Among the hordes of D.C. marchers on Saturday were hundreds of Vermonters who traveled by air, land and rail in their pilgrimages to the national’s capital.
A contingent of Vermont Republicans descended on the nation’s capital for the swearing in of Donald J. Trump as president.
Vermont’s senior senator has asked Trump’s pick for attorney general to answer 37 written follow-up questions before Leahy decides whether he will support the nomination.
Price has proposed draconian cuts to entitlement programs, including reductions over a 10-year period of $449 billion to Medicaid and more than $1 trillion to Medicare.
All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation will attend Trump’s inauguration Friday. Hundreds of Vermonters are expected to protest on Saturday.
Vermont is one step closer to reviving Amtrak train service between Burlington and Montreal.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., accused Republicans of unfairly attacking the law without offering a comprehensive replacement plan.
“On behalf of elderly people who cannot afford prescription drugs I vote no,” said Bernie Sanders, joined by Patrick Leahy. Sanders also offered an amendment letting the government negotiate drug prices, but it failed.
Sen. Patrick Leahy and members of the Black Congressional Caucus say the nominee for Attorney General has blocked laws that would have improved the lot of women and African Americans.
The Vermonter pushed the would-be attorney general to vow to uphold key rights laws he had not supported as an Alabama senator, including two Leahy sponsored.
As senators, Leahy and nominee Jeff Sessions have sparred for years over civil rights issues.
Sanders opposes repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Leahy is calling for an investigation into Russian hacking; and Welch is pressing for a probe into Trump’s business conflicts.
Sanders visited LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Tuesday to help unveil Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free public college education program.
The commission would produce a report in 18 months detailing facts about the alleged hacking and recommendations on how to best prevent future meddling in American elections.