Rep. Peter Welch was named to the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce Monday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced.Energy and Commerce has broad jurisdiction, including oversight of five Cabinet-level departments and seven independent agencies, as well as legislative authority over energy policy, health care, telecommunications, trade, and the environment. The committee s areas of jurisdiction align not only with Welch s top priorities but with a broad swath of President-elect Obama s legislative agenda. This is a tremendous opportunity for Vermonters to have a seat at the table as Congress tackles our nation s most pressing priorities, Welch said. We must reform our health care system, craft a 21st century energy policy and create new, green jobs. On the Energy and Commerce Committee we will be able to directly address these and other issues Vermonters care about most and get this country back on track. The news came on the eve of the 111st Congress, as Welch prepared to be sworn in to a second term in office. Welch will be sworn in today at noon.On the committee, Welch will join incoming Chairman Henry Waxman, who previously served as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.Waxman said, I am delighted that Peter Welch is joining the Energy and Commerce Committee. Over the last two years, I have worked with him closely on the Oversight Committee and have been extremely impressed by his leadership. His exceptional ability and experience will make an important difference as we moved forward in the new Congress.
The Jets may have scored in the first minute of Thursday night’s playoff game against the Blues, but St. Louis won the game in the last minute. After entering the third period down 2-0, the Blues scored three goals in the final 20 minutes to take a 3-2 series lead. Jaden Schwartz capped off the comeback with just 15 seconds remaining on the clock by swatting a Tyler Bozak pass out of midair and past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.Jaden Schwartz (59:45) scored the second-latest game-winning goal in regulation in @StLouisBlues playoff history, behind only Gino Cavallini (59:51) in Game 3 of the 1990 DF (5-4 W vs. CHI). #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/XArPwfC0T6— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 19, 2019The goal was Schwartz’s first of the postseason and the second-latest regulation game-winner in Blues’ playoff history.St. Louis will look to finish off Winnipeg on Saturday.
View this post on Instagram Khabib Nurmagomedov has not given up hope of facing Tony Ferguson in their blockbuster lightweight title bout, insisting he will “100 percent” fight if he can travel from Russia.Nurmagomedov on Wednesday appeared to announce this month’s UFC 249 blockbuster had been postponed for the fifth time because of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions preventing the Russian superstar from entering the United States and Dubai. The unbeaten UFC lightweight champion was due to face Ferguson on April 18, but the COVID-19 outbreak meant the event could not take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. UFC president Dana White was forced to look for an alternate location.Nurmagomedov (28-0) is eyeing an August date if the upcoming clash is officially called off. Staying home in quarantine and reading the reaction of people to the situation around my fight, it turns out that the whole world should be in quarantine, governments of all countries, famous people around the world urge people to follow all safety requirements in order to limit the spread of the disease, to save people, and Khabib is the only one relieved of all obligations and must demonstrate free will and train flying around the world, for the sake of fight? – I understand everything and I’m definitely upset more than you to cancel the fight, probably like all others, I had many plans after the fight, but I can’t control it all. The greatest countries and the largest companies of our time are shocked by what is happening, every day the situation changes unpredictably. But Khabib still has to fight, is that what you saying? – Take care of yourself and put yourself in my shoes. – Сижу дома на карантине и читаю реакцию людей на ситуацию вокруг моего боя, получается весь мир должен сидеть на карантине, правительства всех стран и известные люди всего мира призывают людей соблюдать требования безопасности, чтоб ограничить распространение болезни ради спасения людей, а Хабиб, освобождён от всех обязательств и должен демонстрировать свободу воли и тренироваться летая по всему миру рискуя своей жизнью ради боя ? – Я все понимаю и точно не меньше вас расстроен отменой боя, наверно у меня , как и у всех других, было много планов после боя, но я не в силах контролировать все это. Сверх державы и крупнейшие компании нашего времени в шоке от того, что происходит, каждый день ситуация меняется непредсказуемо. Но Хабиб все равно должен драться, так получается? – Берегите себя и поставьте себя на мое место.A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Apr 1, 2020 at 12:02pm PDT”June, July, two months, then August I can fight,” he told ESPN. “I hear the UFC wants to make a show in San Francisco [in August].”If not, let’s fight in Abu Dhabi middle of September. Or fight now, before Ramadan. April 18, we’re supposed to fight, but where? This is the question.” Nurmagomedov, who dismissed talk of a rematch against Conor McGregor, added: “Every day I train . . . morning and night. Right now, I’m one of the biggest starts in UFC. I’m undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. This isn’t a regular fight. How can it be 16 days before a fight and I don’t know location? This isn’t professional.”If I can come out from Russia, I’m going to fight 100 percent. Just give me (the) location. Every day I send Dana White a message for location. Too much crazy stuff and questions, and no answer.”I understand people are upset because this is a dream fight for fans. This is my dream fight. I lose my money, I lose so much money and things. Nobody lose like I lose.”