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

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Congratulations to our neighbors to the north on completing their first year of marijuana legalization! Vermont sha… https://t.co/djky6kN0R0If we do not pass a Green New Deal, Mr. Trump's resort is likely to be swallowed by sea-level rise before the centu… https://t.co/rmc0tLKJQQ“How can we afford it?” It’s a question critics ask any time I propose a bold new program like College for All. Th… https://t.co/j9e8yNZ3W8Through our efforts to make prescription drugs affordable and expand dental care, I saw how committed he was to a m… https://t.co/BAm34lpoAQJane and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend, Rep. Elijah Cummings. I was honored to work closely… https://t.co/DhZcsji9bA
10/17
2019
The greed of opioid manufacturers has taken hundreds of thousands of lives, and the epidemic they created cost us $… https://t.co/hKf1Nxbmo8Let us be very clear: Medicare for All will boost pay and benefits for workers across this country. That's why unio… https://t.co/fQPgYJOlb7In our system of government, Congress alone controls government spending. And we did not give Trump the money to wa… https://t.co/OxPfJ3NumIThe ecological crisis has gotten worse and worse, decade after decade, and yet the corporate media still refuse to… https://t.co/OVoV5zxYJy
10/16
2019
It's true! @SenSanders and I just introduced sweeping legislation to make school meals universal. In the richest… https://t.co/hWgd9N0a2D
Retweeted by Bernie Sanders @Ilhan 75% of school districts have unpaid student meal debt. This bill will: ✅ Prohibit school lunch programs fro… https://t.co/E1S6FSUvpxI am proud to unveil, with Rep. @Ilhan Omar, a bill to ensure that every child in America has access to school meal… https://t.co/CiWXAf2wRgYou know it’s a worthy cause when @SenSanders, @SamanthaJPower, and @MarkRuffalo are all fighting for it… https://t.co/5g9rYtLdTO
Retweeted by Bernie SandersThe national security experts who led this letter are exactly right: Congress must block taxpayer dollars from fund… https://t.co/rz4r4IHZWC
10/15
2019
I applaud Ecuador’s Indigenous-led grassroots movements who stood up to repression and blocked the IMF's austerity… https://t.co/t0KsxAfYTLI don't accept people hiding behind the American flag to give tax breaks to the rich and throw billions upon billio… https://t.co/bqmUc7XjOW
10/14
2019
Trump is working to: • enable corporate tax evasion • let factories dump toxic chemicals into wetlands • limit food… https://t.co/1mtokQgCAhThis phony “anti-war” president vetoed our bill to get American troops out of the illegal war in Yemen. He has igno… https://t.co/IcMttril4qWhen I reflect on how this country passed Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965, I think about how much pove… https://t.co/APCLFh6gGw
10/13
2019
Some argue that the U.S. is not really engaged in hostilities in Yemen. But when Yemenis see "Made in USA" on the b… https://t.co/6zqLwzdrzO @workerism This is exactly right. Wage theft is a crime and workers should stand up to it. We need a powerful labor… https://t.co/WbtnyqKYzKInequality is at a 100-year high. 400 billionaires pay lower taxes than fast-food workers. Wages have gone nowhere.… https://t.co/bjX3Spc3WR
10/12
2019
Very proud of Vermont and other jurisdictions for leading the way. This is a critical victory for immigrants across… https://t.co/uTOvR3kRXXRemember when Donald Trump tweeted that he was "trying to end the endless wars?" That was yesterday. Today he's s… https://t.co/LbGLpuoV49Trump's Pentagon is run by a former Raytheon lobbyist. So of course an official who successfully eliminated billion… https://t.co/DW7eT9CrW9Climate strikers, led by our young people, are on the march for environmental justice. They are changing our nation… https://t.co/Plhyg5Tt3U
10/11
2019
I believe decent housing, good health care, and a quality education are human rights that everyone should have. U… https://t.co/SugGYtZWRpThink of the alternative to these power outages and intense wildfires if America tackles climate change. We can b… https://t.co/jpNximjw9fAlmost half of all Americans will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. We have to take care of one an… https://t.co/QENIzvhvWeI noticed, and I'm pretty damn sure patients with breast cancer and their families will notice too. https://t.co/hMNhX8pRAjI have long believed that democracy isn't just voting every four years—it’s about ordinary people creating communit… https://t.co/NXwOCsZTO5
10/10
2019
Congress must assert its important responsibility over foreign policy and serve as a check on this unstable president.This is not a case of sending American troops there. They are already there and Trump is withdrawing them, giving t… https://t.co/olr2IqB87UI condemn Trump's reckless decision to abandon our Kurdish allies to their fate at the hands of Turkish President E… https://t.co/62eI1k7dYjIn America today, we are overpaying for subpar health care. Why? Corporate greed. Medicare for All would save both… https://t.co/4cq0gXvR0RThe author of this study works for Humana, one of the biggest health insurers. They still found that over $200 bill… https://t.co/52ObuPtBTL
Retweeted by Bernie SandersI say, with @MrDannyGlover, to Trump: We will not let you destroy a generational source of good, unionized jobs for… https://t.co/lKJ6ZZ3cYT
10/9
2019
“This body of data suggests the aftershocks of the financial crisis in 2008 are still present in many Americans’ mi… https://t.co/ibqJi1sKre
Retweeted by Bernie SandersI applaud the activists whose efforts led the Trump Organization to cancel this event. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no p… https://t.co/JzHouvdeqJThink of how broken our economic system is. A warehouse worker whose bathroom break goes too long gets threatened w… https://t.co/hS5FzLy6wTIf the Supreme Court wants to be on the right side of history, it must recognize that transgender people are entitl… https://t.co/LOJ856VgWI
10/8
2019
The power and strength of the mostly Somali women leading protests at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota is amazing.… https://t.co/cTQPXUyOZG
Retweeted by Bernie SandersWe now know the richest 400 Americans have rigged the system to pay lower taxes than everyone else in the country.… https://t.co/51CVTKzcY6I have long believed the U.S. must responsibly end our military interventions in the Middle East. But Trump’s abrup… https://t.co/jTHeSbidTa
10/7
2019
I am glad to be home in Burlington to rest for a little bit. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes, love,… https://t.co/vw43IFmkDZ
10/6
2019
.@SenSanders has long been an advocate for systemic change, w/ bold proposals like imposing a wealth tax on billion… https://t.co/v90VqCWcbk
Retweeted by Bernie SandersFast-food workers too often face starvation wages and unjust working conditions. Forming a union is the best way to… https://t.co/fEY0x63YiaFor over a year, Haitians have demonstrated against government corruption and rising costs. As protests grow, I am… https://t.co/dR6JOUkBlWThis ruling threatens to give more power to unaccountable companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon over what we see… https://t.co/pSvhZP8WXwThe American people are not falling for billionaires' anti-worker propaganda. Support for unions is near a 50-year… https://t.co/D76n6wFA6k
10/1
2019
The greed of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Citigroup and BlackRock is insatiable. Who cares if the Saudis are starving m… https://t.co/BDcbnxBMLCCEOs say they want to make a social impact. Here's a way to do that: Instead of making 300 times more than their em… https://t.co/VsBdEod1wUA Green New Deal isn't just about the climate—it is about preventing hunger and illness. The time for incremental c… https://t.co/sUelXntRDM
9/30
2019
Alec Smith died at 26 because he was rationing insulin that was too expensive. Corporate greed is taking the lives… https://t.co/i6noxvuISnTax Wall Street and cancel it. https://t.co/sszBjINLUN
9/29
2019
This behavior toward @RepJayapal as she performed her House duties is unacceptable. I voted against creating ICE… https://t.co/7hvSdYRsjgWe have got to get to the bottom of this. The American people have a right to know what deals Trump might be making… https://t.co/mQDZveohGmThis is what a rigged economy looks like: While labor productivity has more than doubled since the late 1960s, near… https://t.co/J6vBptatGHThe undemocratic fiscal control board of Puerto Rico is still working hand in hand with Wall Street, with a plan fo… https://t.co/22BhZpty9vThere are almost no communities in the U.S. where you can work 40 hours per week at minimum wage and afford a one b… https://t.co/IVSMJkrAR2
Retweeted by Bernie SandersToday, millions of climate strikers, led by a global youth movement, showed politicians around the world that the d… https://t.co/YTDp9H5AIf
9/28
2019
Mr. Trump made a series of disastrous choices this week—decisions that tear at the fabric of what this country is a… https://t.co/bODZtsCDazThis Republican mayor leads the first city in Texas powered by 100% renewable energy. Addressing climate change and… https://t.co/vz0XDKAeISMake no mistake about it: Canceling student debt is an act of social, racial and economic justice. https://t.co/MV6OnPH6RDIt is the right of all people to protest for a better future. The Egyptian government should refrain from violence… https://t.co/0gbbEl82kK
9/27
2019
Inequality in America is at its worst level in more than 50 years. Maybe—just maybe—it's time we start taxing the s… https://t.co/UEZE7SKuI6As a corporate lawyer and lobbyist, Eugene Scalia made millions working for Chevron, Goldman Sachs, Facebook and ot… https://t.co/RXfqXMikQsMedicare for All will lower overall health care costs. Meanwhile: 📈Family premiums are up 54%—$20,000 a year 📈Dedu… https://t.co/EvIucWEz1ZThere is a metaphorical wildfire happening in our oceans that will devastate our planet’s marine ecosystems and coa… https://t.co/SGN4cmWLIOTrump's cruelty and xenophobia never stops: ICE wants to send women and moms back to a for-profit detention center… https://t.co/TbF1d88fw5
9/26
2019
The President has left the House of Representatives no choice but to begin an impeachment inquiry. I believe impeac… https://t.co/EQVYC1H8KnTrump is depriving 500,000 kids of their school lunches for no damn reason—even after 139 members of Congress warne… https://t.co/Tz8N3qTRNUThe White House sent us their talking points around President Trump’s Ukraine call. For some strange reason, they… https://t.co/ADOMpIGWQ1Did you know our Fed poverty line is based on 1955 spending, & the way we calculate it hasn’t changed since 1964?… https://t.co/S1t6W7y1b0
Retweeted by Bernie SandersA message to Wall Street: We will investigate your corruption. We will not let you cut the schools, hospitals and p… https://t.co/o5RZ7Nu2yo
9/25
2019
.@AOC and I stand with the Puerto Ricans who flooded into the streets to demand democratic control over their lives… https://t.co/2G15CQer94When Mr. Trump blames immigrants for crime, he spreading a racist lie. Instead of frightening 11 million undocumen… https://t.co/gQGQQJZ3kR
9/24
2019
While Trump and the GOP cut taxes for the top 1%, they want to return us to a time when workers could not engage in… https://t.co/XF2kLuhkuOWhat a disgrace that it takes a 16-year-old to tell world leaders what they won't acknowledge: We cannot continue w… https://t.co/g1b32GoYF1Today is Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks how long a Native woman has to work into 2019 to catch… https://t.co/ge75RQgtsLGeneral Motors made $11 billion last year. Their CEO was paid $22 million, nearly 300 times as much as their median… https://t.co/SwVqAZ44u9
9/23
2019
Trump calls Egypt's Sisi his 'favorite dictator.' I believe the United States should stand for human rights, espec… https://t.co/f8e771jmddDwight D. Eisenhower was not a radical socialist—he was a Republican. And in 1961, he tried to warn us about the "m… https://t.co/RjUUTLAhGE
9/22
2019
I am proud to stand with these civil rights organizations. In the fight for marijuana legalization, we must priorit… https://t.co/fGApTWofNz
9/21
2019
What gives me hope right now is this new generation of young people who dream big and do not want to settle for the… https://t.co/F5VObCBAhfMore than 1,000 Amazon employees have courageously challenged the richest man in the world over Amazon's massive ca… https://t.co/VOdvRBO4PmFor too long, the mainstream media has ignored science and given a platform to climate change deniers. I am glad th… https://t.co/S0UfxGeCm1It is unconscionable that amid global climate protests, tech giants like Microsoft are announcing major partnership… https://t.co/lkpyWo6pPPJust getting to the climate march in DC, it’s an hour before we begin and there are thousands here. We’re here to… https://t.co/AipbY0eFmb
Retweeted by Bernie SandersJuly 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded #ClimateStrike https://t.co/gHxYd13wl1
Retweeted by Bernie SandersYoung people have already demonstrated they can take on powerful fossil fuel companies and force politicians to ans… https://t.co/KNH6QQn1YEAs thousands of people take to the streets today to demand bold climate change solutions, people in Texas are facin… https://t.co/nC1zpW7GUnTwo years ago, Hurricane María—fueled by climate change—devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our m… https://t.co/kNkdAPUtKe
9/20
2019
99% of applications for loan forgiveness in this program are being rejected. The Department of Education is failing… https://t.co/o0CMZGcwbRA U.S. airstrike was intended for ISIS, but killed 30 Afghan civilians. This is just one of the horrors of endless… https://t.co/TnL5T8KSGpThink of how corrupt our political and economic system truly is. Instead of worrying about jail time, the billionai… https://t.co/tIuBb7FmBqAdy is fighting two difficult battles at once: one against the horrific disease of ALS, and another against the ins… https://t.co/JQNaxVlBp4Last night, more than 20 Senate Democrats held the Senate floor to demand action on gun violence. 93% of America… https://t.co/WfTF1fLZzb
Retweeted by Bernie Sanders
9/19
2019
This is why we need Medicare for All. https://t.co/mkWXuCIVi9.@SecPompeo: An attack on Saudi oil is NOT an attack on America. If you want a war, come to Congress to make your c… https://t.co/Y3wt9hxa5x
9/18
2019

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