U.S. Rep. Becca Balint and U.S. Sen. Peter Welch, both Vermont Democrats elected in November, received donations from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, who has since been charged with campaign finance fraud and other crimes.
Once considered a rising Republican star, Parent opted not to seek reelection this past fall, and is now working for Leonine Public Affairs.
Those who have followed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political career over the course of more than four decades are familiar with his progressive views. Now, as the new chair of the Senate’s influential Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he holds unprecedented power to make good on his promises.
Legislators are considering two wide-ranging bills that seek to protect abortion access in Vermont. The bills’ size and scope “speaks to the urgency” of the national abortion legal landscape post-Roe, proponents say.
This week’s hearings mark the Legislature’s first major deliberations over abortion-related policy since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned landmark Roe v. Wade case precedent last summer, eliminating the federal right to an abortion.
At a soiree at Caledonia Spirits, guests were offered “a great opportunity to casually connect” with Vermont state senators, for the modest price of $50 to $1,000.
Donnally said in October that serving in the Legislature has been “brutally difficult” for her financially and personally, particularly as a queer person.
Vermont’s first-term senator will serve on multiple high-profile committees, while its first-term representative has secured her “dream” seat.
In exquisite emails, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei warns lawmakers and staffers of incoming severe weather.
U.S. House Republicans are holding up a must-pass vote to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling. Vermont’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Becca Balint called the fight a high-stakes “game of chicken.”