Bernie Sanders | U.S. Senator [I-VT]
Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 Iowa Democrats Hall of Fame Celebration.By: Lorie Shaull
Bernie Sanders Contact & Bio Information
Born 09/08/1941 (Age 78)
Phone Number: 202-224-5141
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
Chris Hayes interviews Bernie Sanders from Washington DC about the COVID-19 economic stimulus package set to pass in Congress. Sanders argues Republicans are trying to give too much money to big businesses without any checks on how they spend it and that Congress has to act quickly and boldly to combat potential unemployment numbers that could reach 20-30% in the coming months.
Feb 19 2020
Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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South Carolina Democratic Convention
May 29 2019
Las Vegas, NV
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The 11th Democratic Debate was supposed to be held at the Arizona Federal Theatre, also known as the Comerica Theatre, in Phoenix , Arizona, but was moved to CNN studios in Washington, D.C. due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the nation. After ten debates with a multitude of candidates, this was the first head-to-head debate of the primary season, featuring the last two major candidates remaining - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The two candidates spent over two hours debating with a large portion of the debate focused on the epidemic that has brought the economy to the brink and shut down large swaths of American society.
The 10th Democratic Debate will be held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. CBS News is hosting the debate along with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. It is being held days after the Nevada caucuses and days before the South Carolina Democratic primary.
The 9th Democratic Debate was held at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBC News and MSNBC hosted the debate along with The Nevada Independent. It was the smallest debate stage in the 2020 election cycle and the first debate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg participated in. His Democratic rivals wasted no time harshly criticizing his record on a number of issues and questioning his motives for entering the race. Bloomberg appeared caught off guard at some moments, but forcefully pushed back at others. Another memorable moment is when Sen. Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg had an impassioned debate over courting minority voters.
The 8th Democratic debate co-hosted by ABC and television station WMUR was held at St Anselm College, outside of Manchester, NH. The candidates surprisingly struck a less hostile tone than prior debates and there were even some moments of levity when Bernie Sanders was asked about a criticism by Hillary Clinton about his likability in the Senate, hoping to get some moments of disagreement, but instead Joe Biden talked about his admiration for Sanders and gave him a hug. Not all moments were light though, with multiple candidates questioning Pete Buttigieg about his inability to break through with non-white voters and Biden sharply criticizing Sanders over gun control.
The 7th Democratic Debate co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates qualified for the debate in what was the smallest debate to date. The debate happened one day after Senator Warren accused Senator Sanders of privately telling her that a woman couldn't win the general election, an accusation Sanders vociferously denies. Another memorable element of the evening was Senator Klobuchar appearing to go on the attack against nearly everyone on the stage, especially the candidates she perceives as being too far left to win in a general election.
Bernie Sanders sat down with Late Show host Stephen Colbert for another interview about his Presidential campaign and where he sees the race weeks before the first caucuses and primaries are held. Sanders was asked what is different about this primary compared to 2016 and he said the biggest difference is his increased focus on global climate change. He was also asked about Trump's burgeoning conflict with Iran and Sanders responded that he would do everything he can to prevent war with Iran.
The 6th Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The seven candidates who qualified will share the same stage for a single-night of debate. It begins at 8:00PM Eastern and is slated to end at 10:30PM. This will be the last debate of 2019.
Bernie Sanders held a "Community Conversation" with an audience in Columbia, South Carolina where he discussed his candidacy for President in 2020. Sanders stuck to his bread and butter issues of income inequality, universal healthcare, and overhauling the tax code to work better for middle and lower-class Americans.
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Bernie Sanders spoke with NBC's Harry Smith on their recurring series called "What Matters" that focuses on the issues that matter to the average voter in the 2020 election. This interview focused on the opioid crisis that is ravaging large swaths of the United States, especially in manufacturing towns that have been hit hard by globalization and a changing world.
Bernie Sanders held a town hall in Las Vegas, Nevada that focused on immigration and his proposals to have a more compassionate and welcoming immigration policy compared to the current policy being conducted by the Trump Administration. Sanders to do "the exact opposite" of what Trump and his Administration is doing when it comes to immigration.
Bernie Sanders participated in a Veterans Day town hall Des Moines, Iowa where he fielded questions from veterans and senior citizens for ninety minutes. Sanders was asked about his proposals meant to help veterans and spent a lot of time explaining why he thought he was best suited to be the Democratic candidate in the 2020 election.
Bernie Sanders sat down with Pod Save the World co-hosts Tommy Vietor and Ben Rhodes at the 2019 J Street Conference where they discussed the Israel-Palestinian conflict and what Sanders thinks can be done to finally bring peace to that part of the world. Sanders proposed giving a portion of the billions of dollars in military aid we give to Israel to Gaza instead. Bernie claimed "it is a lot of money, and we cannot give it carte blanche to the Israeli government, or for that matter to any government at all. We have a right to demand respect for human rights and democracy.”
Bernie Sanders held his biggest campaign rally to date in at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, New York, which was also his first campaign rally since suffering a heart attack a month earlier. Bernie was joined by Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who used the occasion to officially endorse Sanders for President. Bernie touched on the major themes of his campaign, which are free public college, reforming the criminal justice system, addressing global climate change, and his Medicare-for-all proposal.
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.,
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.