Independent Senator, 1st Class Bernie Sanders introduce new bill S.99 in the Senate

New bill introduced: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the negotiation of lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries and the establishment and application of a formulary by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under Medicare part D, and for other purposes.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders from the state of VT, along with seven cosponsors, introduced bill S.99 on Jan 10, 2019.
There are currently no amendments. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Bernie Sanders Information

Bernie Sanders was born on a 1941 in Brooklyn.
Bernie Sanders has held a number of positions, including United States senator, United States representative and Mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Work in Congress

  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the Senate 116th congress. He voted along party lines 100 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 0% of the votes, sponsored 3 bills , cosponsored 7 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the Senate 115th congress. He voted along party lines 79.62 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 2.5% of the votes, sponsored 31 bills , cosponsored 316 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the Senate 114th congress. He voted along party lines 89.14 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Committee on the Budget. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 28.49% of the votes, sponsored 30 bills , cosponsored 188 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the Senate 113th congress. He voted along party lines 94.95 percent of the time. He served on the Joint Economic Committee, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Environment and Public Works. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 6.54% of the votes, sponsored 69 bills , cosponsored 197 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the Senate 112th congress. He voted along party lines 90.02 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 3.29% of the votes, sponsored 30 bills , cosponsored 297 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the Senate 111th congress. He voted along party lines 93.56 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 1.33% of the votes, sponsored 37 bills , cosponsored 309 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 1st Class for VT from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 in the Senate 110th congress. He voted along party lines 93.7 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 0.91% of the votes, sponsored 27 bills , cosponsored 433 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 2005 to Jan 2007 in the House 109th congress. He voted along party lines 94.58 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 4.28% of the votes, sponsored 21 bills , cosponsored 600 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 2003 to Jan 2005 in the House 108th congress. He voted along party lines 91.84 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 5.65% of the votes, sponsored 17 bills , cosponsored 538 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 2001 to Jan 2003 in the House 107th congress. He voted along party lines 90.83 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 5.82% of the votes, sponsored 24 bills , cosponsored 563 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 1999 to Jan 2001 in the House 106th congress. He voted along party lines 89.55 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 3.87% of the votes, sponsored 18 bills , cosponsored 472 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 1997 to Jan 1999 in the House 105th congress. He voted along party lines 87.03 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 3.2% of the votes, sponsored 26 bills , cosponsored 372 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 1995 to Jan 1997 in the House 104th congress. He voted along party lines 87.15 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 2.46% of the votes, sponsored 30 bills , cosponsored 238 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 1993 to Jan 1995 in the House 103rd congress. He voted along party lines 85.75 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 4.9% of the votes, sponsored 15 bills , cosponsored 450 bills.
  • Served as Representative for VT (district At-Large) from Jan 1991 to Jan 1993 in the House 102nd congress. He voted along party lines 82.13 percent of the time. During this period Bernie Sanders missed 7.51% of the votes .
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