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Sanders says Trump is a ‘pathological liar’

Via Twitter, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pounced on President Donald Trump’s ongoing assault on the media. In a campaign style rally Saturday in Florida, Trump said “fake news” outlets are the “enemy of the people” and said he would not allow the media “get away with lying.” The president tweeted the message and pointed to […]

Special report: Think tank’s ties to Trump raise stakes for Vermont funding

The Heritage Foundation’s budget blueprint — if enacted — would devastate federal support for green energy, crime victim assistance, farms and more.

Scott ‘resistant’ to using Vermont National Guard for deportations

The governor says the state has an obligation to help refugees.

Leahy to Trump administration: Don’t destroy communications with Russian government

The Vermont senator has asked that Trump’s Attorney General recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation.

Teo Zagar: How can House Republicans stand with Trump on immigration?

Rep. Don Turner refuses to join tri-partisan leaders standing together to make it clear that Vermont will not allow our law enforcement officers to enforce Trump’s immigration policies.

Senators to Trump: Do Not Remove CFPB Director Cordray

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy February 16, 2017 Contact: Emily Hampsten (Durbin) (202) 228-5643 Kerry Arndt (Murray) (202) 224-2834 Miranda Margowsky (Stabenow) (202) 224-1154 Greg Vadala (Brown) (202) 224-6677 David Carle (Leahy) (202) 224-3693 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Assistant Democratic Leader Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Democratic Policy […]

On House Floor, Welch Demands an Investigation of Trump Ties to Russia

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch February 16, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Rep. Welch: ‘The enduring strength of our democracy is being tested’ WASHINGTON—Today on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) demanded a Congressional investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia. A full transcript of Welch’s […]

Brattleboro school protest targets U.S. education secretary

More than 100 Brattleboro Union High School students and staffers rallied Friday against the newly appointed Betsy DeVos.

Sanders: Investigate Trump Ties to Russia

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Feb. 15, 2017 Contact: Sanders Press Office [email protected] WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Wednesday asked the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate the relationship between President Donald Trump and the Russian government. “It is incumbent upon the Congress to take seriously its constitutional responsibilities. […]

David Russell: The realities behind Trump’s misdirection

The process is a deliberate form of misdirection, allowing the Trump lovers to watch the latest and best shiny new object while the real business of government is in process.

Scott, Quebec premier convene for talks on trade, immigration issues

State businesses sell $5 billion worth of goods in Quebec each year; the province is Vermont’s largest trading partner.

Deportations sow worry among farmers, immigrant workers

Recent enforcement actions underscore the vulnerability of the industry and many of its laborers. “To say people are nervous is an understatement,” says a consultant.

Leahy Statement on the Resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Feb. 14, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor is not the end of this story. I fear it is only the beginning. I have been deeply troubled for months about Russian manipulation of the 2016 presidential campaign and growing evidence of Russia’s […]

Vermonters take border diplomacy into their own hands

“Neighbors look after each other, and I really did feel like I treated my neighbor badly,” one resident said of the reason for his visit to a Canadian Muslim who was denied U.S. entry.