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Vermont Business Magazine Rep. Becca Balint (D-Vermont) was officially inaugurated today as the U.S. representative of Vermont to the 118th Congress. Following her 15th roll call vote for House Speaker, Balint’s oath makes history as the first woman and first her LGBTQ person to represent Vermont in Congress. Balint came to Washington ready to fight for her community as her state’s sole voice in the House.
Balint is focused on fighting for working Vermonters. In short, we are addressing the mental health crisis and extreme housing shortages in Vermont and across the country. She is committed to protecting our democracy by increasing access to the vote, expanding reproductive rights, and tackling corruption in Washington.
“I am very honored to represent the people of Vermont in Congress. I wouldn’t be here without the support of my family and the locals who believed in me,” he said. Congressman Balint (VT-AL). “Despite the dysfunction Republicans have witnessed this week, Democrats are ready to work with willing partners across the aisle to deliver results for working families and govern on behalf of all voters. My sense of purpose was only reaffirmed through this uncertainty. We are ready to meet the challenges that this Congress may bring. “
“I decided to run for Congress because workers in Vermont and across this country are suffering and they are suffering. I am concerned that democracy is at stake. I am excited to work with my colleagues to make life easier and more affordable for ordinary people. I’m here. Now is the time for courage. I promise to lead with the integrity, grit, and struggle Vermonters expect from their representatives. I look forward to working with House Democrats to defend the democracy and essential freedoms of all Americans. ”
Learn more about Rep. Becca Balint here:
Rep. Becca Balint is a mother, teacher, and progressive leader who comes to Washington ready to fight for working families. I am a woman and an openly LGBTQ person. As the daughter of immigrants, Becca is serious about defending American democracy and protecting vulnerable communities.
A deep sense of justice, empathy and service have guided Becca’s career from the beginning. First as an educator, where he taught for 14 years at a Middle School in Windham County, then as an activist and state senator, and eventually, he was sworn in as interim president in 2021.
During her eight years in the State Senate, she has served on the Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs, Finance, and Regulations Committees. A majority leader, Becca passed the first gun safety law in the state’s history aimed at keeping Vermont’s children, communities, and abuse survivors safe. Becca also worked tirelessly in the state Senate to secure Vermont’s largest housing investment in decades to rebuild the housing stock and expand middle-income housing.
In this Congress, Becca will serve as New Member Vice-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. Becca received a master’s degree in education from Harvard University in 1995 and a master’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001.
She is married to prominent lawyer and opera singer Elizabeth Wall. Together, they have her two children, 15-year-old Abe and her 12-year-old Sarah, and an adorable dog named Willie. They live in Brattleboro, Vermont.
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