Congressman Peter Welch was sworn in for his seventh term in Congress on Thursday. Welch returns to Washington amid a government in shutdown, a House of Representatives now controlled by his party, the Democrats, and a vote for a new Speaker of the House.
Welch is also returning to D.C. followed by VPR reporter Liam Elder-Connors as part of an upcoming Brave Little State.
Elder-Connors spoke with Vermont Edition on the morning of the Congressman's swearing-in to explain why he's following Welch around Washington and ways listeners can submit their questions to the Congressman.
Broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.