Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders)

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

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/

Vermont/DC

2009-04-07 13:02:35

This is what corporate welfare is all about: The taxpayers fund the research, Gilead will make huge profits, and consumers will pay outrageous prices. Drug companies cannot charge any price they want. These prices must be negotiated with the government.

11,000 coronavirus cases are tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS. It is our meat processing workers and other so-called "low-level" employees who now face the greatest risk of illness and death.

I don't care where you work. Our job is to keep all people alive.

11,000 coronavirus cases are tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS. It is our meat processing workers and other so-called "low-level" employees who now face the greatest risk of illness and death. I don't care where you work. Our job is to keep all people alive.

Vermont's enormous lines for food assistance today show just how dire this crisis is, all across America. No one should be going hungry right now in the richest country on Earth. The federal government has got to provide all the resources we need to protect these families.

Hundreds of cars line up in Burlington, Vermont for the Farmers to Families food drive. We talk to people who waited hours for food to feed their families. Their stories are coming up on @wcax Channel 3 News at 5. @VTNationalGuard   #vermontstrong #fooddrive #Covid_19

Hundreds of cars line up in Burlington, Vermont for the Farmers to Families food drive. We talk to people who waited hours for food to feed their families. Their stories are coming up on  @Channel 3 News Channel 3 News at 5.  @Vermont National Guard  #vermontstrong  #fooddrive  #Covid_19

Maybe Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth, should focus on providing all his workers with paid sick leave instead of pushing out propaganda to local news stations.

NEW: Here’s 11 local news stations just straight up running an Amazon scripted segment ahead of their shareholders meeting

NEW: Here’s 11 local news stations just straight up running an Amazon scripted segment ahead of their shareholders meeting

No family should have to fight their insurance company over a $2,000 bill for coronavirus treatment. Our legislation says: We will lift this burden off your shoulders. Medicare will cover all out-of-pocket medical costs for the duration of this crisis. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/25/3278-er-visit-coughing-fits-and-fever-amid-covid-19-pan...

We cannot have 50 states going at it alone. What we need is testing going on all over this country so when we reopen the economy, workers understand they are working in a safe environment. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/health/coronavirus-testing-trump.html

This Memorial Day, we say to veterans who came home from war that we honor your service, and we will make sure every man and woman who has served our country gets the best health care they can through a strong Veterans Administration.

This Memorial Day, we say to veterans who came home from war that we honor your service, and we will make sure every man and woman who has served our country gets the best health care they can through a strong Veterans Administration.

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating the end of Ramadan. Jane and I wish you and your loved ones good health, joy and blessings.

During the first two+ months of the pandemic: Some Americans who lost poverty-wage jobs are receiving $600 a week in extra unemployment benefits. Republican response: How outrageous! 630 billionaires made $434 billion in profits. Republican response: Crickets. Tax the rich.

Jet flyovers and corporate TV ads ain't gonna cut it. If we truly want to honor our frontline workers, we must guarantee to them: 🛌Universal paid sick leave 👷🏻‍Safe workplaces 🥽Protective gear 💪$15 minimum wage ✊🏾Right to a union 🍼Child care ⚠️Hazard pay 🏥Health care

This economic crisis is unprecedented. The solution is straightforward: Keep everyone on their employers' payrolls, getting their regular paychecks and benefits. Congress must pass our Paycheck Security Act and put an end to mass unemployment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/22/state-unemployment-rate-april/

We should be sending humanitarian aid and urgent medical supplies, not more bombs.  The US support for the Saudi coalition’s war in Yemen is unconstitutional and immoral.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen-un/yemens-health-system-has-in-effect-co...

This is what our government is paying to develop a COVID19 vaccine: - $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca - $483 million to Moderna - $500 million to Johnson & Johnson - $30 million to Sanofi Once a vaccine is approved by the FDA, it must be available to all for free. No profiteering.

How great is an American economy in which people suddenly go into desperation if they don't receive a check for a week or two? We need to take a deep breath and say: All people deserve economic security. You've got a job, then you must earn a living wage, not a starvation wage.

The proposal Bernie,  @Senator Doug Jones,  @Richard Blumenthal & I just introduced is simple: Rank-and-file workers who’ve lost their jobs because of the coronavirus will go back to receiving their paychecks & benefits until it is safe to go back to work. We need  #PaycheckSecurity now.

Today, we are introducing the Paycheck Security Act to guarantee the wages and benefits of millions of workers during this devastating pandemic. 

I want to thank @SenSchumer and @RonWyden for their support of this critical legislation.

Today, we are introducing the Paycheck Security Act to guarantee the wages and benefits of millions of workers during this devastating pandemic. I want to thank  @Chuck Schumer and  @Ron Wyden for their support of this critical legislation. https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-warner-jones-and-blumenthal-introduce...

During this pandemic, nearly 40 million have lost their jobs. How are billionaires doing? They got $434 billion richer. The ultra-rich have been waging a war on the working class of this country. It’s time working people stand up, fight back, and win. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/21/american-billionaires-got-434-billion-richer-during-the-pandemic.html

Today, we are introducing the Paycheck Security Act to guarantee the wages and benefits of millions of workers during this devastating pandemic. 

I want to thank @SenSchumer and @RonWyden for their support of this critical legislation.

Today, we are introducing the Paycheck Security Act to guarantee the wages and benefits of millions of workers during this devastating pandemic. I want to thank  @Chuck Schumer and  @Ron Wyden for their support of this critical legislation. https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-warner-jones-and-blumenthal-introduce...

In Denmark, McDonald's workers get $22 an hour, 6 weeks of paid vacation, 1 year of paid family leave, and pensions. In America, McDonald's workers make $9 an hour, get no benefits, and have to go on strike to get hand sanitizer during a pandemic. Enough. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/workers-say-that-mcdonalds-still-isnt-protecting-them.html

It is truly outrageous that Senate Republicans refuse to act as tens of millions lose their jobs, income and health care. It’s time to join the rest of the world. Congress must make sure that every worker keeps their paycheck and health insurance until this crisis is over.

More than 38 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the last 9 weeks.

More than 38 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the last 9 weeks. https://cnb.cx/3bPJ8VM

We need a national policy, based upon science, which helps states and communities go forward—bring workers back, bring kids back to school, if necessary—but do so in a safe way that does not needlessly sacrifice thousands of lives. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/reopening-all-businesses-would-be-an-economic-disaster-if-workers-...

Michigan families face a new threat: flooding made worse by climate change and a failure to invest in infrastructure. This disaster reminds us we are all Americans. When any community is in trouble, all of our resources must be mobilized. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted.

Aerial footage shows scale of flooding in central Michigan.

Two "catastrophic" dam failures forced 10,000 to evacuate, with the National Weather Service warning of a "life-threatening situation."

Aerial footage shows scale of flooding in central Michigan. Two "catastrophic" dam failures forced 10,000 to evacuate, with the National Weather Service warning of a "life-threatening situation." http://nbcnews.to/36gEI8Z

In this difficult moment, do not allow Trump and his friends to divide us up. Let us stand with Asian Americans who are fighting racism and xenophobia—even as they care for the sick. Now is the time to act with unprecedented compassion and solidarity. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/19/asian-american-discrimination/

If we can bail out large corporations, we can ensure everyone in this country has the income to support themselves and afford basic necessities during this crisis. One $1,200 check ain't enough.

The CEO of  @Kroger got paid $21.1 million a year as its workers struggle to get by on $26,000. Kroger got a 30% boost in sales in March, but is ending $2-an-hour hazard pay. Disgusting. It can damn well afford to pay grocery workers a dignified wage as they risk their lives.

Pompeo told Congress the Saudis were "protecting" civilians as they bombed Yemen. Trump issued a fake "emergency" to keep selling bombs. A Raytheon lobbyist became Secretary of Defense. Thousands of Yemenis died, Raytheon profits went up. Trump is now covering up this crime.

It is a scandal that we have a president of the United States who does not understand the function of government. We should have national policies to deal with this pandemic based on science—not theories retweeted by Trump. https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-says-us-has-no-science-based-reopening-policy-50-states-goin...

We should ask ourselves, is health care a benefit that somehow we lose when we lose our jobs? Or is it simply a human right that all of us deserve?

Racist redlining denied wealth to generations of Black Americans. Today, the fossil fuel industry dumps its pollution on communities of color. This comment from Trump’s Energy Secretary is disgusting.

Since Day One, this president has thought he’s above the law, above criticism, and can get away with anything—including a fake "emergency" to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia. It is becoming clear he fired an Inspector General for investigating such misconduct. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/18/trumps-purge-just-got-much-more-corrupt-heres-wha...

I happen to believe we should go in the direction of a paycheck security process which says to every worker in America: you will continue to receive your paycheck and benefits during this crisis. https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/498190-sanders-says-coronavirus-relief-bill-should-in...

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