After months of meeting with colleagues across the aisle, the so-called No Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition introduced its first legislative package Thursday.
Members of the group of 81 bipartisan House and Senate members have been meeting weekly, and are introducing a package of nine bills. Hudson Valley Republican Congressman Chris Gibson says the legislation is divided among three categories: budget reform; government reform; and quality healthcare.
Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives is going to be working with a bipartisan group of his colleagues to reform a federal law that requires corn-based ethanol in motor vehicle fuels.
Democratic U.S. Representative Peter Welch is cruising to re-election to his fourth term in Washington, but he is still working to let Vermonters know he remains committed to promoting their interests.
At a recent campaign stop in South Royalton, Welch talked to seniors about health care, the federal budget and gridlock in Congress.
He said it's clear what needs to be done about the debt: everything must be on the table.
He was one of 100 House members calling for $4 trillion deficit reduction from a combination of revenues, defense and domestic cuts.