The 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act “no longer makes any sense in our digital world,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. His bill addresses such topics as location data.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch and Gov. Phil Scott applauded the failure of Republican-led efforts to dismantle Obamacare.
Sanders dismissed Republican effort to force a vote on single payer as a “sham.”
Senate Republicans are struggling to secure support in the 52-member caucus to amend the House bill.
Political leaders and advocates condemned it. Norwich University didn’t comment directly on the president’s decision, but the military school said its own nondiscrimination policy won’t change.
Vermont’s delegation voiced strong opposition to a motion that passed Tuesday to open debate on a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Youth Catalytics, based in Charlotte, stands to lose out on nearly $2.26 million over the next four years after the Trump administration ended funding to similar programs across the country.
The House Budget Committee plan would make significant cuts to domestic non-defense programs that he said would have a big impact in Vermont, while increasing defense spending.
“I believe that was progress in offering farmers a safety net,” said Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts on dairy provisions in a U.S. Senate agriculture spending bill.
In 2015, 7.4 percent of Vermonters between the ages of 18 and 24 weren’t working or in school.
It appears to have lost more Senate backers than it can afford. Repeal “makes for a great sound bite if you don’t actually have to do anything,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said. Bernie Sanders promised his own plan.
Senate incumbents in contested races in other states have war chests of $3 million to $5 million. Sanders has not had a viable rival since 2006.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved $40 million for the national center, the same level as the current year. The Trump administration had requested $19.7 million.
The latest Republican health care reform effort in Congress includes more money for opiate abuse treatment, but Vermont health care leaders still don’t like it.