"As a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, I have helped the main investigative arm of Congress review the effectiveness of federal laws and government programs. From oversight of Wall Street to holding federal regulators accountable, I will continue to work to ensure Vermonters’ tax dollars are being spent effectively and that federal agencies have proper oversight and transparency."
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) is calling for the immediate resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Welch has co-sponsored a House ‘no confidence’ resolution (H.Res. 834) in response to Pruitt’s reported ethics violations, misuse of taxpayer funds, and policy actions that have undermined the agency’s core mission at expense of the environment, public health and science.
As rumors swirled Friday that President Donald Trump was preparing to dismiss a top Department of Justice official, lawmakers took steps to defend the special counsel and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduced a bill in the House Friday with Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller in the event he is fired by the president.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation to require judicial review of any decision to fire an independent special counsel, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
WASHINGTON - This afternoon, at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sharply questioned Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg on his company’s failure to protect the privacy of its users, as well as the imperative of developing a federal regulatory framework that adequately safeguards user privacy going forward. Welch also took Congress to task for failing to enact much needed privacy protection legislation.
Six House Democrats are calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate whether President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House aide Jared Kushner leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
Under current law, the country’s top intelligence agencies are not required to make public any information about their budgets.
A new bill offered by a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., seeks to change that.
Welch, along with Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation last week that would require 16 intelligence agencies to disclose their top-line spending numbers publicly.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in introducing legislation that would boost funding for critical medical research. The bill would pay for the new research by requiring large pharmaceutical companies that break the law and settle their cases to reinvest a percentage of their profits into medical research conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).