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.
The presumptive next House speaker plans a deliberative process for legislation and budgeting, suggesting many committees haven’t looked hard enough at the effectiveness of agencies and programs.
The departing governor said he has appointed 44 percent of the judges now serving in Vermont courthouses.
The incoming governor will keep on several members of Shumlin’s administration.
More than $18.3 million in total was raised for all Vermont races, an unprecedented amount for an election year in the Green Mountain State.