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Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders:
Citizens United: Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would have required corporations to disclose donations that exceed $10,000. The bill was a response to the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling. "These guys are not content to own the economy, to own the wealth of America, they now want to own lock, stock and barrel the political process as well," Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Current TV.
Gas Prices: Burlington-area gas dealers have used the state's environmental laws "to stifle competition" and stop Costco from opening a filling station at its Colchester site, the company asserted in a July 16 letter to Sen. Sanders. The Burlington Free Press also reported online that Sanders, a Senate energy committee member, will hold a field hearing on gas prices in Burlington.
Homeless Vets: Vermont's Congressional delegation says a group that runs a residence for homeless veterans in Bradford is getting a $1 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Worcester, Mass.,-based group Veterans Inc. will use the money to help serve 45 veteran families in Vermont, AP reported.
Heard on the Hill: "He has the most integrity of anyone I've ever met. That's really rare for a senator," Donna Bailey, co-director of the Addison County Parent/Child Center in Vermont, said of Sen. Sanders in Roll Call.
Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=D5C017AA-6008-476C-AA04-55B1B2452EB5
News July 18 – Newsroom: Bernie Sanders – U.S. Senator for Vermont
July 18, 2012. Senator Sanders. Citizens United Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would have required corporations to disclose donations that exceed $10000. The bill was a response to …
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