WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spoke on the House floor Wednesday ahead of the unprecedented second House impeachment vote of President Donald Trump. Welch has cosponsored the impeachment resolution and will vote in favor of it today. Video of Welch’s remarks is here.
Today, Donald Trump and his allies in Congress are challenging the sacred principle of our constitution and democracy – the right of the people to determine who their leaders will be. The people elect the president through the electoral college, not politicians. The courts adjudicate election disputes, not politicians. And elections are primarily conducted by the states, not Congress.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed into law on Sunday night a government funding bill that included energy efficiency provisions championed by Representative Peter Welch, and an important Medicaid fraud bill that he introduced this Congress. The bill also funds the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2021.