on the Senate floor to introduce a bipartisan amendment to provide $1,200 in direct payments to working-class… https://t.co/w3Ypn0PMB6Yesterday alone, over 3,000 died from this horrific virus. The working class of this country is in the worst finan… https://t.co/kKxNqbB5n2
12/10
2020
I am going to the Senate floor to vote AGAINST Trump’s huge arms sale to the United Arab Emirates. The United Stat… https://t.co/VSph3iIxlzWith so many people facing economic desperation, Congress cannot recess until we pass a COVID-19 relief bill that i… https://t.co/nEtmzuxabyHere in Washington when we go to war: there's endless amounts of money Tax breaks for billionaires: endless amoun… https://t.co/Tc2qy5OieB
12/9
2020
Given the horrific extent of this crisis, it would be unacceptable to take a major step backwards and pass legislat… https://t.co/blWlYpaOXQThe American people need help and they need help now. That means any COVID-19 relief deal must include: -$1,200 di… https://t.co/L4oniN4zcYThe $1,200 direct payments to working class adults and $500 for children passed in March kept 3.3 million Americans… https://t.co/R31hhT3HQA
12/8
2020
People who lost health insurance during the pandemic: Canada: 0 United Kingdom: 0 Germany: 0 France: 0 Australia:… https://t.co/y3idypt70ZThat’s why @SenSanders and I are calling for giving $2,000/month to Americans until this pandemic ends. https://t.co/KPuZhyGbBo
Retweeted by Bernie Sanders
12/6
2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders: People are suffering ‘in a way we have not seen since the Great Depression’ https://t.co/G4Gq39puLj @SenSanders #velshi
Retweeted by Bernie SandersIf a company disregards the health and safety of its workers, demands sick employees return to work, requires emplo… https://t.co/jmBggs7msc
12/5
2020
Given the enormous economic desperation facing working families in this country today, I will not be able to suppor… https://t.co/U6k27IgugW
12/4
2020
Big banks are making record profits by charging sky-high interest rates & fees. Unacceptable. If we're going to reb… https://t.co/ook7K8hIGI
12/3
2020
In the midst of the pandemic, the economic collapse and climate change, Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, the G… https://t.co/7RIrZ7UaK7
12/2
2020
As bad as the pandemic has been for the overall economy, it has been far worse for Black and Latino workers. During… https://t.co/IuU3rkRqQV
11/30
2020
The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reckless, provocative, and illegal. As a new administration takes power… https://t.co/cmxfpHAuPE
11/28
2020
As profitable corporations like Walmart rake in billions in Black Friday sales, it’s time for their workers to rece… https://t.co/SDw7IkKgdk
11/27
2020
Wealth during 8 months of the pandemic: ⬆️$111 billion: Elon Musk ⬆️$78 billion: Jeff Bezos ⬆️$66 billion: Walton f… https://t.co/FL5CxcR3W5Healthcare spending per capita: 🇺🇸 $11,702 - 92 million uninsured/under-insured 🇩🇪 $6,646 - 0 uninsured 🇨🇦$5,418 -… https://t.co/UPab2VtSaR
11/25
2020
If we don't get our act together, the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs will lead to the deaths of 1.1 m… https://t.co/3gCzjLTKlF250,000 are dead from coronavirus. 12 million will lose unemployment benefits by the end of the year. Where's Trum… https://t.co/7kWKXugD7b
11/24
2020
Hourly Wages Dollar General: $8 Kroger: $10 Walmart: $11 CVS: $11 Home Depot: $11 Lowe's: $12 2020 Profits Dollar… https://t.co/r6c0c5hPlMPer capita health care spending: Norway: $6,647 United States: $11,072 Number of uninsured/under-insured: Norway:… https://t.co/rJROkSpMyJ
11/23
2020
Income and wealth inequality is soaring. Today, 1 in 4 U.S. workers are either unemployed or earn a poverty wage of… https://t.co/iqkYJND9qL
11/22
2020
Do not forget: A Green New Deal not only helps us lead the world in combating climate change, but will create milli… https://t.co/clId12WuIQThe American people can't afford to wait any longer. Every working class American needs $2,000 a month. Every unem… https://t.co/g4KTF9KTDb
11/21
2020

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