Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), joined by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), have introduced legislation to force the president to disclose the topline annual budget request for each of the 16 federal agencies conducting intelligence activities. Currently, topline spending levels are classified and hidden from the taxpayer.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement following his vote in favor of the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, which passed the House on a vote of 256-167:
“I voted for this bill because, on balance, it is good for Vermont and good for the country.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took to the House floor this morning to condemn yet another early morning tweetstorm by President Trump attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller and undermining his independent investigation.