Over 10,000 Vermont students expected to benefit from estimated $44 million in new financial aid, no new cost to taxpayers
Washington, DC - Vermont's Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a thorough and complete investigation into the collapse of a portion of a cooling tower at Vermont Yankee. The text of the Delegation's letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Dale Klein is below:
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in response to the Bush Administration's proposal last Friday evening to adopt new, restrictive standards for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP):
Burlington, VT - Representatives for Vermont's children, seniors, and physicians joined Rep. Peter Welch today to highlight major health care legislation which passed the U.S. House and U.S. Senate last week.
Welch held the press conference at the Community Health Center of Burlington after touring the center as part of National Health Center Week.
Successfully amends legislation with Sen. Sanders' higher education energy and efficiency initiative
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch voted to reauthorize the Children's Health and Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act tonight, which will provide health care to an additional 5 million low-income children, prevent a pending cut in reimbursements for physicians, and expand access to prescription drugs and prevention services for seniors.