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Vt. Delegation Is Relieved By Supreme Court Decision
Thursday, 06/28/12
Vermont's Congressional delegation expressed relief at Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, hoping to now focus on the implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act without the cloud of legal uncertainty.
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Leahy, Welch Say Travel Helps Them Shape Policy
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's congressional delegation has been on the move lately, traveling to other parts of the world where America has interests. They say their travel helps them craft foreign policy back in Washington. 
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Leahy Applauds Defeat Of Blunt Amendment
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Jane Lindholm
Both of Vermont's senators voted against the controversial Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed health insurance plans and employers to refuse to pay for or provide coverage of "specific items or services" if their religious or moral beliefs conflicted.
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Delegation Split On Bill To Extend Payroll Tax Cuts
Friday, 02/17/12
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's Congressional delegation has split over a bill that extends the payroll tax cut for another 10 months. The bill passed on Friday afternoon and President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law in the next few days.
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Vt. Delegation Says FEMA Funds Are Not Enough
Friday, 09/23/11
By Ross Sneyd
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation find themselves in the center of the latest battle in Washington over federal spending for flood recovery and other disasters.
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Delegation Praises Obama Plan, Doubts Its Passage
Monday, 09/19/11
By Bob Kinzel
All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say President Obama's plan to reduce the federal deficit by $3 trillion over the next 10 years is a balanced approach to deal with a serious fiscal issue. But they question if it has a chance of being passed by Congress.
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Delegation Will Seek Path To Health Care Reform
Tuesday, 01/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's Congressional delegation is pledging to work together to make it easier for the Shumlin Administration to implement a single payer health care plan.
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