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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.