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Welch Calls On Senate Leader To Bring Dreamer Act To A Vote

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

Democratic Congressman Peter Welch was at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine on Friday to challenge the leader of the U.S. Senate to bring a piece of legislation to a vote.
Last week the U.S. House passed legislation that provides so-called “Dreamers” a path to citizenship.  Welch says he was inspired by a one attending the medical school and stood beside him as he challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the measure to a vote.  “You vote whatever way you want but let the full Senate vote. If we had that vote it would pass because there’s a number of Republicans who know that Juan Conde and others deserve to have status. So Senator McConnell let the Senate vote.”

Audio is courtesy of  UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.

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