In The News
July 14, 2016 In The News
Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time. Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The Agriculture Department would have two years to write the rules.
June 30, 2016 In The News
The state’s congressional delegation announced $2.1 million in funding for the AmeriCorps program in Vermont that will bring nearly 90 new people into the volunteer service organization.
June 22, 2016 In The News
Starting Wednesday morning, U.S. House Democrats staged a rare sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence. Vermont Rep. Peter Welch was among those that participated, and spoke to VPR Wednesday afternoon from the cloakroom off the House floor.
Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch is praising the state legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin for creating a new prescription drug price transparency law.
June 3, 2016 In The News
The Internet of Things encompasses a world where machines and physical objects are embedded with Internet connectivity and networked sensors allowing them to process data and communicate in real-time with their surrounding environment. These things, known as “smart” devices, are being adopted by millions of people across the country to achieve fitness goals, connect with doctors, and increase productivity in their everyday lives.
May 21, 2016 In The News
Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vt., praised the EPA brownfields program for helping to revitalize areas in the heart of U.S. cities, like the Old North End, that would otherwise suffer for lack of new development. “It’s absolutely essential for our communities that we rebuild and not abandon, and the brownfield grants allow us to do that,” Welch said.
May 15, 2016 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a slew of bills Friday aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic throughout the country, including two provisions authored by Vermont Rep. Peter Welch.
May 11, 2016 In The News
Opiate addiction is now a national epidemic with a firm grasp in the Northeast. On Tuesday, Vermont Rep. Peter Welch spoke with city and state leaders in Burlington Vermont about his efforts to address the issue in Washington D.C.
May 11, 2016 In The News
Dr. Patricia Fisher said she recognized a name of a man on her patient list recently at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She had treated his ill father for years, and prescribed opiates for chronic pain.