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Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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President Trump surprised a lot of Republicans and Democrats over the last few weeks by backing plans proposed by Congressional Democrats. But it's unclear how long the trend will last. 

The future for thousands of young people in Massachusetts is unclear after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration would end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

After the Trump administration announced its intent to reverse some protections for people brought into the United States illegally as children, Rep. Peter Welch called on Congress to pass a new law to make those protections permanent.
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Rep. Peter Welch says the Trump administration’s decision to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, also known as DACA, is the “height of cruelty.”

Updated at 3:57 p.m. ET

The Trump administration Tuesday formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA — putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as "DREAMers," who entered the country illegally as children.

President Trump issued a statement, saying, "I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws."

Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made two stops in New Hampshire on Labor Day.

Senator Sanders started his day at the annual AFL-CIO breakfast in Manchester where he spoke alongside New Hampshire senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.

All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation oppose President Trump's plan to provide money to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico
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When Congress returns to Washington after the Labor Day recess, it will immediately face a significant budget crisis.

Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET

President Trump declared that a hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan "would create a vacuum" and that America is "not nation-building again; we are killing terrorists."

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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Rep. Peter Welch says the time has come to take down all statues of Confederate military leaders throughout the country.

Gov. Phil Scott says he's troubled by President Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville last weekend.
screenshot from Gov. Scott's Facebook video.

In a video released Thursday, Gov. Phil Scott says he's troubled by President Donald Trump's comments about the violence that took place in Charlottesville last weekend.

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
Toby Talbot / Associated Press/File

The three members of Vermont's congressional delegation have criticized President Donald Trump for his comments about this past weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

New Hampshire politicians on both sides of the aisle were quick to condemn comments President Trump reportedly made during a conversation with the President of Mexico earlier this year about the Granite State’s opioid epidemic.

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo, right, says remarks by President Donald Trump last week were "very unhelpful to hardworking police everywhere."
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Police in Vermont have joined law enforcement officials across the country in condemning remarks by President Donald Trump that appeared to condone excessive force by cops.

A Vermont organization is facing funding challenges after the Trump administration abruptly cut millions of dollars in planned grants for a national teen pregnancy prevention program.

All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say the president's transportation infrastructure plan is a giveaway to Wall Street investment firms.
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While all three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation support a $1 trillion plan to rebuild America's roads and bridges, they say President Trump's transportation proposal is a giveaway to Wall Street investment firms, and will send tolls skyrocketing.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. – shown here speaking in New York on June 5 – tweeted images of emails from June 2016 pertaining to meeting with a Russian attorney.
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On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Sen. Patrick Leahy is the senior member of two Senate committees that are investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials
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Sen. Patrick Leahy is in a unique position among Senate Democratic leaders during the current session of Congress: He has the most seniority of any member of the Senate and serves as the senior ranking member of the Judiciary Committee and the Appropriations Committee.

Former FBI director James Comey is greeted by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
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All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they're troubled by the testimony of former F.B.I. director James Comey concerning Russian efforts to influence the outcome of last year's presidential campaign.

Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed he was fired by President Trump over the growing Russia investigation and that other arguments by the White House were "lies, plain and simple."

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press/File

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. VPR is carrying the coverage live on-air and online.

Chittenden County Sen. Chris Pearson, left, wants Vermont to join a coalition of states seeking to affirm the United States' role in reducing global carbon emissions.
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President Donald Trump’s withdrawal this week from a landmark international agreement to combat climate change has sparked state-level efforts, including in Vermont, to uphold the United States’ role in a global pact to reduce carbon emissions.

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