Bernie SandersOur current system has forced people to pay for:
$100,000 ambulance ride to the closest hospital
$540,000 kidney dialysis
$10,000 out-of-network doctor charge at an in-network hospital
Medicare for All ends this insanity.
Health care is a human right.
Bernie SandersDespite President Trump's constant support for big polluters, solar energy is making huge advancements.
Solar power is getting cheaper and cheaper, saving families money on utility bills and creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
"The burden of Social Security taxes falls more heavily on those who make less."
Bernie SandersOrdinary workers pay into Social Security all year, but millionaires stop contributing today. That is absurd.
The ultra-wealthy should pay into Social Security at the same rate as everyone else, so that we expand—not cut—benefits.
Engineers and others at the crowdfunding platform voted narrowly to form a union, one of the first tech companies to do so.
Bernie SandersI congratulate the workers of Kickstarter, the first major tech company to vote for a union.
These workers are setting an example for the entire industry. Tech employees deserve job security, strong wages and benefits, and a voice in their companies.
This time when U.S. soldiers are killed by an Afghan, Trump does not call off talks with the Taliban. Is ending the war the only way to end these killings?
Bernie SandersU.S. bombings are at a record high in 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan. Our service members continue to fight and die in America's longest war.
The American people do not want endless war. We must bring our troops home.
What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow?
Bernie SandersFires threatening an entire continent are extreme—a Green New Deal to tackle the climate crisis is not.
Let us harness our skills, talents and enormous resources to protect the home we all share.
Bernie SandersWhen General Electric outsources jobs, it raves about China.
When GE wants to pay $0 in taxes for eight straight years, or needs a $16 billion bailout, it doesn't talk about China.
GE goes to the taxpayers of the United States for its welfare checks.
Social Security helps narrow a yawning wealth gap between white and minority retirees, a Boston College report says.
Bernie SandersWe don't talk enough about the positive impact of Social Security. Before it was law, half of seniors lived in poverty. It cuts the racial wealth gap and has lifted millions from poverty.
Our job is not to cut Social Security. Our job is to expand it.
The record highlights a worrisome trend as the planet continues to warm at an accelerated pace.
Bernie SandersOur planet just experienced the hottest January in recorded history.
If our political system won't allow us move quickly to 100% renewable energy as the scientists say we must, I believe it is time for a political revolution.
Judiciary Republicans gave FBI Director Christopher Wray the business over the Trump-Russia probe. But they stopped short of committing to junk expiring parts of the PATRIOT Act.
Bernie SandersI voted against the Patriot Act in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2015. I strongly oppose its reauthorization next month.
I believe that in a democratic and constitutional form of government, we cannot sacrifice the civil liberties that make us a free country.
The president is either brazenly lying about his 2021 budget or doesn’t know what’s in it.
Bernie SandersTrump said he would “always protect your Medicare and Social Security. Always.” Today, his budget is cutting them by hundreds of billions of dollars.
I will do everything in my power to ensure that Congress rejects this budget of, for, and by the 1%.
A trio of senators led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bill Wednesday designed to stem the spread of a cancer-linked chemical that has leached into the water supply.
Bernie SandersCorporations have dumped toxic "forever chemicals" into our environment. It's now in 43 cities' water supplies.
My bill forces these companies to pay for the cleanup.
Maybe I'm "radical," but I think the water in our taps must be free of toxic chemicals.
A new report from think tank says some of the biggest companies in the country had effective tax rates of 0% or less in 2018.
Bernie SandersWhat kind of money would it take to end homelessness in America?
Making five companies—Amazon, Delta, Starbucks, Chevron and General Motors—pay the corporate tax rate that's on the books instead of paying $0.
Redundant administrative tasks, opaque pricing, misaligned incentives — welcome to America's bloated medical system
Bernie SandersA huge number of complicated insurance plans force people to fill out endless forms and paperwork just to get the care they need.
Medicare for All eliminates wasteful bureaucracy and red tape, saving doctors and patients both time and money.
US, China, Saudi Arabia top list of nations, as $1.82 trillion spent on defence worldwide in 2018, says think-tank.
Bernie SandersMaybe—just maybe—instead of spending $1.8 trillion a year on military budgets and weapons of destruction designed to kill each other, we can pool our resources as a planet to fight our common enemy: climate change.