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.
Bipartisan measure averts ‘devastating cut to Vermont hospitals'
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch successfully steered an amendment through preliminary approval in the U.S. House today which will save Vermonters millions of dollars in health care costs by preventing $35 million in Medicare cuts to Vermont hospitals.
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in response to Jim Nicholson's resignation as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs: