Rep. Welch is joined by Vermont healthcare leaders, including Fletcher Allen CEO Dr. John Brumsted and OneCare CEO Todd Moore, in making an important announcement regarding coordinated care for seniors in Medicare.
Rep. Welch is joined by UVM President Tom Sullivan, VSAC President and CEO Scott Giles, and recent college graduates to discuss legislation to reduce the cost of college loans.
Conversation on Race Now - Interracial Love...Living the Difference: Reflections on Our Memories 09/03/2014
Hosts Vivian Mason and Susan Linskey kick-off their every other month show on issues about race with a conversation with Donna Day.
Conversation on Race Now - Interracial Love...Living the Difference: Interracial Love...Living the Difference 08/29/2014
Hosts Vivian Mason and Susan Linskey speak with 2 interracial couples on their perspectives on race. Ali Djieng and Angela Djieng are joined by Dr. Denise Dunbar.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits Vermont to announce significant funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on Vermont farms.
Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and one of the architects of the recently enacted Farm Bill, which includes a variety of land conservation and water quality initiatives. Vilsack on Thursday will join Leahy and other Vermont leaders at ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on the waterfront in Burlington, for the announcement at 9 a.m.
Immediately following the announcement Vilsack hosts a national press availability by conference call from the Leahy Center to announce the rollout of the dairy margin insurance program that was created in the 2014 Farm Bill. That initiative was also led by Leahy in the Agriculture Committee’s work on the Farm Bill, in efforts joined by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch.
Senator Leahy, Mayor Weinberger and other officials took part in breaking ground for improvements to the area known as Waterfront North. Senator Leahy obtained $2.7 million for changes to the infrastructure on the Burlington Waterfront. Groundbreaking was held near the site for the new skate park, just north of the Moran building and the sailing center’s outdoor boat storage.
Senator Leahy discusses the benefits consumers will soon see under his legislation, The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which cleared Congress Friday and within days will reach the President’s desk. Leahy’s bill allows consumers to “unlock” their used cell phones to connect to their preferred wireless networks, and makes it easier for organizations such as WHBW to expand programs to help domestic violence victims -- for instance by providing them with used cell phones on which they can summon 9-1-1 emergency help. Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling also in attendance.
NOTE: Leahy at this news conference offers his first scheduled general comments on his breakthrough in negotiations over his USA FREEDOM Act, to end NSA’s dragnet collection of Americans’ electronic communications.