Bernie Sanders | U.S. Senator [I-VT]

Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 Iowa Democrats Hall of Fame Celebration.Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 Iowa Democrats Hall of Fame Celebration.By: Lorie Shaull

Bernie Sanders Contact & Bio Information

Bernie Sanders
Born 09/08/1941 (Age 78)
Phone Number: 202-224-5141
Government Website:
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Bernie Sanders Congress Details

Years in Congress: 01/03/1991 - Present
Committee Leadership: Veterans' Affairs
Committees On: Budget, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment & Public Works, Health, Education, Labor & Pensions & Joint Economic Committee

Bernie Sanders History

U.S. Senator from Vermont (01/03/2007 - Present)
U.S. Representative from Vermont (01/03/1991 - 01/03/2007)
Mayor in Vermont (01/03/1981 - 01/03/1989)
College Attended: Chicago ('64)
Degrees Earned: Bachelors Degree Political Science (64)
Prior Occupations: Professor & Author
Tomorrow's Bernie Sanders Democratic Debates
  • 4th Democratic debate
  • Joe Biden
    Elizabeth Warren
    Bernie Sanders
    Pete Buttigieg
    Kamala Harris
    Andrew Yang
    Beto O'Rourke
    Cory Booker
    Amy Klobuchar
    Julián Castro
    Tom Steyer
    Tulsi Gabbard
Previous Bernie Sanders Debates
Previous Bernie Sanders Speaking Engagements
Bernie Sanders Videos of Speaking Engagements
Bernie Sanders The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Interview
Bernie Sanders sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show shortly after House Democrats formally opened an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump. The two discussed the explosive development and Sanders reminded the host and the audience that he's been calling for Trump to be impeached for months because he's "the most corrupt president of the modern era." Sanders also said the investigation must "move quickly" so Trump doesn't have a chance to create his own narrative of the investigation.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Clinton, Iowa
Bernie Sanders spoke at a campaign rally titled "Bernie Beats Trump" in Clinton, Iowa, an area of the state dubbed "Obama-Trump" counties. Sanders made a direct appeal to those voters, encouraging them to swing back to the Democratic side and to vote for him by insisting that he is on their side.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Las Vegas
Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally focused on global climate change and his "college for all" proposal in front of an adoring crowd at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sanders touched on many of the recurring themes of his candidacy, specifically the threat posed by the changing climate and what he feels is the unfairness of our higher education system.
Bernie Sanders Rolling Stone Interview
Bernie Sanders phoned in for an interview with Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper to discuss the third Democratic debate and what he sees as the "huge difference" between himself and front runner Joe Biden, which Sanders says is the difference between their voting records in the Senate, which Sanders says was pro corporation and against the middle-class. The also discussed a host of other topics ranging from Medicare-for-All, free college education, and tax breaks for the middle and lower classes.
3rd Democratic Debate
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Bernie Sanders The View Interview
Bernie Sanders sat down with the ladies of "The View" to discuss his Presidential campaign and where he thinks the race is at a few months before Iowa voters head to their caucus sites. Sanders got in a heated disagreement with Meghan McCain after she challenged him to name a Republican Senator that he can work with and he responded that he used to love working with her late father and still enjoys a working relationship with retiring Senator Johnny Isaacson. When she retorted that "they're dead" he reminded her that "Johnny is not dead."
Bernie Sanders Town Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire
Bernie Sanders hosted a town hall and ice cream social at Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire. Sanders took questions from the audience and stuck with his bread and butter issues of expanding social services for the entire country and making the tax system more fair for the common person.
Bernie Sanders Town Hall in Claremont, New Hampshire
Bernie Sanders participated in a town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire where he discussed his plans to pass universal health care, cancel student debt, and raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Sanders angrily asked how "[H]ow in God's name does anybody live on seven and a quarter, or eight, or nine, or 10 bucks an hour, can't be done." He also dared Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to put his legislation requiring a $15 minimum wage on the Senate floor, predicting it would overwhelmingly pass if he did.
Bernie Sanders Killer Mike Interview
Bernie Sanders sat down with rapper Killer Mike in Atlanta to talk about his 2020 presidential candidacy, racial injustice, health care, student debt, and white supremacy, to name a few. Sanders was highly critical of Donald Trump, saying "It's not just Trump and his policies. It's what he thinks, because he thinks human life is -- you rob, you steal, you cheat, you step on people -- and you make a billion dollars. You're talking about a very, very different subset, right? We don't have to step over people sleeping on the sidewalk, our kids going to college education, that is what we are showing them."
Bernie Sanders Hill.TV Interview
Bernie Sanders sat down with Krystal Ball of Hill.TV for an interview to discuss his 2020 Presidential campaign. Sanders touched on a wide range of topics. In the international relations front, Sanders surprisingly said that China has done more than "any other country in the world" in addressing extreme poverty while still criticizing them for moving in an ever increasingly authoritarian direction. Sanders also went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for running a "do nothing body" that is more beholden to big business than doing the work of the people who elected them.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Louisville, Kentucky
Senator Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in downtown Louisville, Kentucky before a crowd of over 2,000 people. Sanders went directly after home their home state U.S. Senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and chastised him for siding with "wealthy contributors" over "the working people in Kentucky and America." He also spoke about his plan to raise the minimum wage and propping up union membership in both the Federal and private sectors.
Bernie Sanders Four Directions Native American Forum
Bernie Sanders participated in a forum hosted by the Native American group "Four Directions" where he spoke about the shameful way the United States treated the Native Americans throughout our history and promised that if he were elected President he would work to "protect their treaties and sovereign rights, and improve the quality of life for Native communities."
Bernie Sanders Iowa State Fair Speech
Bernie Sanders delivered a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair's "Political Soapbox" where he began his speech by thanking Iowans for their role in helping catapult his long shot 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton and expressing hope that they do so again in 2020. He then quickly pivoted to talking about his bread and butter issues like workers rights, increasing the minimum wage, and instituting a single-payer healthcare system. He also spent much of his speech pillorying Donald Trump and his divisive Presidency.
Bernie Sanders Face the Nation Interview
Bernie Sanders sat down for an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS's "Face the Nation" to discuss his 2020 Presidential bid. Sanders spent much of the interview discussing recent mass shootings in the United States and his desire to enact legislation that will make it harder for people to get their hands on weapons that can kill dozens of people in seconds. Sanders also accused Donald Trump of creating a "climate of hate," but admitted that he doesn't believe Trump wants "to see people mowed down."
2nd Democratic Debate (1/2)
Night one of the second Democratic debate in Detroit featured two popular progressive candidates speaking the most, Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren, engaging in debates with more moderate candidates on topics including health care, immigration reform & college education. Tim Ryan and John Delaney were the most outspoken in support of more moderate positions providing a contrast while Pete Buttigieg with the 3rd most speaking time focused his criticism on Republicans. Steve Bullock made his first appearance and also defended more moderate positions.
Bernie Sanders Washington Post Live Interview
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sat down with Robert Costa of The Washington Post to discuss his 2020 Presidential campaign. Senator Sanders was asked about an array of his policy proposals, what is different about his campaign compared to 2016, and why he feels he is uniquely qualified to challenge Donald Trump in the general election.
Bernie Sanders LULAC Town Hall
The League of United Latin American Citizens hosted a town hall that featured four Democrats vying for the 2020 Presidential nomination. The four candidates were Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro and former Texas Rep. Beto O' Rourke.
Bernie Sanders Good Morning America Interview
Senator Bernie Sanders sat down for an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" to discuss his 2020 candidacy for President and the various proposals he has put forward. During the interview, Sen. Sanders took issue with those in the media who question his "likability" and said that he thinks the media "goes overboard on that and does not pay enough attention to what you are trying to do to transform the country."
1st Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the second ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. The debate featured much more spirited discussion between the candidates than the first evening, with Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, and Senator Harris engaging each other directly on a number of hot button issues like universal healthcare, racism, and immigration reform. One exchange in particular stood out when Senator Harris criticized Vice President Biden over his remarks praising former segregationist Southern Senators. Biden pushed back by saying Harris mischaracterized his words and insisted he did not praise racists.
Bernie Sanders Post Debate Interview
2020 Presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and then a panel of reporters, fielding questions directly after his first performance in the first Democratic debate. Sanders spoke about the debate in general and specifically about candidate Eric Swalwell's comments of 'passing the torch'.
Bernie Sanders Town Hall at Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall event at Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Sanders spent the time answering questions from the crowd on issues ranging from the wealth gap to his proposals to tax the wealthy more and to provide free college and healthcare to all Americans.
Bernie Sanders Al Sharpton Interview
Al Sharpton sat down with, 2020 democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, just moments after the presidential hopeful gave a speech at the South Carolina Democratic Convention. Senator Sanders covered the issue of racial disparities in income in the United States, as well as police brutality.
Bernie Sanders Post South Carolina Democratic Convention Interview
Senator Bernie Sanders took some time for an impromptu interview with MSNBC, following his speech at the South Carolina Democratic Convention. During the interview, he reacted to President Donald Trump's announced delay of mass immigration raids.
Bernie Sanders Velshi & Rule Interview
Vermont Senator and 2020 contender, Senator Bernie Sanders talked with Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi. He shared his stance on escalations with Iran that were occurring at the time. He also commented on how Russia is reacted, as well as told the hosts that "a war with Iran would be an absolute disaster."
Bernie Sanders Fox News Sunday Interview
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders sat down for an interview with Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday' to discuss his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 and to take his case for a "political revolution" to an audience that largely supports President Donald Trump. Sanders spent much of the interview talking about his grievances with the "1 percent" who have done exceptionally well while many in the lower classes have struggled to get by.
Bernie Sanders George Washington University Speech
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, delivered a speech at George Washington University. In it, he defended his stance on democratic socialism, and called for a "21st Century Bill of Rights," He criticized President Trump, as well as invoked the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally In Dubuque, Iowa
2020 Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa. He talked to the ralliers about the central platform of his campaign, which he called a grassroots movement to take back America's democracy from the on percent.
Bernie Sanders Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gave a speech at the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He distanced himself from his opponents who took more of a centrist approach to their campaigns. He told the crowd “The American people want change — they want real change, and we have got to provide that change.”
Bernie Sanders Town Hall in Marshalltown, Iowa
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at a town hall meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa as part of his campaign to run for the Democratic nomination to become the President of the United States in 2020. Bernie took several questions from the audience and allowed them to voice their opinions, life stories and concerns about the current way government runs and how best to fix it.
Bernie Sanders Town Hall in Waterloo, Iowa
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at a town hall meeting in Waterloo, Iowa about his bid for the 2020 presidential campaign on the Democratic ticket. He focused on talking about issues about working people in Iowa and in the country in general, as well his vision to build a government that works for all the people, not just a select few.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally In San Jose, California
2020 presidential hopeful, Senator. Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in San Jose, California. In his speech, Senator Sanders touched on how he wanted to transform the country, and create an economy that and a government that works for every citizen of the United State, and not just the super rich.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in Pasadena, California
Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful, held a campaign rally in Pasadena, California. He talked about the American economy and the need for a government that works for all Americans, not just the wealth.,
Bernie Sanders Rally Reno, Nevada
2020 presidential hopeful, Senator. Bernie Sanders is returned to Reno, Nevada, to hold a campaign rally for his democratic presidential campaign. In his speech, he touched on his fight for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. He also continued to talk about his campaign platform, by saying that he would defeat Trump and transform the country.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally Las Vegas, Nevada
2020 presidential hopeful, Senator. Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally for his democratic presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada. In his speech, he spoke heavily about immigration reform in the United States. He talked about how all Americans came from different origins, and that each group had contributed greatly to the growth and prosperity of America.
Bernie Sanders Meet The Press Interview
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave an exclusive interview with Meet the Press. Senator Sanders talked with Chuck Todd about the platform of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. In it he said "We're Going To Try To Transform The United States Of America."
Bernie Sanders Velshi & Ruhle Interview
Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi of MSNBC's 'Velshi & Ruhle' interviewed Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders remotely, to discuss his legislation proposal on capping the amount of interest credit cards and payday loans can charge. They also discussed the idea of allowing a majority of Americans to do most of their banking at post offices.
Bernie Sanders CNN Town Hall in Manchester, New Hampshire
2020 Democratic candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders participated in a CNN hosted town hall meeting at Saint Anslem College in Manchester, New Hampshire, along with four other presidential hopefuls. The event was co-hosted by Harvard's Institute of Politics. Sanders answered questions from moderator Chris Cuomo as well as from many of the Harvard college students in attendance.
Bernie Sanders Fox News Town Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senator Bernie Sanders participated in a Fox News hosted town hall meeting with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to discuss his 2020 presidential campaign. Sanders answered questions from the moderators and audience about his tax returns, his views on democratic socialism, healthcare and the Democratic Party in general.
Bernie Sanders' Interview with Face the Nation
Senator Bernie Sanders of I-Vermont, was interviewed by moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his 2020 campaign for president. He touched on the need to fundamentally change the culture of the nation, and to create environments where women feel comfortable and safe. He said this in the wake of accusations made against former vice president Joe Biden of inappropriate touching. He also discussed his platform issues such as the end of Obama Care.
Bernie Sanders Seth Meyers Interview
Senator Bernie Sanders told Seth Meyers why Americans will vote for left-wing politics, and that he didn't think his ideas would drive American voters to President Donald Trump. He also talked about his efforts to create a more diverse coalition in his campaign.
Bernie Sanders The View Interview
Vermont senator, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, had a chat with the hostesses of The View. He compared his 2016 campaign to that of his 2020 campaign. He also talked about how he would run his new campaign differently.
Bernie Sanders CNN Town Hall in Washington D.C.
Presidential candidate, and Senator, Bernie Sanders explained during a CNN town hall programs he'd like to implement if he were elected president. Programs of which were criticized by President Trump as being socialism. He touched on why he thought Democratic socialism is preferable to capitalism.
Bernie Sanders Interview With Chris Hayes
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down for an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes where he discussed his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. Sanders said he believes the issues he campaigned on in 2016 are now part of the Democratic mainstream and that he is the right candidate to take on President Trump in the general election.
Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Announcement
Senator Bernie Sanders of I-Vermont announced his campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election. Sanders laid out his reasons for running for president, calling for a grass roots effort to unite together to defeat Donald Trump and enact his agenda of serving all the people, not just the wealthy few.