Know Who Your Choices Are Part V – Bernie Sanders

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On April 30, 2015, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he was running for President of the United States of America. I have provided some keys points of his political career.

Age:       73

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY

Current Political Office: U.S. Senator for the State of Vermont

Political Party:    Democrat

Political History:

1971       –              Became a member of the Liberty Union Party

1981       –              Elected Mayor of Burlington, VT

1990       –              First Independent elected to the U.S. House of Representative in 40 years

1991       –              Co-Founded the Congress Progressive Caucus

2006       –              Elected as U.S. Senator for the State of Vermont

Committees:

Committee on the Budget

Committee on Veteran’s Affair

Committee on Environment and Public Works

Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy

Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Energy on National Parks

Subcommittee on Water and Power

Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension

Subcommittee on Children and Families

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging

Position:

  • Support income and wealth equality
  • Opposes the Trans – Pacific Partnership
  • Considers Global Warming a serious problem

References:

Voting History Link –

https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/27110/bernie-sanders

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/bernie_sanders.htm

Official Website

https://berniesanders.com/

General Information:

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/

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