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

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We could eradicate HIV/AIDS in America. What’s standing in the way? The greed of the pharmaceutical industry. An $… https://t.co/2PHwujocmW
12/15
2019
On the anniversary of the horrific Sandy Hook shootings, we must recommit to doing everything we can to stop gun vi… https://t.co/MVnPlPnJ4bOur obstacle to solving the climate crisis is not technological—it is political. We have what we need to rapidly mo… https://t.co/QvJ1UA6PyS
12/14
2019
Fraud is the business model of the military-industrial complex. The time is long overdue for us to stand up to thei… https://t.co/RwHWWCuyRkThe United States must rise to the moral challenge of our time: climate change. We can bring countries together, ha… https://t.co/YIIgAdd4TxLike the swindler he is, the president used charity money for veterans to pay off his own debts. The American peopl… https://t.co/y3OoZiAf2Z
12/13
2019
Good. Now $1,685,456,413,335 more to go. Cancel all student debt and tax Wall Street to fund tuition-free public co… https://t.co/gpKZ2q2I9Q
12/12
2019
My friend @RepRoKhanna is right: it is Orwellian for Congress to hand over billions of dollars worth of weapons and… https://t.co/icznx5BK6vMr. Trump and the GOP passed a tax scam two years ago. They said it would create jobs and boost wages. Big surpris… https://t.co/RYj9mtgjqdBetsy DeVos will go down in history as the worst Education Secretary to ever hold that office. https://t.co/tWy30QfPGQOver 50 years, the bottom half's annual income only grew by $8,000. Today, 50% of America makes $27,000 a year. 📈… https://t.co/mDHigNIsa5Who wants Medicare for All? People who value Americans' health over corporate profits, says @RepJayapal https://t.co/0OSBuAj38U
Retweeted by Bernie SandersIt is too late for us to carry on with establishment politics and establishment economics. This is not my opinion—i… https://t.co/lS3i7lYQgXWe’ve seen explosive growth of student loan debt. In 15 years it's gone from $300 billion to $1.6 trillion. Shackli… https://t.co/93V5aulQbP
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12/11
2019
Article 25: "A standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including fo… https://t.co/5e9U5g9aGuFor the price of increasing Trump's Pentagon, Congress could provide all our children with free school meals and tu… https://t.co/NakGW1kdw0Look around at the big-money interests spending millions of dollars on ads to confuse the American people. How will… https://t.co/ZyXhI5jJtZIt's no great secret Trump's FCC is a friend to corporate interests. That's why it set out to destroy a free and op… https://t.co/gUX3dPEYy8Once the House proceeds to impeachment, Leader McConnell must quickly schedule a full trial in the Senate, where I… https://t.co/kikWWIBZ8JDonald Trump is the most corrupt president in history, and he must be held accountable. I strongly believe the anno… https://t.co/M2dEVl7VPpThink about all of the intellectual and emotional damage we do because we ignore the needs of our children. Under… https://t.co/Fw6mBeu5wtCongress must vote against this disastrous Pentagon authorization—a bill of astonishing moral cowardice. We do not… https://t.co/6W2sqXbIKe
12/10
2019
The Lower Drug Costs Now Act goes after Big Pharma's greed and makes important investments in community health cent… https://t.co/XjUV8sCJ3sAs a young person, I protested the Vietnam war. Americans were lied to and sent to die. After 18 years of lies and… https://t.co/pKyZlkVEuhPharma giant @GileadSciences lies and cheats, then asks the government for tens of billions of dollars in monopoly… https://t.co/PAPu0XPk4sHow can you have a decent life today when you're barely getting by? This is what our workers ask themselves: 44% ar… https://t.co/b2hlmINEkY
12/9
2019
Today marks the 1 yr anniversary of Jakelin Caal Maquin’s death in @CBP custody. She was 7 yrs old, just a small ch… https://t.co/BOvVdaclmp
Retweeted by Bernie SandersWhen 19-year-old, working-class kids go abroad, it’s to fight and die in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Silicon Valle… https://t.co/7KEweTXb9wWe cannot delay any longer: we must protect our oceans and the diversity of life that they provide for. We will cr… https://t.co/cdqshliYGDHouse Dems will vote next week to #LowerDrugCosts. Progressives are seeking key improvements to take on pharma gree… https://t.co/OVPVOnUh8T
Retweeted by Bernie SandersHere's a radical idea: Workers should be able to organize unions to fight for better pay and conditions without fea… https://t.co/hj33t4KUHQ
12/8
2019
Amazon was valued at $1 trillion but pays $0 in federal taxes. So imagine my surprise to find out it didn’t need ta… https://t.co/wjYCFkITbvToday, Congress should be ashamed by its failure to lead. Because of behind-the-scenes, beltway politics, we are… https://t.co/AAHdshDhbY
Retweeted by Bernie SandersToday’s tragedy only further highlights that it is time we put an end to U.S. support for the Saudi Airforce. That’… https://t.co/dkqJGM9lRU
Retweeted by Bernie SandersIn my view, it would be insane to argue that our criminal justice system is not racist, broken, and in need of seri… https://t.co/2nGYSQHfk6
12/7
2019
Public college tuition: 🇩🇰 $0 🇫🇮 $0 🇳🇴 $0 🇸🇪 $0 🇨🇿 $0 🇮🇸 $0 🇲🇽 $0 🇺🇸 $10,230 Please do not tell me that in the… https://t.co/KVzTmoqcPpCongress should not even be considering an #NDAA that fails to reduce PFAS discharges into drinking water supplies,… https://t.co/Fdqq0T6NTk
Retweeted by Bernie SandersMartin Luther King Jr. once said budgets are moral documents. That is especially true with regards to the annual sp… https://t.co/nNFIKtr3DW
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12/6
2019
A greedy drug company deprives Americans of lifesaving HIV medicine, lies about it, then has the audacity to ask fo… https://t.co/uC2QkX9Vl5Did you know we once had a Republican president who expanded Social Security? Maybe today's Republicans should list… https://t.co/ezsiEalX1lThe average interest rate for a payday loan in Utah? 652%. 70-year-old Vietnam veterans are being jailed for not be… https://t.co/EeHo98Ibd4No, this isn't it, Ms. DeVos. Cancel all student debt. https://t.co/qv19B485q9
12/5
2019
We take from the poor, we give to the rich: this is the philosophy of the modern Republican party. https://t.co/7SLSqsq33VWho is helping keep Saudi Arabia’s warplanes in the air as they bomb Yemen—where children are dying of hunger in th… https://t.co/ItfbjAuTsaWealth of the richest Americans: $35.4 trillion Wealth of the entire American middle class: $36.9 trillion Maybe,… https://t.co/ZiliNaupRQ
12/4
2019
Drug companies charge the American people whatever price they want, and they can because our system, and only ours,… https://t.co/eZtIgURSpkEnd this war. https://t.co/xnNAvbKElT
12/3
2019
On #CyberMonday, shoppers will rely on the U.S. Postal Service for fast, reliable, and affordable shipping. But Mr.… https://t.co/RxmOKWeJKqWe are taking on the big-money interests who have an army of lobbyists trying to defeat Medicare for All. They a… https://t.co/jcfyzX5dypMore than a decade ago, advocates for working people warned that the WTO and unfettered free trade agreements would… https://t.co/XrK4ghyCDW
12/2
2019
This is called oligarchy: government of, by, and for the billionaire class. https://t.co/y0BEupb794Our world is beautiful and fragile. We must put our energies into building the political power we need to solve the… https://t.co/ki63htz64BTrump and his friends weren't satisfied with giving away trillions of dollars to the rich—now they're trying to tak… https://t.co/qGxgyZm7KI
12/1
2019
Nearly half our college students are going hungry. The top 25 hedge-fund managers on average get $850 million a yea… https://t.co/zbtcqHnoqyU.S. corporations see a future in countries that pay workers pennies an hour. But when they need a bailout, they do… https://t.co/AItLKJu7HEI stand in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers demanding to be treated like human beings. They are sick and ti… https://t.co/Po4KFUKR1h
11/30
2019
"Tax me!" Let's listen to these Patriotic Millionaires who want their taxes raised, not cut. https://t.co/ZzMylBuppu
11/29
2019
Today I am thankful for the people who are making the choice to build a more just and equitable food system in this… https://t.co/P3wyZkyIu0Farmworkers often go unrecognized for their vital contributions to bringing food to our tables. But they are vulner… https://t.co/qX8LaDdyzmThe system is worse for Black people and Native Americans, who own less than 4% of farms in the U.S. and are more t… https://t.co/wNqr9KGDxoFarmers who grew the food we enjoy today only received 12 cents for every dollar spent on Thanksgiving. As agribusi… https://t.co/BUVAvlGDFn40 million people go hungry in America each year. Among children, in the richest country on Earth, how outrageous i… https://t.co/67rw17DPh6As we celebrate, it is hard not to reflect on our broken food system. Millions of Americans are hungry, farmers are… https://t.co/Rn5lPkjzBYFrom my family to yours—on behalf of Jane, our four kids, seven grandkids and myself—I would like to wish everyone… https://t.co/HS7RRvyRpj
11/28
2019
The coal industry's own research predicted melting polar icecaps and flooding of major cities due to global warming… https://t.co/I3yhRph39DProgressives will not support the National Defense Authorization bill if we do not have this amendment that brings… https://t.co/C8HxGkjsmw
Retweeted by Bernie SandersWe can't bring about real change—health care for all, tuition-free public colleges and universities, transforming o… https://t.co/SaIg4r1nQCWe are in a crisis never before faced by a rich, industrialized democracy. Our people are dying sooner and sooner,… https://t.co/zV7XDZoTNOWhen Trump vetoed our historic legislation to end the horrors in Yemen, the peace movement in this country did not… https://t.co/Xq3Hh6I6yGSenator Schumer is right. Congress has got to stand up for the Constitution and tell this lawless president: We are… https://t.co/rkTezgkKKq
11/27
2019
Some CEOs get paid more than 1,000 times their typical employee. Most Americans think the ratio should be 7 to 1.… https://t.co/aqmIDFLPXoThis is a full-blown crisis and Trump is only making it worse. Congress must demonstrate the guts to take on the… https://t.co/YkAo1uQBylTrump, a tax dodger who abused and cheated his own workers, has done everything he can to get the government to enr… https://t.co/Ia9sw6wXEMOur education agenda will not tolerate billionaires like Betsy DeVos. Instead, we will: 🏫Stop privatizing public s… https://t.co/qruO7uE1yC
11/26
2019
The Green New Deal for Public Housing is a win-win-win: we will invest in our public housing, address the climate e… https://t.co/xpTcx4U6RNAfter a lifetime of lying and cheating to enrich himself and his billionaire friends, Mr. Trump—shock of all shocks… https://t.co/p5RQINg79wHow obscene is a law enforcement system that arrests the survivor of a workplace disaster rather than those who exp… https://t.co/pz9ohW4v0oLet’s be honest and acknowledge that we are seeing a rapid movement toward a political system in which a handful of… https://t.co/21gTfSvo69
11/25
2019
The greed and impunity of the richest 1% is costing us $5,000,000,000,000. America's wealthiest and most powerful… https://t.co/1G7HUnZrAYZero-emission electric buses manufactured in America, with good union wages, local hiring, and apprenticeships to b… https://t.co/VUbbHRb3aIFine—let’s call it “common sense.” https://t.co/BHG7bCnqus
11/24
2019
I congratulate @NationalNurses on this major achievement! This is what we can do when workers—facing unacceptable v… https://t.co/SqYv0I5pdw#MedicareForAll! https://t.co/CHRYxN0BCN
Retweeted by Bernie SandersIn the richest country in the world, why have 100 rural hospitals closed over the past decade? We know they are les… https://t.co/ZnPgTx3d9o
11/23
2019
Fighting daily, @realDonaldTrump? Drug prices have skyrocketed. Maybe appointing a pharma executive to lower drug p… https://t.co/DG5qJHVaV6Jane and I express our condolences to the family of Vermont entrepreneur, Jake Burton. We appreciate his innovation… https://t.co/W3OyWKIwv4We are locking up millions of Americans in cages—disproportionately people of color—but nobody ever asks, "How are… https://t.co/Xnm5AwgQVcI’m having déjà vu as some in Congress repeat the same arguments used to pass the disastrous NAFTA agreement in 199… https://t.co/rueK3Vyl5D
11/22
2019
It is outrageous that Trump deployed American troops into harm's way to guard Syrian oil wells. Why? He said he wan… https://t.co/hA9wmnXAn2⁦@Ilhan⁩ is right to prioritize affordable housing. Rent is too high for working people. https://t.co/Ip5Via6L06
Retweeted by Bernie SandersGood. If we criminalize compassion, we have lost our way as a society. Providing humanitarian aid to men, women and… https://t.co/IYQzseQ9jd
11/21
2019
How do you explain the mentality of the billionaire Sackler family? They weren't content to destroy thousands of li… https://t.co/ar6eSLiuKLToday, we remember transgender people whose lives were taken. The attacks against transgender people are part of a… https://t.co/cXQ3W5xPNwLatina workers lose $28,036 annually and $1,121,440 over 40 years compared to what white men make—because they are… https://t.co/t66VR9C70NCongratulations to activists for pushing the state to limit fracking in California. Fracking contributes to the cli… https://t.co/Us8gjM1AqKAll people have the right to protest for a better future. I call on the Iranian government to end the internet blac… https://t.co/e0roPwphA7When I was in the House of Representatives, all the corporations in the world were telling us how great NAFTA would… https://t.co/HsvQ8zoSsN
11/20
2019
I agree with Representative Ilhan Omar: The answer to hate is not more hate; it is compassion. https://t.co/zHwTHAusVtThe top 1% owe 70% of unpaid taxes. Collecting less than a third of those taxes can fund all of this: 🎓 Tuition-fr… https://t.co/M0EYMCzVzO
11/19
2019

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