Donald Trump

Tom Evslin: The ship of state is taking on water

I’m afraid that America is currently a rocking boat.

Gorsuch declares independence from political pressure

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday that the interests promoting Neil Gorsuch’s nomination have an agenda. “They’re confident you share their agenda,” he told the nominee.

Cultural leaders decry Trump’s proposed budget cuts

Vermont organizations estimate that last year they received a total of around $4.7 million from federal agencies that are slated for cuts.

Leahy Slams President Trump for Rolling Back EPA Auto Fuel Economy Standards

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 15, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, On President Trump’s Announced Rollback Of EPA Fuel Economy Standards “This is another giant step backward in President Trump’s race to the bottom, environmentally and economically. After President Obama’s actions saved the American […]

Windham County lawmakers fear effects of federal budget

At a meeting Monday in Brattleboro, legislators discussed drastic impacts on health care, education and transportation if the president’s proposed budget is enacted.

Jules Rabin: Donald Trump, stand-up, Tummler and Golem

On his TV shows, Trump — bulky, belligerent, autocratic and supremely self-convinced — found in himself a natural gift for stirring up and receiving a form of mass adulation.

Charlotte sends letter to Welch calling for Trump impeachment investigation

The Vermont congressman said that while he is opposed to many of the president’s policies, impeachment proceedings are not a practical option at this point, with a Republican-dominated House.

Trump budget cuts would gut federal funds to Vermont

The president’s plan eliminates many federal programs and shifts the financial and regulatory burden of government on to the states. Read VTDigger’s complete analysis of how the budget would impact Vermont.

Sanders rails against Trump, GOP in Springfield

Many Trump supporters, according to Sanders, are working class people who don’t believe in tax breaks for billionaires, or support cuts to Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare.

Ashe readies for special session in response to Trump cuts

He has asked senators to pencil in time in October. That would be shortly after the federal budget goes into effect, possibly with major cuts in funding for Vermont.

Feds pick up unauthorized immigrants arriving at state courts

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has detained at least two people for deportation who were on their way to legal proceedings involving state charges.

Sanders Statement on Trump’s Budget

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders March 16, 2017 Contact: Sanders Press Office [email protected] WASHINGTON, March 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after President Donald Trump released his budget: “President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy. It will cause devastating pain to the very people Trump promised […]

Advocates win attention, but no vote yet, for tax return bill

A key committee chair was inundated with postcards advocating that presidential candidates be forced to release the documents. But time is likely to run out for the bill this year.

Officials give reassurances about validity of immigration bill

Some questioned whether the bill contradicted a letter from the state attorney general’s office issued as towns prepared to consider limiting local involvement in immigration enforcement.