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2011-05-10 09:30:00

"The Massachusetts Nurses Association today praised Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), for introducing the American Health Security Act." CANTON, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., EDT, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), will hold a joint news conference at the Senate Swamp to announce the introduction of the American Health Security Act of 2011 (the Act). (Logo:...

2010-07-29 10:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lent their support today to local elected leaders launching a national campaign to secure ongoing federal investment in local job-creating clean energy initiatives. The campaign launch comes one week after U.S. Senate leadership announced it doesn't have support to pass climate legislation this summer. "The Senate missed an opportunity to reduce our dependence on foreign energy and...

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2010-03-11 07:20:00

By 2030, solar power could meet as much as 10-percent of the need for electricity in America, claims a new report from a leading environmental advocacy group. The report, Building a Solar Future: Repowering America's Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy, was presented on March 9, 2010 by Washington, D.C. based Environment America and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. According to a press release from the group, the study "examines a wide variety of solar technologies and tools,...

2009-05-21 14:31:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) for voting to approve legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. Senator Sanders voted in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions...

2009-02-12 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chairmen of both the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees have today re-introduced bills designed to streamline the funding of Department of Veterans Affairs health care programs and initiatives. At an afternoon press conference, Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka (D-HI) and Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA) announced the advancement of identical bills entitled the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009. Among the...

2008-10-02 21:00:02

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Charles Babington WASHINGTON - After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where Republicans opposition softened. Senators loaded the economic rescue bill with tax breaks and other sweeteners before passing it by a wide margin, 74-25, a month before the presidential and congressional elections. In the House, leaders were...

2008-10-02 09:00:03

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Charles Babington Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In a historic vote, the Senate approved a massive $700 billion rescue plan for the nation's finance system Wednesday night but only after tacking on another $110 billion in tax breaks to lure votes from both parties. A strong bipartisan majority rallied behind the controversial Wall Street bailout package, passing it by 74-25. Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett both voted for the legislation. In the...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

By JONATHAN P BAIRD Earlier this year, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders e-mailed constituents and asked them to tell him what was going on in their lives economically. He was shocked by how many people responded - more than 700 in the first week. A single mother described a winter of living without heat. Someone gave her a wood stove, but she ran out of wood in February. She burned dining room furniture so that she and her 9-year-old son could stay warm. She had draped a blanket from the...

2008-07-31 15:00:48

By Rachael Van Horn, The Woodward News, Okla. Jul. 31--Sixteen votes is all that's keeping Mike Sanders from preparing for the Nov. 4 general election. Sixteen votes is giving Chris Cameron a second chance to earn the Republican nomination in House District 59. Sanders and Cameron will meet in a runoff election on Aug. 26 after Tuesday's primary failed to produce a clear winner. According to State Election Board officials, Sanders recveived 1,888 votes on Tuesday to 1,332 for Cameron...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

By Casey Seiler, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. Jun. 22--If you've seen the trailer for the upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight," you might have noticed something familiar about one of the actors being roughed up by the Joker's thugs at a high-society gala. If you thought the frightened man in the tuxedo looked like the chairman of the U.S. Senate judiciary committee, go buy yourself a $7 bucket of popcorn. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a diehard Batman fan, previously appeared as another...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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