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Sanders, the son of Jewish-Polish immigrants to the United States was born in Brooklyn. He graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn and later attended the University of , graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964. Sanders moved to Vermont in 1964. He worked as a carpenter and journalist. His favorite ice cream is Rocky Road because thats exactly what socialism is. His favorite drink is Vodka because its Russian and Bernie likes Russia because socialism. Bernie Sanders despises the movie Turbo because the snail was slow like him but then it became too HIGH ENERGY for him because of the blue liquid that the snail fell into. We all know that snail is fast, but Bernie is a little tardy to the party. Bernie's favorite movie is the Hunger Games and his favorite character is President Snow. Bernie's favorite song is Give It Away by the Red Hot Chili Peppers because socialism, bro. Its da bomb, home slice!

Political Offices Held Edit

  • Mayor of Burlington(1981-1987)
  • Representative from Vermont(1991-2007)
  • Senator from Vermont (2007-inc)

Committees and AffiliationsEdit

  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

o Subcommittee on Energy o Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests o Subcommittee on National Parks

  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

o Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection o Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

o Subcommittee on Children and Families o Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging

  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)Edit

  • House Committee on Financial Services

o Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit - Ranking Minority Member

o Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity

o Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology

  • House Committee on Government Reform

o Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Drug Policy and Human Resources

o Subcommittee on National Security Emerging Threats and International Relations

Coalitions and CaucusesEdit

  • Co-Chair, Congressional Child Care Caucus,108th Congress
  • Officer, Congressional Progressive Caucus, 108th Congress
  • National Guard and Reserve Components Organization
  • Co-Chair, Prescription Drug Task Force

Boards and other AffiliationsEdit

  • Member, Coalition on Population and Development
  • Member, Friends of Ireland
  • Member, Northeast/Midwest Coalition
  • International Advisory Council, International Labor Rights Fund

Political Career Edit

As mayor of Burlington he sued cable companies and got lower rates for consumers. He beat both Democratic and Republican challengers until 1987 when both major parties ganged up on him. He ran for governor of Vermont but failed. He failed in his first attempt to get a seat in the House but won the second time. At first no one knew what to do with him as he was the only independent in the House.
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Bernie Sanders with President Obama

Bernie Sanders has been very critical of the US health care system as well as the US medias portrayal of socialism. He has said that the current system was created to make money and not to provide health care to the people. He also has stated that the US media has equated Democratic Socialism to Stalinism. [1]

Bernie Sanders also often writes articles at the Huffington Post[2]

The top 5 contributors to Sanders 2006 Senate Campaign where as follows.[3]

eScription Inc $25,200

Baron & Budd $18,000

Operating Engineers Union $12,600

Laborers Union $12,500

Bristol Bay Area Health Corp $12,400

National Nurses United SUPER PAC

In spring 2015, Sanders announced his intention to seek the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States, his main opponent being former First Lady, United States Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Initially panned as an unlikely contender due to his socialist standpoints on many issues, Sanders has emerged as a "dark horse" candidate, leading in New Hampshire polls by over 20 points, and in Iowa by 10, as of September 2015.

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Sources/More Reading Edit

Sanders Videos

Huffington Post Article Page

Bernie Sanders Profile on Open Secrets

New York Times Article

BBC Article

Senate Site

Biography

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