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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

2,343 Following   9,150,313 Followers   21,194 Tweets

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A three-letter word is blocking the Senate from passing common-sense gun legislation: the NRA. I wear the D- grade… https://t.co/OrpmIqJPrIPeople may say, "Oligarchy has to do with developing countries. What does it have to do with us?" Well, it has eve… https://t.co/WkBVSP7kLfDuPont knowingly dumped poisons in our water for decades. The victims are children like Abigail Herrmann who are dr… https://t.co/KexoR0Wlxp$106 billion in profits. $0 in taxes. That's 91 of America's richest corporations. By taking on the very wealthy,… https://t.co/nhb95cGXX9The wealthiest top 1% owe 70 percent of unpaid taxes. If we collected less than a third of that, we could pay for u… https://t.co/8I3mye5CBFThere will no real social progress in this country unless we have the courage to take on Wall Street, the insurance… https://t.co/V8G1SVanci
2/21
2020
It makes no sense for young people to be denied jobs because they were arrested for smoking marijuana. It is time t… https://t.co/s9RUWMRCudOur current system has forced people to pay for: $100,000 ambulance ride to the closest hospital $540,000 kidney d… https://t.co/dsZDXspZFHMethane emissions that fuel climate change are much larger than we thought. This is a moral issue. We must ban fra… https://t.co/03OEANcQNeDespite President Trump's constant support for big polluters, solar energy is making huge advancements. Solar powe… https://t.co/5TqKWoOTARThe American people want to know: If we could bail out the crooks on Wall Street, how come we can't protect working… https://t.co/0LRqMJNaZLThree people own more wealth than the bottom half of America. Half our people live paycheck to paycheck. 500,000… https://t.co/3m3K79obiO
2/20
2020
1 in 7 kids will go hungry in America today. Under Trump, 91 of our richest companies pay $0 in corporate taxes.… https://t.co/mC3rHv2ieoInsurance companies made nearly $1 trillion in revenue last year while 87 million Americans went uninsured or under… https://t.co/tbRj5bx1pvWhile Donald Trump says he wants "the world's cleanest and safest air," he is fighting so that polluters can spew o… https://t.co/5LO1eKonASOrdinary workers pay into Social Security all year, but millionaires stop contributing today. That is absurd. The… https://t.co/T3DrAoHFJVIt's no secret that the billionaire class dominates our political and economic life. To end poverty, homelessness,… https://t.co/QAUwldALCgI congratulate the workers of Kickstarter, the first major tech company to vote for a union. These workers are se… https://t.co/UUNF5pWoDN
2/19
2020
Today, Trump granted clemency to tax cheats, Wall Street crooks, billionaires, and corrupt government officials. M… https://t.co/Xh3CI4UFM0Trump said he wanted to get America out of wars. He lied. When we passed a bipartisan bill to end illegal support… https://t.co/RGdE120glQAfter taking government handouts like $880 million in tax breaks in 2018, Walmart is now cutting jobs. Here's a "r… https://t.co/9TzOWsdxOoU.S. bombings are at a record high in 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan. Our service members continue to fight an… https://t.co/mubm3XopW5It was true in 1993 and it is true now: the time is long, long overdue for the United States to join the rest of th… https://t.co/gWqq1xi7wS
2/18
2020
Fires threatening an entire continent are extreme—a Green New Deal to tackle the climate crisis is not. Let us har… https://t.co/K4OXt2mvSsOur military is larger than these countries combined: 🇨🇳 181 billion 🇸🇦 78 billion 🇷🇺 61 billion 🇮🇳 60 billion 🇬🇧… https://t.co/1w5owI24JI
2/17
2020
AR-15s have one purpose: to kill and maim human beings. Ban assault weapons. https://t.co/c4HkCgdexdWe live in a country which can provide literally hundreds of millions of dollars to CEOs, and yet we have teachers… https://t.co/o0dvAnhiVF
2/16
2020
The world's richest 1% have over twice the wealth of 6.9 billion people. The planet will not be secure or peaceful… https://t.co/Sl3cdya99gMany of my colleagues believe we should throw more money into our bloated $740 billion military budget—more than th… https://t.co/bNvsrlOLOFWhen General Electric outsources jobs, it raves about China. When GE wants to pay $0 in taxes for eight straight y… https://t.co/vlr4NhZpqH
2/15
2020
Jane and I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day filled with love and compassion. https://t.co/hv9YF0dihLTwo years ago, 17 students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were brutally killed. One year ago,… https://t.co/wggEVwyIMaWe don't talk enough about the positive impact of Social Security. Before it was law, half of seniors lived in pove… https://t.co/rkkxDyQNsOHaving access to clean, unfracked water shouldn’t be a radical idea. I’m proud to support @sensanders, @repaoc,… https://t.co/bl53bsLJNt
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2/14
2020
Today the Senate voted, 55-45, to stop a war with Iran. The Constitution made sure Congress could vote to block a… https://t.co/B8ZFtoKB0HI voted YES. Unlike Trump, today's bipartisan vote made it clear that a majority of the U.S. Senate believes in our… https://t.co/0QgtSrvcraOur planet just experienced the hottest January in recorded history. If our political system won't allow us move… https://t.co/6iAkO9pVuUToday, I am voting for a bipartisan War Powers Resolution to stop Trump's dangerous escalation with Iran and uphold… https://t.co/gGaeoOsx8eRemember: our "crazy idea" of universal health care is a reality in: Australia Austria Belgium Canada Chile Czech… https://t.co/sfkm30gF6n
2/13
2020
My friend @MarkRuffalo is right. Fracking poisons our water and causes climate change. I am proud to introduce the… https://t.co/Y7XlxPKFKNThe big banks don't want us to cancel all $1.7 trillion in student debt by taxing Wall Street speculation. Too bad… https://t.co/wDQkoc8ZDN
2/12
2020
I voted against the Patriot Act in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2015. I strongly oppose its reauthorization next month. I… https://t.co/fXl18XvTHdMany public colleges and universities were tuition-free 50 years ago. America is now twice as rich. I think maybe… https://t.co/BZcqicjwtdWhen I say Trump is a pathological liar, what do I mean? He promised to "always protect" Medicare and Social Securi… https://t.co/mzH0ecuXojMy Prescription Drug Price Relief Act forces pharmaceutical CEOs to bring their prices down to what other rich coun… https://t.co/v6K5Dl5zX3Decades of corporate trade have devastated our manufacturing base, killing millions of blue-collar jobs. A Green N… https://t.co/oIWq8E3AaN
2/11
2020
Here's our Trump FY2021 budget thread, which we'll be updating throughout the day. Ranking Member @SenSanders: "I… https://t.co/SoQulxbOzz
Retweeted by Bernie SandersJeff Bezos is the richest man in the world and Amazon is worth more than a trillion dollars. Workers there should… https://t.co/WlZvxs7Z6Q @SenSanders The SNAP cuts in Trump's budget are both massive and immediate. SNAP benefits are already small - just… https://t.co/ddSBfyBxiq
Retweeted by Bernie SandersPeople are being thrown in jail for being unable to pay their medical bills. To my mind, that is outrageous and un… https://t.co/1twIhKvg12Trump said he would “always protect your Medicare and Social Security. Always.” Today, his budget is cutting them b… https://t.co/dTAerOzLFMCorporations have dumped toxic "forever chemicals" into our environment. It's now in 43 cities' water supplies. My… https://t.co/ipYS0AyM1NI don't hear bankers complain about "big government" when taxpayers hand them a trillion-dollar bailout. I don't s… https://t.co/s8tfRL5JeO
2/10
2020
Opioid makers flooded America with 100 billion pills from 2006-2014. 130,000 people died due to their greed. Exec… https://t.co/eICbLvEmeNTrump could get us into never-ending, perpetual warfare in the Middle East. The Senate must pass my No War Against… https://t.co/S91brdgJx5What kind of money would it take to end homelessness in America? Making five companies—Amazon, Delta, Starbucks, C… https://t.co/Nvc43tHiXKI live 50 miles away from the Canadian border. You don't take out your wallet or your credit card when you go to th… https://t.co/NDZE8RkoqU
2/9
2020
Since my first day in Congress, I've been fighting to raise the minimum wage. Every worker in America should make a… https://t.co/yl6iRjJg09Why does America pay 1,000% more for the exact same prescription drugs as the rest of the world? It might be for t… https://t.co/m0k2RbaeYoA huge number of complicated insurance plans force people to fill out endless forms and paperwork just to get the c… https://t.co/8IhdGPiFVpOur corrupt campaign finance system is increasingly controlled by billionaires and special interests. We must fight… https://t.co/jNT5AhiqJqThe majority of low-wage workers in America today are women and people of color. When we fight to double the minim… https://t.co/9raUNODTbO
2/8
2020
Big banks borrow money from the Federal Reserve at 2.25%. Then they can charge you a 30% interest rate on your cre… https://t.co/zNtua0gLFU#BREAKING: Following latest indictment, Chairwoman @RepMaloney & @SenSanders urge @TheJusticeDept to continue crimi… https://t.co/FrLTHTwcFo
Retweeted by Bernie SandersIn an act of moral cowardice, Congress handed Trump $738 billion for a Pentagon budget that arms submarines with "l… https://t.co/NuRDbd4D5QSpring weather in Antarctica is truly insane. Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. We must mobiliz… https://t.co/VBhpQM9GUjDonald Trump said, “My tax breaks will benefit working families—not the richest!” But 83% of his tax cuts will go… https://t.co/t3wDHkYJinLet's be clear: Like every worker in America, nonprofit employees have a fundamental right to a union, good wages,… https://t.co/wIWYruMgCCThis is something I passionately believe in: health care must be a human right for every man, woman and child in America.Tonight the House acted to: ✓ Protect workers from being illegally fired for union activities ✓ Strengthen collect… https://t.co/XEMj71Pm7I
2/7
2020
Congress presented Trump with our bipartisan bill to end the illegal U.S.-Saudi war in Yemen. He vetoed it. Viol… https://t.co/1jA70hXCeYOur fight to end the fossil fuel industry’s destruction of our planet is not going away anytime soon. Even the gen… https://t.co/yVMhUgPT2YMacy's made $1 billion in profits last year. Its CEO makes 580 times more than the median worker. Macy's paid $0… https://t.co/8geSwgBZAHMy voting record: 1993 NAFTA—NO 2000 Permanent Normal Trade with China—NO 2005 DR-CAFTA—NO 2011 US-Colombia Trade… https://t.co/ooUePhdyTs
2/6
2020
A president who is allowed to show contempt for Congress and its oversight duties. A trial without a single witnes… https://t.co/tfel0tSzQ7My greater concern is if Republicans acquit President Trump by undercutting the very rule of law. That will truly b… https://t.co/6L11DXNXI3The evidence of Trump’s guilt is so overwhelming that the Republican Party, for the first time in the history of pr… https://t.co/8BauuwkEW6There were two questions for me to answer as a juror in the impeachment trial: whether President Trump is guilty of… https://t.co/SDEP0r5V2LToday, I voted to convict President Trump on two articles of impeachment. It gives me no pleasure to conclude that… https://t.co/V0ytUThoMzMaybe—just maybe—instead of spending $1.8 trillion a year on military budgets and weapons of destruction designed t… https://t.co/lu5eb3qNaEStudent lunch debt should not exist. My bill with Rep. @Ilhan abolishes all of it. https://t.co/NN3JP6GISqMore than 1.5 million children went homeless during the school year. Three people now own more wealth than half of… https://t.co/VknM63A0aw
2/5
2020
The clean energy revolution cannot be stopped by politicians in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry. In 10 years… https://t.co/QjFYAXCMxjIf the minimum wage had kept up with productivity growth since 1968, every worker would make at least $24 an hour.… https://t.co/SpiWWLpP4cWe are not going to waste another 40 years testing trickle-down economics, which have devastated America's working… https://t.co/jAkmQM4s3VHours of paperwork. Insurance costs that dwarf their own salaries. Small business owners dealing with our dysfuncti… https://t.co/tZ9HUyaQnNReturning asylum-seekers to Mexico where there is no oversight or accommodation is wrong. If we turn our backs on… https://t.co/JeR8JC5gFIWhat do Amazon, Starbucks, Chevron, Netflix, GM, Duke Energy, Xcel Energy, Halliburton, Eli Lilly, JetBlue, U.S. St… https://t.co/09WYRmz8GQ
2/4
2020
Of all the corrupt institutions in America, I haven’t figured out who's worse: Wall Street or the drug companies.… https://t.co/kSNLurs2IhA Green New Deal to defeat humanity's common enemy, climate change, is far cheaper than the cost of doing nothing. https://t.co/a6DSaXVdSbOur job is not only to provide every American with health care, but substantially expand Medicare benefits. Medicar… https://t.co/p33AARB2jOTonight, more than 500,000 Americans will sleep in the streets. This year, 80% of all new rentals will be luxury a… https://t.co/PMtJV4kPDwIf Wall Street bankers are annoyed with their "underwhelming" bonuses right now, just wait until we pass my Tax Exc… https://t.co/LsAbRgXLC4Last week, the House passed the No War Against Iran Act that I introduced with @RepRoKhanna. Senate Republicans no… https://t.co/VVoNV8oF2x
2/3
2020
We must finally put an end to the disastrous, so-called "War on Drugs." This includes legalizing marijuana, releas… https://t.co/JsAj7IGRWGBad news for those who say our seniors' benefits are too "extravagant": We're expanding them. My Social Security E… https://t.co/FCULP3I90TJust how rich are Wall Street speculators? A tax of just a few pennies on their financial trading can fund tuition… https://t.co/EL9HtpLzlS⬆️In 1965, public college tuition was $2,000 a year. Now it’s $10,000. ⬇️In 1968 the minimum wage was $10. Now it’… https://t.co/k3bMvv9XMrThe financial sector grew fivefold as a share of the economy since the 1970s. The result? More greed, corruption,… https://t.co/XJoDGptlq1
2/2
2020
For the price of this single $13 billion warship—a total boondoggle—we could provide America's children universal s… https://t.co/WlczOfQB6K
2/1
2020

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