Senator Bernard Sanders

DETAILS: Senator Bernard Sanders
(1941 - ) Vermont
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Subcommittee on National Parks
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
  • Subcommittee on Children and Families
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • VT Senate
    (2007- present)
  • VT - 0 House
    (1991- 2007)
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ISSUES: Senator Bernard Sanders

NEUTRAL

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 3 months ago
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  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 1 month ago
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DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


NEUTRAL

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


NEUTRAL

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted to impeach President Trump on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the Senate acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.
  • H.RES.755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • The Senate adjudges that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second Article of Impeachment by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 53. Record Vote Number: 34., 2 months ago
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  • S.RES.488 A resolution to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.
  • Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 32. (text: CR S769), 2 months ago
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DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • National Assn of Letter Carriers
    • $10k
    • Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO
    • $8.5k
    • National Education Assn
    • $5k
    • American Federation of Teachers
    • $5k
    • American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
    • $5k
    • Laborers' International Union of North America
    • $4.5k
    • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
    • $4k
    • PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND, INC.
    • $3k
    • Communications Workers of America
    • $1.5k
Based on the January 2020 report , next report due July 2020
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