Congressman Peter Welch is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The panel recently gave its approval to a new health care reform plan. We talk with the Congressman about the reasons why he voted for it.
Patrick Leahy predicts Sonia Sotomayor will be quickly confirmed to the Supreme
Leahy says he won’t permit any "name-calling or histrionics" when the Senate
Judiciary Committee takes up Sotomayor’s nomination later today.
Senator Patrick Leahy says some critics of Supreme Court
nominee Sonia Sotomayor are trying to smear her character before the Senate’s
confirmation hearings. Leahy says he’s scheduled those hearings for mid-
July so the full Senate can vote on the nomination before the August congressional