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

2,339 Following   10,103,608 Followers   21,779 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/7/09


The $600 a week in additional unemployment insurance has helped American workers afford their medicine, put food on… https://t.co/EVYGtchOryDo we really want to live under constant surveillance by unaccountable corporations? @SenJeffMerkley and I don't.… https://t.co/SgG5p3eJW53 in 4 Americans—including 58% of Republicans—support requiring mask wearing. We have got to make high-quality mas… https://t.co/3GL6Cfewc2
8/4
2020
150,000 coronavirus deaths. 30 million without an unemployment lifeline. 5 million newly uninsured. 14 million chil… https://t.co/XVPB2PU6Wn
8/3
2020
Trump's recent tweet that we delay our election "is fascistic and itself grounds for immediate impeachment." That's… https://t.co/tdCw3p25bk
7/31
2020
Want to help save lives? Mask up. Teamed up with @SenSanders to introduce the Masks for All Act, which will ramp… https://t.co/SfheEVM71o
Retweeted by Bernie SandersPresident Obama is absolutely right. It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements… https://t.co/1STU9AkSJi“I have more money now than I ever have, and it’s because of the $600 a week,” one retail worker told J.C. Pan and… https://t.co/5J9yuTsoIt
Retweeted by Bernie SandersNo, Mr. President. We are not going to postpone the presidential election. Read the Constitution (for once). On Nov… https://t.co/nZLastC1ugJeff Bezos, worth $179 billion, said: "The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by con… https://t.co/Y2scktD1UZ
7/30
2020
What I am asking for is straightforward: Masks for All. https://t.co/ft26QCRne0What does the $600 a week in additional unemployment insurance mean for you and your family?Our public health experts are telling us universal mask wearing can bring this pandemic under control within weeks.… https://t.co/fW8vIan36p
7/29
2020
If we can afford a $740 billion defense budget, we can afford to send every American a face mask. Today,… https://t.co/ojGlCjK0Jb
Retweeted by Bernie SandersWe know that wearing a mask saves lives. That's why we need to make sure every person has access to reusable masks… https://t.co/SVKPqLlMOh
Retweeted by Bernie SandersLast week's $740 billion military spending bill wasn't enough. Senate Republicans want $29 billion more for the Pen… https://t.co/4VGpNYH8AcWe are the only major country where coronavirus infections and deaths are skyrocketing. That is beyond disgraceful.… https://t.co/AQ3o7c0nTK“They are now giving 100% deduction for rich people to go out and have three martini lunches,” says @SenSanders. “B… https://t.co/C6IAq3ZHKn
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7/28
2020
Disability rights are civil rights. As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act… https://t.co/q3iJP1Kiy7
7/26
2020
4 million coronavirus cases. Over 140,000 deaths. As other countries’ infections decline, America's are surging.… https://t.co/eJLzcg4FGv
7/24
2020
We are in the worst economic condition since the Great Depression. People are worried about getting evicted from th… https://t.co/IaOuxQ00eGThe $740 billion military budget is not enough for Senate Republicans. Now they want to give the Pentagon an additi… https://t.co/M9xGYvJhe0We have a president who really does not believe in democracy. What Trump is saying is: I don't care what mayors sa… https://t.co/y7XytFGAfk
7/23
2020
We are going to continue building a political movement which understands that it is far more important to invest in… https://t.co/H2E7ml2SJcToday, almost half the Senate Democratic Caucus—23 members—voted to cut Pentagon spending by 10% and invest in huma… https://t.co/zxBj6DHNrVWe have spent $6.4 trillion dollars on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere since 2001. Every dollar… https://t.co/S7YvDHids2
Retweeted by Bernie SandersToday the Senate will be voting on my amendment that says clearly: Cut the Pentagon budget by 10%. Invest in jobs,… https://t.co/MUomKZxro3A 10% cut to the Pentagon could provide high-quality childcare to every family in America, regardless of income. I… https://t.co/wU666F69gs
7/22
2020
Why do we spend more on the military than the next 11 nations combined? Why do millions live in poverty in the rich… https://t.co/NaL7HabPVA
7/21
2020
The Progressive Caucus will formally oppose the National Defense Authorization Act unless significant action is tak… https://t.co/sRd1YSI3Ld
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7/20
2020
Trump's proposed payroll tax cut would do nothing for the 30 million who lost jobs during the pandemic while taking… https://t.co/Bo2HfmrPnBEisenhower once said: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final s… https://t.co/PODDmU0mZU
7/19
2020
We don't need more nuclear weapons. We don't need more fighter jets. We do need decent housing and health care for… https://t.co/f9aeUosJOaJohn Lewis inspired millions to fight for justice. His courage helped transform this country. He won’t ever be forg… https://t.co/BtSWKr0ISv
7/18
2020
.@SenSanders and @ASlavitt: "...we are urgently calling for a simple, common-sense, practical and inexpensive way t… https://t.co/7MnsAJH0VK
Retweeted by Bernie SandersUnmarked federal agents in combat gear are pulling protesters off the street and jailing them without charge. That… https://t.co/vLE0FssR8ZWidespread mask wearing could save tens of thousands of lives and $1 trillion in economic activity. @ASlavitt and… https://t.co/VGkwvKJoyG
7/17
2020
As coronavirus ravages our communities and millions go jobless, Senate Republicans want to spend $740 billion on bo… https://t.co/RAL3ZUv4hnTens of millions of Americans will soon lose their $600-a-week unemployment benefits. The result: More desperation,… https://t.co/KlIyMJ2Ja5
7/16
2020
I stand with 100 grassroots organizations demanding that the U.S. end its suspension of @USAID aid to Yemen. During… https://t.co/aYWKzbEDvRTrump's incompetence has been deadly. Six months after the first U.S. coronavirus case was reported, health workers… https://t.co/DIVqcg6LBi
7/15
2020
Instead of spending more on Trump's Space Force and a "super-duper missile" program designed to kill as many people… https://t.co/KO9VjQoQQuWhat we are witnessing is the absolute absurdity of our profit-driven, employer-based, private health care system.… https://t.co/mRq8wc5XmA
7/14
2020
More than 30% of American families could not pay their July rent and 28 million people could become homeless if we… https://t.co/KLFVBnPEZ5
7/13
2020
The pandemic has been an economic nightmare for the working class. Millions have lost their jobs and their health c… https://t.co/wz91CoQsH9In the midst of a pandemic, an economic meltdown, systemic racism and climate change, Republicans and Democrats wan… https://t.co/Ku7dkrrzvi
7/12
2020
Glad to have @SenSchumer join @SenSanders, @RepBarbaraLee & I to demand a 10% cut from this year's bloated defense… https://t.co/6Dczv8NgXi
Retweeted by Bernie SandersAnd let me also thank @SenSchumer for securing a vote on my amendment during the week of July 20th. If there was ev… https://t.co/tEleJrY5aDLet me thank @SenSchumer for his support for my amendment to cut the bloated $740 billion Pentagon budget by 10% an… https://t.co/9nVPy41GEtRemdesivir costs less than $10 to manufacture. @GileadSciences is charging $3,100 for it. Taxpayers spent $70 mil… https://t.co/pPSChnr407
7/10
2020
The richest 1% owe 70% of all unpaid taxes. With the money from these tax cheats, we could do all this: 👩🏽‍🎓Tuitio… https://t.co/7LNTxFhE20
7/9
2020
No national testing program. No adequate production of protective gear. No commitment to a free vaccine. As almos… https://t.co/b3cGnq46mXYou don't need a Ph.D in economics to know this, but it can't hurt: We need direct, monthly cash payments for every… https://t.co/BoWAfusGOREvictions must be banned for the entirety of this crisis. This is a matter of racial and economic justice that Cong… https://t.co/MzWYDGpj6f
7/7
2020
The cruelty of this White House knows no bounds. Foreign students are being threatened with a choice: risk your lif… https://t.co/YCxM9ZtrpeIf Target just did it, you can be damn sure @Walmart, owned by the wealthiest family in America, can raise its star… https://t.co/7mqvLEiOn8American taxpayers are already funding the development of a coronavirus vaccine. When it is ready, we must put it i… https://t.co/8CVQYRgMFkThe Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and millions of others who fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline showed us the po… https://t.co/eXRLOpqndvThe Trump administration is focused on making it harder for homeless trans people to get safe shelter during this p… https://t.co/bBOtleHVuRThis is a major victory for the millions-strong climate justice movement, which fought for years to stop this pipel… https://t.co/GCsqnMzDLe
7/6
2020
As a pandemic rages, public health departments across America are being starved and are on the verge of collapse.… https://t.co/XgjWcV3XXzThe minimum wage is worth less than it was 50 years ago. If wages had gone up with productivity, today it would be… https://t.co/qJZURqUZMw
7/5
2020
Throughout our history, demagogues have always tried to demonize different people to divide us up. We will not let… https://t.co/MdUiPTYRcRThis holiday weekend, let us reflect on the disturbing reality behind every plate of food—workers are being exploit… https://t.co/81jgwg3YpFJane and I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Independence Day. Together, we can and will create the kind o… https://t.co/IXuFAK76AS
7/4
2020
I believe that right now, the American people want real transformation. They want us to invest in health care, job… https://t.co/HGSasWuqAXNo, Mr. Trump, coronavirus will not just “disappear.” We need to pass legislation to fight this pandemic and protec… https://t.co/zuX5kUlwEl
7/3
2020
Proud to work with @SenatorDurbin, @SenSanders and others on this bicameral effort to ensure that all countries hav… https://t.co/koedhE8amR
Retweeted by Bernie SandersI am proud to join @SenatorDurbin on this legislation to have the IMF provide financial support to the developing w… https://t.co/XRNX8dm6cw.@AmericanAir: how many Americans will die bc you fill middle seats, w/ your customers shoulder to shoulder, hour a… https://t.co/6s8kTcefi4
Retweeted by Bernie SandersHow on earth can airlines—in the middle of pandemic—fly their planes at full capacity? I am demanding federal acti… https://t.co/GXh8oIRywYNo one is above the law. @SenMarkey, @SenWarren, and I introduced a bill to abolish “qualified immunity" so police… https://t.co/ZKgpR5t49B🚨 14.7 million Americans are still out of work. Coronavirus infections are rising at an unprecedented rate. 🚨 Unti… https://t.co/2czYeFSFnOInstead of addressing the surge in hunger due to this economic meltdown, the Senate is rushing to pass a $740 billi… https://t.co/ul7QknaR1o
7/2
2020
Today, workers in Washington, DC will get paid at least $15 an hour. This is what happens when workers raise their… https://t.co/s0GnMs4MyZOne theory is that by spending $740,000,000,000 on the most sophisticated weapons of mass destruction in world hist… https://t.co/3EKTQF5aPYRent is due. But over 40 million Americans lost their jobs because of this horrific pandemic. How are they expected… https://t.co/qwwf2eyTdxAlec Smith died at 26 because he was rationing insulin that was too expensive. Now Big Pharma is suing to block a… https://t.co/52t2t4K9c7I am LIVE in the Senate to oppose a $740 billion military budget without being able to vote on amendments. The Ame… https://t.co/VkoEEdlTaMUSMCA goes into effect today, but Mexico continues to persecute union activists. Susana Prieto Terrazas, a labor r… https://t.co/GlOUxkLsn3
Retweeted by Bernie SandersHow can it be that the United States—with just 4% of the world’s population—accounts for 25% of the world’s coronav… https://t.co/6L5W4DrS6KUnbelievable. Facial recognition technology identifies the wrong person 96% of the time according to Detroit's poli… https://t.co/cylXrg24KZ
7/1
2020
Israel's annexation of occupied territory would be a disaster for international law, self-determination, freedom an… https://t.co/EihU2maVqeJoin me NOW: I urge my colleagues to stop pouring billions of dollars into wars and weapons. President Eisenhower… https://t.co/KztC79frmeToday, I asked Dr. Fauci whether we need to manufacture and distribute free, high-quality masks and guarantee free… https://t.co/2Gsg2NnJp3Health care workers who risk their lives every day fighting this pandemic are being denied the personal protective… https://t.co/J5X1aIg7QTIn the midst of a pandemic, the Senate is voting on a $740 billion Pentagon budget. I will be presenting an altern… https://t.co/pNmpqu3yGIThe $600 in additional weekly unemployment income passed by Congress saved millions from financial ruin. Ending it… https://t.co/GCBgHA3iUD
6/30
2020
How the hell can two people be charged $200 or $6,400 for the same test? No rational person can accept our dysfunc… https://t.co/LTyKyKllskTrump's lies and incompetence have cost us lives. America's coronavirus cases are skyrocketing even as other major… https://t.co/ncV40YnJ68Taxpayers provided funding for the development of this drug. Now Gilead is price-gouging off it during a pandemic.… https://t.co/IYkhYhZmhnExtremist Republican legislators lost again today. Abortion is a constitutional right and we will make damn sure it… https://t.co/aBEf9Qd0uEBillionaires are waging class war against the working people of this country in the middle of a pandemic. That is o… https://t.co/gI2Ocz3Xn0
6/29
2020
"Unbelievably, when it comes to water infrastructure, America’s challenges resemble those of a developing country."… https://t.co/Dz7SSxT2g9
Retweeted by Bernie SandersWhether it is: 🌎 Transforming our energy system away from fossil fuel ✊ Fighting systemic racism 🏥 Ending a cruel… https://t.co/j8w1VHq1tK
6/28
2020
It is unbelievable that this has to be said, but no: reducing testing will not make this pandemic go away. Trump's… https://t.co/QjRzmuvEtXUnemployment rate: 🇺🇸 13% 🇬🇧 4% Why? The United Kingdom provided paychecks to its workers and kept them employed.… https://t.co/fLjHK3S7kMIf there's any silver lining to this horrible moment that we are in—the pandemic, the economic collapse, police bru… https://t.co/1ISVWUyyyx
6/27
2020
Today, the House rightly recognized that D.C.'s 700,000 residents deserve full citizenship as Americans. If Senate… https://t.co/v5kznZZBHzOur streets are not meant to be battlefields, and law enforcement shouldn’t be using weapons of war against protest… https://t.co/hZPuPLLje7
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6/26
2020

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