After being appointed to the Ethics Committee, Congressman Peter Welch decided to return some campaign dollars; Vermont has gotten kudos from the U.S. Senate for bringing health care into the digital age — and maintaining patients’ privacy;
Senator Patrick Leahy says he believes the nominee to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat from Illinois should take office; Congressman Peter Welch says some Vermont ideas could serve as national models on national health care and energy efficiency policies;
The delegation wants
the federal government to waive the state and local match requirement for
federally-funded transportation projects, in hopes of boosting the economy and
shoring up the state’s roads and bridges.
Congressman Welch was elected to his second term with 84 percent of the vote this week. He takes your phone calls on the new balance of power in Washington. Also, news analysis of statewide election results, and the voices of and reactions from election night in Vermont.
Congressman Peter Welch believes the framework for Barack Obama’s winning presidential campaign was built in Vermont by Howard Dean; the impact of a proposed southern Vermont wind development on black bears promises to be a major issue in the project’s approval process; more…