If you headed to the U.S. Senate’s Kennedy Caucus Room last Thursday, you would have seen a wonderful sight – not always the case in Washington these days. In that large room were more than 30 Vermont small businesses from across our state, proudly showcasing their Vermont-made foods, beverages, and agricultural products to hundreds of attendees. Not to mention a great musical performance by the Burlington-based band, Mal Maïz.
One of the best parts of my job as your senator is meeting and talking with Vermonters in communities across our state, from all walks of life. And one of my favorite parts of living in our state is enjoying the beauty of state parks and the great outdoors – even in stick season.
Last night, on the floor of the Senate, I blocked an effort on the part of some Republicans to prevent desperately needed humanitarian aid from the United Nations and other relief agencies from getting to these Palestinians. In these very difficult times, we cannot turn our backs on these innocent men, women, and children who are desperately trying to survive. That is not what this country must ever be about.