November 1, 2007 Press Release
Existing loophole costs average Vermont household over $800 per yearWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch introduced legislation today cracking down on an unregulated energy market which is driving up the cost of heating fuel for Vermonters and Vermont businesses.
October 26, 2007 Press Release
Watch as Congressman Welch questions Secretary of State Rice at the Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the state of corruption in the Iraqi government:
October 26, 2007 Press Release
Congressman Welch questioned Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at a hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, October 25, 2007.
October 25, 2007 Press Release
Legislation covers 10 million low income kids, addresses objectionsWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch supported new bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and provide health care for 10 million low income children this afternoon.
October 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representative's attempt to override President George Bush's veto of legislation renewing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), H.R. 976, was blocked today by a vote of 273 to 156. An override would have required 286 votes.
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch blasted the Bush administration today for obstructing congressional investigations into the level of corruption in Iraq.
October 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch supported legislation today that protects journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential sources.
October 15, 2007 Press Release
This program is failing to deliver potential savings to our seniors and all taxpayers are paying the price.Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch, an early advocate for reforming the Medicare Part D drug benefit program, released a new report today revealing that the high administrative costs of the private Part D insurers, combined with their inability to negotiate significant drug savings, will cost taxpayers and seniors almost $15 billion this year alone.
Taxpayers are getting ripped off by no-bid contracts for the war in Iraq and Blackwater's obscene profits are just another example of how corrupt this war has become. - Rep. WelchWASHIGNTON, D.C. - Late last week, Reps. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Reps. Chris Murphy (CT-5), and John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN-2) wrote to Erik Prince, CEO of Blackwater USA, to follow up on unanswered questions about the company from the October 2nd House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on private security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
October 11, 2007 Press Release
Demands reversal of Gonzales torture policiesWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch, a long-time critic of the Bush administration's torture policies, assembled over 50 members of Congress to join him in a letter to Attorney General designee Michael Mukasey urging he reverse interrogation policies of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.