This is an open letter to the people of Vermont. We are high school students in a Vermont public school. Our power and politics class called Rep. Peter Welch and asked him four simple questions. When we received these answers, we were left dumbfounded. The questions and answers are as follows:
Question 1: Why do you feel people view Congress in such a negative light?
Rep. Welch: Congress is too argumentative. Needs to solve problems.
Question 2: As a result of Congress’ low approval rating, what do you think your chances of re-election are?
Rep. Welch: My re-election is up to the people of Vermont. I am doing my best to be a positive influence.
Question 3: How do you see change in Congress taking place if the voters send the same Congress back to Washington?
Rep. Peter Welch: It won’t.
Question 4: What is your view on term limits?
Rep. Welch: Won’t solve the problem.
LELAND HARPER, ANDREW DAYTON, SAM TILDEN, JACOB WEBSTER, KATIE DAYTON, CHARISSA LaPLANT, CARISSA ELRICK, JOHN CONNELL, ADRIANNA BURNHAM
Senior High School)
ProctorMORE IN Letters
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Capt. James Cook discovers and names Christmas Island, Brits develop and test H-bombs there in 1957-58; 100 years ago today, Christmas truce takes hold on Western Front in France, combatants observe the holiday.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Gen. Wm. T. Sherman concludes March to the Sea, secures Savannah, Ga., offers the city as Christmas gift to Pres. Lincoln; N.Y.'s Lincoln Tunnel opens in 1937; first gorilla born in captivity, Colo, celebrates 58th birthday today.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Brent Curtis reports on the probe into a city bar fight involving police officers; Vt. Yankee has its last media day event before final shutdown next week; Depot Park hosts annual vigil to raise awareness of plight of homeless.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont Gas Systems puts Phase 2 on hold as the latest estimate for Phase 1 takes a 27 percent leap upward, to a total of $157 million; U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin quits for job with private firm; police cite man in pot bust.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1972, Christmas bombing of North Vietnam ordered by President Richard Nixon, most lethal strikes of the war; in 1989, U.S. invades Panama to depose, arrest and charge Gen. Manuel Noriega with drug trafficking, racketeering.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Gov. Peter Shumlin announces demise of his single-payer health insurance initiative; convicted first-degree murderer Alan Prue sentenced to 50 years for killing teacher Melissa Jenkins; veterans chafed about park naming snub.