BURLINGTON, Vt.— This morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) outlined his legislative agenda in the new Congress to make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers, taxpayers, and businesses providing health coverage to employees. Welch unveiled his four-point initiative at an affordable medicine roundtable he convened at the Community Health Centers of Burlington.
"We deplore President Trump’s decision to unilaterally halt the refugee resettlement program. By imposing a blanket ban on entire nationalities of men, women and children facing horrific violence and devastation, he has allowed fear to triumph over compassion and common sense. Struggling families, fleeing peril and motivated to start their lives anew, have enriched America and contribute imme
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Welch and Democratic members of Congress introduced bills in the U.S. House and Senate that would require the President and Vice President to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest.
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Peter Welch is one of several lawmakers behind bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against the Islamic State.
As sponsors of identical bills, Welch, a Democrat, was joined by Rep. Scott Rigell, a Republican from Virginia, and Sens. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, and Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona.
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.