US Senate, VT

Bernie Sanders


  • Original cosponsor of the Green New Deal resolution, which commits the United States to a ten-year mobilization to achieve domestic net-zero emissions by 2030
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 91% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Holding this seat in Vermont will help the environmental movement defend and expand its majority in the Senate and make it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Member of the Environment & Public Works and Energy & Natural Resources Committees


Bernie Sanders has represented Vermont in the U.S. Senate since 2007. He previously held the at-large Congressional seat in the state and was Mayor of Burlington. In the Senate, he has served on the Environment & Public Works and Energy & Natural Resources Committees, and has been a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Sanders introduced a number of bills to address this crisis, including the Climate Emergency Resolution, the Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program, the End Polluter Welfare Act, the Fracking Ban Act, the Residential Energy Savings Act, and the American Clean Energy Investment Act.

Additionally, Sanders is a proud original cosponsor of The Green New Deal resolution, which is a ten-year effort that outlines a transition to a zero-emissions transportation and energy sector, sustainable farms and ranches, a high-quality health care system, and stronger labor standards. Sanders has earned a 91% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. He has been an outspoken advocate for climate action during his career in government, helping lead the fight for a Green New Deal, an end to fossil fuel infrastructure and exports, and reductions in carbon pollution. Sanders is endorsed by NRDC Action Fund. 

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