U.S. Congress http://wamc.org en Continued Lack of Congressional Action On Farm Bill Raising Concerns http://wamc.org/post/continued-lack-congressional-action-farm-bill-raising-concerns <p></p><p></p><p>The Farm Bill sets the nation’s food, nutrition and agriculture policy agenda. It’s generally a five-year bill. The overdue legislation that is being negotiated in Congress expired in 2012 and its provisions have been retained through continuing resolutions.&nbsp; The new Farm Bill was expected to receive a final vote shortly after Congress returned to session, but negotiations have stalled. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81864 at http://wamc.org Continued Lack of Congressional Action On Farm Bill Raising Concerns Senator Leahy Discusses Legislative Priorities http://wamc.org/post/senator-leahy-discusses-legislative-priorities <p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with reporters from Vermont and the region in his Burlington office Friday morning to talk about his Congressional priorities. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81173 at http://wamc.org Senator Leahy Discusses Legislative Priorities Welch Leads Call For Clean Debt Ceiling http://wamc.org/post/welch-leads-call-clean-debt-ceiling <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Congressman Peter Welch joined with 186 of his Democratic colleagues in the House this week to send a letter he authored to the president urging support for passage of a clean debt limit. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the Democrat about his efforts to keep the country from defaulting. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74468 at http://wamc.org Welch Leads Call For Clean Debt Ceiling Steve Cowan & Ivette Alfonso - 'PRICELE$$' http://wamc.org/post/steve-cowan-ivette-alfonso-pricele <p>This year&rsquo;s U.S. presidential and congressional contests are expected to be the most expensive elections in the nation&rsquo;s history. Despite the still struggling economy, millions of dollars are being poured into campaign war-chests and the accounts of political action committees, leaving many wondering, &ldquo;Where does the money come from?&rdquo;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:00:00 +0000 38184 at http://wamc.org