Republican Senator Judd Gregg says he recognizes some of the concerns about
past actions by newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, but it’s
clear to him that Geithner has the qualifications and experience for the job.
Sen. Bernie Sanders says the United States is headed for a depression unless Congress acts now on an economic stimulus package; far fewer businesses were started in Vermont last year … and the number that folded began to rise; more…
Part of the text reads that Bush’s two terms in office were "marked
by a series of catastrophic events,” including “the attacks
on September 11, 2001, that led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Sanders objected to the description that the terrorist attacks had anything to do with Iraq.
The delegation wants
the federal government to waive the state and local match requirement for
federally-funded transportation projects, in hopes of boosting the economy and
shoring up the state’s roads and bridges.