Sanders Working To Filibuster Tax Deal

Senator Bernie Sanders is trying to put together an unusual coalition of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans to defeat a tax package backed by President Obama that includes tax cuts for the wealthy.

The Lame Duck Session Of Congress

Congressman Peter Welch discusses the issues the lame duck session of Congress will address. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy discusses a new study from the Pentagon regarding the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Policy. And, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.

Welch Urges Colleagues To Hold Their Ground On Tax Debate

The U.S. House voted today to extend the so called Bush income tax cuts, but only for families with incomes under $250,000 a year. Now, Congressman Peter Welch is urging Democratic leaders to hold their ground and not give in to Republican demands that the tax cuts be extended to the wealthy.

Welch May Oppose Obama On Tax Cut Issue

Congressman Peter Welch says he may find himself opposing President Obama over the so called Bush tax cuts. Obama is considering extending the cuts temporarily to everyone, but Welch says that’s a mistake.