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

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

NEUTRAL

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

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FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

NEUTRAL

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>

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AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • $10k
    • Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO
    • $8.5k
    • American Federation of Teachers
    • $5k
    • American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
    • $5k
    • National Education Association
    • $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 July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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