Hundreds of Vermonters traveled by bus, train and rail to the nation’s capitol for the Saturday march. A UVM bus to the march sold out in under 10 minutes.
The senator’s bill would prevent large pharmaceutical companies from certain practices that hamper the development of generic, lower-cost drugs.
The senator invoked Watergate in noting that the deputy attorney general nominee “will be in charge of an active criminal investigation into a sitting president’s campaign and administration.”
He has 23 co-sponsors this time, compared with five when he offered a similar bill in 2015. The legislation would gradually bump the wage to $15.
Boos erupted periodically throughout the nationwide tour at the mention of the Democratic Party or Chairman Tom Perez.
He hasn’t said whether he is running again in 2018, and the Vermont Republican Party said fielding a challenger to the popular junior senator isn’t an immediate priority.
Farmers and members of the congressional delegation look to limit the damage when it comes to immigrant labor, federal grant funding, dairy price protections and more.
Programs that are at risk help states like Vermont cultivate an arts scene that would otherwise be limited to major cities, said one arts promoter who joined Rep. Peter Welch to discuss the issue.
The state chapter joined others in New England to demand documents that might shed light on the treatment of travelers under President Trump’s executive orders.
The online pollster gave Republican Gov. Phil Scott Scott a 68 percent rating among Vermonters.
A bipartisan coalition in Congress, including Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is hoping to persuade budget writers not to cut funding to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP. The group of 164 lawmakers includes Reps. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., who is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The […]
Vermont’s three D.C. representatives stopped short of applauding Trump’s military actions, but projected a sense of understanding for their justification. There was, however, an urging of restraint and caution by the president from the delegation.
Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., both joined the filibuster of Gorsuch.
The move — described in doomsday terms as “the nuclear option” — ended the formal Senate debate over Gorsuch, snuffing out the Democrats’ ability to delay the nomination vote by filibuster. A full floor vote on Gorsuch nomination is scheduled for Friday.