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With a few exceptions, the national problem-solving dialogue on virtually every issue we face is a disgrace, and the insolvent national highway trust fund is a case in point.
Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that Congress will pass a bill this summer that will allow individual states to impose their sales tax on items purchased on the Internet.
Welch says the plan will help strengthen downtown businesses and will raise new revenue for many states.
Sometimes, members of Congress needs to be told to simply do their job. That's exactly what Peter Welch, D-Vt., did in a speech in the U.S. House chamber admonishing his colleague for their fix to the Highway Trust Fund.
Unless congress acts by the end of the month, the federal highway trust fund is going to run out of money. That means many of the road construction projects underway in Vermont will have to be called off. Congressman Peter Welch is calling for a long-term, sustainable solution.
Germany wins the "World Cup" for energy efficiency while the United States ranks 13th among 16 major economies — behind China, Canada and India, says an international scorecard Thursday.
Millions of Web surfers can rejoice: Congress wants to make sure you never pay taxes to connect to the Internet.
With the country in need of a financial plan to fix potholes and other crumbling infrastructure,The House of Representatives is trying to shore up the highway trust fund with nearly 11-billion dollars.