Continues legislative advocacy for veterans and servicemembers
Washington, DC - The U.S. House is scheduled this evening to pass the Veterans Health Care Improvement Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch, which continues reforms to improve the care given to veterans and servicemembers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Welch successfully amends bill to support local foods in schools; receives critical commitment from Ag Chair that cost of production be considered in the price of milk
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch supported the U.S. House-passed 2007 Farm Bill today, which makes "long-overdue progress, provides a starting point for necessary farm policy reforms," he says.
By Rep. Peter Welch
When the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957, the United States Congress responded with a peaceful counterstrike: the National Defense Education Act. This Cold War-era response was intended to stimulate educational advancement and new opportunity around the country.
Wage hike will give workers a long-overdue raise, levels playing-field with Vermont
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in anticipation of the first increase in the minimum wage in a decade on Tuesday.
Expansion to help address Vermont's nursing shortage
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch has secured $200,000 for Norwich University's Nursing Program, allowing the program to expand by fifty-percent.