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    VT Rep. Peter Welch Promises Upcoming Infrastructure Bill
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    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) (L) speaks as Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) (R) listens during a news conference on Syria June 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The legislators held a news conference on S.1201 and H.R.2494, bills to "restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says he plans to introduce a bill that could propose spending up to $1.5 trillion on infrastructure.

    The Times Argus reports Welch discussed infrastructure during the Vermont League of Cities and Towns meeting Monday with mayors from across the state.

    The Democrat says states and municipalities need help addressing "incredibly urgent and long-overdue and neglected infrastructure needs."

    Mayors discussed the need for upgraded sewer systems, fixes for crumbling roads and bridges, and water treatment plant upgrades. They also stressed the need for high-speed internet and public transport in rural areas.

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    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Welch says he expects his joint bill with Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to receive bipartisan support.

    He says he hopes the bill will be introduced in May.

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