“We are proud that the State of Vermont and the City of Rutland are welcoming civilian refugees who have fled the relentless violence in Syria, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs.
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The deadline for dairy farmers to enroll in a new price protection program has been extended to Dec. 19.
The Margin Protection Program is a voluntary insurance program that enables dairy farmers to protect themselves when prices fall.
Supporters of a sales tax on all Internet retailers are hopeful that Congress will consider their bill in the next two weeks. It's estimated that the tax will bring an additional $25 million in revenue to the state of Vermont.
Most lawmakers appear content to let President Barack Obama set his own course battling the Islamic State, but a growing number are warning America could slip into a major new war by accident if Congress doesn’t act.
As Congress wrestles with its role in authorizing the president to use military force overseas, a quick look through the archives reveals that the White House has plenty of other active military authorizations to choose from -- some dating back to the 1700s.
Congressman Peter Welchhas voted against legislation that would authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Keystone pipeline issue came before the U.S. House on Friday and was approved by a vote of 252 to 161.
A top House Democrat is calling for the $5.6 billion funding request for the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to be separate from a vote on the next government spending bill.