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Live At Noon: Congressman Peter Welch

Angela Evancie
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VPR
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt.

Net neutrality and equitable access to high-speed internet is a priority for many business leaders, and it's an issue that the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be weighing in on as the FCC considers new rules on net neutrality. Friday on Vermont Edition, we talk with Representative Peter Welch, a member of that congressional committee, about net neutrality and the impact on Vermont entrepreneurs.  We also look at raising the federal gas tax, Welch's opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline, and his recent trip to Cuba as diplomatic relations with that country open up.

Also in the program, political analyst Eric Davis dissects the impact of Senator Patrick Leahy's decision to run for re-election in 2016.  He discusses whether the announcement this week holds in check the aspirations of several prominent Democrats in the next election cycle.

Broadcast live on Fri., Feb. 6, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.
Bob Kinzel has been covering the Vermont Statehouse since 1981 — longer than any continuously serving member of the Legislature. With his wealth of institutional knowledge, he answers your questions on our series, "Ask Bob."
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