WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, July 19, 2019) – U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) late Thursday reintroduced their legislation to strengthen privacy protections in the United States by limiting the unreasonably large “border zone.” Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced an identical version of the bill in the House of Representatives.
Statement of Rep. Peter Welch:
I have concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached.
I do not arrive at this conclusion lightly. The power of impeachment granted to Congress by our Founding Fathers should not be casually employed. In our democracy, every deference should be given to the outcome of every election.
WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), last week introduced bipartisan legislation to boost funding for homeless programs in small states. The legislation would increase the small state minimum funding for the federal Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program from $300,000 to $750,000.
Washington, D.C. – The Ways & Means Committee approved the Seniors’ Chronic Care Management Improvement Act (H.R. 3436), introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Peter Welch (D-VT).
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has approved two appropriations bills that include four initiatives championed by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.). The bills, H.R. 2740 and H.R. 3055, fund the operations of various federal agencies for fiscal year 2020.
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WASHINGTON – Following news reports of widespread mistreatment of migrant children being held in detention centers on the southern border, Rep. Peter Welch took to the House floor this afternoon to slam President Trump for his administration’s child separation policy.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today introduced the Local School Foods Expansion Act, legislation to improve child nutrition by expanding access to locally-grown, unprocessed fruits and vegetables for school meal programs.
WASHINGTON – Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that will protect Vermont seniors and others from abuse and neglect by bad actors in the Medicaid program. The bill was co-authored by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and approved on a strong bipartisan vote of 371 to 46.
(MONDAY, June 17, 2019) - Vermont’s congressional delegation — Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Representative Peter Welch (D) — on Monday urged Vermont dairy farmers to consider enrolling in the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, a safety net measure
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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., compares the issue of broadband today to electricity in 1930s, when rural communities were slow to get connected.
The case for connectivity, he said, had to be made around social benefits rather than economics.
There’s plenty of money to tackle the opiate epidemic in Vermont and around the country. It’s just a matter of getting people to agree to spend the money.
ST. JOHNSBURY — Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch recently visited with young professionals in the Northeast Kingdom at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury.
The Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network helped to organize the breakfast with Congressman Welch’s office.
Congressman Peter Welch spent the day with his Randolph constituents on Thursday, stopping by the Green Light Café, the Randolph Rotary, Gifford Medical Center, and the Green Mountain Glove Factory to talk infrastructure, economic development, and rural internet connectivity.
WASHINGTON (WCAX) U.S. House Democrats have one bill at the top of their list-- HR.1, which would make Election Day a federal holiday. They call it the For the People Act.
It's meant to expand access to voting, reduce the influence of big money in politics and strengthen ethics rules for public servants.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both parties served notice on pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday that the days of unchecked drug-price increases were over and that they would be held politically accountable for exorbitant prices.
A divided Congress probably won’t be able to agree on much over the next two years. But that vacuum could bode well for one vexing problem both parties say they want to solve: the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States.
Prescription drug companies and their legions of Washington lobbyists are strapping in for their rockiest year on Capitol Hill in at least a decade, as newly empowered House Democrats prepare a raft of bills to check U.S. drug prices.
Vermont Representative Peter Welch tweeted his support for a measure to push job creation and environmental sustainability — a plan championed by one of the Democratic Party's youngest rising stars.
The Democratic takeover of the House is giving new life to efforts to fight high drug prices with bipartisan action, a worrying prospect for the pharmaceutical industry.