Members of Vermont’s congressional delegation don’t like the budget deal
that helped to avert a government shutdown. Congressman
Peter Welch says he will vote against the plan because the cuts target programs
important to Vermont. And Senator
Bernie Sanders describes the agreement as "Robin Hood in reverse."
Congressman Peter Welch offers his solutions for ending the budget stalemate in Washington. Plus, VPR’s John Dillon provides analysis of the week’s news. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
Governor Peter Shumlin says budget cuts under consideration in Congress would
slash programs that keep Vermonters warm and healthy. Shumlin
travels to Washington this week for a meeting of the national Governors Association,
and he says he’ll encourage fellow governors to resist the proposed cuts.
Representative Peter Welch discusses dairy pricing, the political climate in Washington and other issues. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy talks about the explosive events in Egypt. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.