Daniel Davis

Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., a former public defender, led a letter Thursday to Senate appropriators calling for the federal public defender program to receive its full funding request for the upcoming fiscal year.  Twenty-five Democrats, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chair of the Senate Judiciary…
Consumer advocates in education and healthcare see internet connectivity as a way to lift up struggling families. PHOTO: ERIC GAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON—Backers of a popular subsidy for Americans’ monthly internet bills are making last-minute appeals to leaders to keep the program funded, with Senate proponents hoping to…