U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
Joined on 7 April, 2009
Palestinians in Gaza already faced hardship under a blockade. Now they're dealing with the coronavirus.
My Senate colleagues and I call on Trump to send U.S. medical relief. And the Israeli government must also lift its restrictions on humanitarian aid.
U.S. health insurance premiums could increase as much as 40% next year if the coronavirus pandemic results in millions of Americans needing hospital stays, a new analysis warns
Working families could face a 40% increase in their premiums as they’re dealing with this pandemic.
America's for-profit insurance industry is not compatible with health care as a human right.
Now is not the time for greed. Now is the time for Medicare for All.
It is an outrage that debt collectors are garnishing wages and Social Security checks for unpaid medical bills and student loans.
We must cancel all medical and student debt—and stop all debt collection right now.
A pandemic is not a time for greed.
This bill was far from perfect, and we must go much further. But Democrats did a good job standing up to Trump and McConnell to make sure this relief package got help to workers, small businesses, hospitals, and states and cities that desperately need it.
We must not forget that 27,000 young Dreamers work as doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, and other health providers as we are fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
We have got to stand with them and block Trump's insane effort to end the DACA program.
Right now, phone lines of unemployment offices around the country are jammed and websites are crashing.
The stimulus package just passed can provide real help to millions, but it won't matter unless the federal bureaucracy is able to implement the program and get the money out.
The federal government must immediately put together the necessary staffing and technology to address the unprecedented number of requests for help that are coming in.
This is a crisis. No business as usual. People need help NOW, not in several months.
Our hospitals are getting overwhelmed. Our medical workers can't get basic protective gear.
@realDonaldTrump: It is immoral to delay any longer. Enforce the Defense Production Act to immediately produce and distribute the masks, gloves, gowns, and ventilators we need.
About 33 million US workers have no paid sick leave. And the US is one of the only countries with no paid maternity leave.
The lack of paid leave has consequences for millions. We asked some of them to share their stories.
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In a rational society, an extremely contagious, deadly virus would get our government to finally pass universal paid sick leave for workers.
Why hasn’t it happened yet? The power of big money over our politics.
After 5 years of war, and 80% reliant on humanitarian aid for basic survival, Yemenis may be the planet’s most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19.
This ceasefire proves an end to the war is possible.
Yemen needs peace, food, medicine, and diplomacy—not more US bombs.
My Republican colleagues had no problem voting for a trillion dollars in tax breaks for billionaires and large corporations.
But—horrors of horrors!—poor workers might get a few bucks more in unemployment in the midst of a terrible crisis. Oh my god, the universe is collapsing!