WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement regarding the Financial CHOICE Act, legislation by U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) that would gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
WASHINGTON––The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing this week on Rep. Peter Welch’s (D-VT) bipartisan legislation to improve the quality and reliability of phone calls in rural areas of the country.
WASHINGTON––Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT), along with Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and seven other Members of Congress, introduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act (H.R. 5951) today, which would ensure our community pharmacists receive reimbursement at the rate posted at the time the prescription is filled.
WASHINGTON––Vermont’s congressional delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) -- announced Wednesday that Vermont will receive $371,616, the maximum grant award possible, of about $9 million awarded nationwide in federal opioid abuse prevention grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (Friday, August 5, 2016) -- As part of a continuing effort to bolster economic development in Northern Vermont, Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), Congressman Peter Welch (D) and Governor Peter Shumlin (D) joined Northern Border Regional Commission Chair Mark Scarano in announcing more than $1.8 million in federal grants on Friday.
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Before serving lunch at Hunt Middle School, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced his co-sponsorship of two bills that would make summer meals more available to kids in need. Welch was joined by Doug Davis, Director of the Burlington School Food Project, Anore Horton, Nutrition Initiatives Director at Hunger Free Vermont, and Jan Kallio, SNAP Program Specialist at the U.S.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) took to the House floor this morning in opposition to House legislation that would preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law with a weaker national standard for foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. The legislation (S. 764), approved by the Senate on July 7, passed the House by a vote of 306 to 117.
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