Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat
Vermont's sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy. Welch's decision comes a week after the 81-year-old Leahy's announcement that he will not seek reelection to the seat he first won in 1974. The 74-year-old Welch said the 2022 election will determine control of the Senate and, with it, what he can accomplish for Vermont families.news.yahoo.com
Democrats seek narrow path to rein in cost of medicines
President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they've been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will need every Democratic vote in a narrowly divided Congress.news.yahoo.com
Riot aftermath: Still-shaken lawmakers, troops stand guard
A month ago, the U.S. Capitol was besieged by Trump supporters angry about the former president's loss. Law enforcement was badly outnumbered and ill-prepared as thousands of Trump supporters marched from the Ellipse near the White House to the Capitol. AdIn videos and on the House floor, lawmakers have teared up when they recall the events of Jan. 6. There are currently about 7,000 National Guard members in the city providing security. That probably will happen over the next several weeks, allowing Guard members to return home to their jobs, while others take their place,AdTwelve Guard members were either sent home or not allowed to deploy to the District of Columbia as a result of FBI security checks, including some who had ties to extremist groups.