In The News
By Jasper Craven
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is expected to ascend to the position of House Speaker this week, and while Rep. Peter Welch says he has a good working relationship with the Wisconsin Republican, he acknowledged that uncertainty remains about whether the poisonous partisanship that has paralyzed Congress will continue with Ryan at the helm.
By Jack Thurston
RICHMOND, Vt.—Calling unreliable landline phone service an "epidemic" in rural America, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, is co-sponsoring legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that he predicted will improve service.
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he's concerned that current leadership battle among House Republicans could result in the shutting down of the federal government in December.
To avoid this possibility, Welch is calling on a group of moderate Republicans to build a coalition with many Democrats to help elect the next Speaker of the U.S. House.
Wall Street Journal original article here.
By Emma Dumain
House Democrats have some tough decisions to make before Congress breaks for a week-long Memorial Day recess.