Vermont’s Congressional delegation is pleased and relieved that
the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law, including
the mandate that all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine.
Members of Vermont’s congressional delegation don’t like the budget deal
that helped to avert a government shutdown. Congressman
Peter Welch says he will vote against the plan because the cuts target programs
important to Vermont. And Senator
Bernie Sanders describes the agreement as "Robin Hood in reverse."
Republican Scott Brown’s election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts has generated a lot of debate about the future of the
health care overhaul in Washington. VPR’s
Bob Kinzel talked to the members of Vermont’s congressional delegation about
how the legislation will be affected.