Session Updates

It’s important you know where I stand on the issues. I’ve kept a regular blog of happenings at the State House since I first took office in 2017. The blog posts below are updates from the current legislative biennium. If you have questions about anything you read here, please reach out. You can learn about bills I’ve introduced, and view my complete voting record, on the General Assembly’s website.

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2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #4

Thank you to everyone who reached out this week to share feedback about the state's response to COVID-19. We are hearing a range of perspectives, and both Rep. Houghton and I have been working through issues with the Administration and our federal partners. Vermont is...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #3

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns during the COVID-19 crisis. Both Rep. Houghton and I have been busy sharing your feedback with the Administration in an attempt to keep them updated on the pressing needs of...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #2

This is an update on where the State response to COVID-19 stands. Your local legislators are working closely together as we navigate this unprecedented public health crisis. We recognize how stressful this moment is, and we appreciate everyone who has reached out with...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #1

In the normal course of business, the ninth week of the Vermont legislative session is usually focused on our annual “crossover” deadline -- the date by which House bills must proceed to be considered for passage this year. Business has been anything but normal due to...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 7 Update

Vermont’s 2020 legislative session is nearing its midpoint, when lawmakers break for Town Meeting. The origin of our winter timeline comes from Vermont’s agrarian tradition. Prior to the 21st century, many citizen lawmakers farmed the land during warmer seasons. The...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 6 Update

The sixth week of the 2020 session has passed, leaving lawmakers just two weeks before our annual Town Meeting Week break. The workload increases ahead of Town Meeting, and immediately after it, as the first deadlines of the session take effect. All House policy...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 5 Update

The fifth week of the 2020 legislative session concluded Friday. We have been busy in and out of committees this year, with a good deal of time spent debating bills on the floor of the House. This was true of this past week. A range of topics were taken up by the...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 4 Update

The first and second years of Vermont’s legislative biennium look and feel very different. It’s similar to a basketball game, where you have two halves and four quarters. We’re currently in the second half, and the ball is still in play for a number of bills. If you...