Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN) that extends the North Country National Scenic Trail from Crowne Point, NY into Addison County, linking it to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail via Vermont’s Long Trail.
Lawmakers concerned with negative public health impacts, lack of scientific analysis
WASHINGTON, May 23 – Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) – Wednesday announced the allocation of more than $2.5 million in federal grants to six Vermont housing authorities to preserve, improve and develop public housing across Vermont. The grants were awarded under the U.S.
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Affordable Prescription Drug Task Force, led by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to call on the Trump Administration to step in to lower the cost of naloxone drugs.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced on Monday the winner of the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Peter Welch (D-VT) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his failure to address lack of broadband access in rural areas.
WASHINGTON – Today, during House floor debate on a new Farm Bill, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) slammed proposed draconian cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will eliminate a lifeline of nutrition assistance to millions of Americans.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s prescription drug plan:
Washington, D.C. — In anticipation that President Donald Trump will belatedly present at 2:00pm Friday, May 11, his plans to address the soaring cost of prescription drugs, the Affordable Prescription Drug Task Force released a list of key provisions that any effective plan should include.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-At Large) today introduced a bill to close a loophole in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program that may be costing the Medicaid program as much as $1 billion.
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Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) is not mincing words when it comes to Allergan Inc.’s deal with an American Indian tribe geared toward protecting one of the company’s top products.
There's a push to help more parents in Vermont pay for child care.
Friday, Congressman Peter Welch announced legislation he's introduced. It's called the Child Care for Working Families Act and it's meant to expand the access families have to affordable, high-quality child care. Welch says it's a top priority for him to make this a reality for Vermonters.
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch said he believes Republican President Donald Trump wants to ensure there is protected legal status for Dreamers after taking part in a bipartisan meeting with him Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont on Monday, Congressman Peter Welch said it was critical that Congress find a way to continue DACA— Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Forty-two Vermonters’ immigration status is uncertain now that President Donald Trump has vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.).
U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quintupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.
Following the failure by Senate Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, a group of 40 House members, including 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans, has emerged with a proposal to help strengthen the health care law.
Rep. Peter Welch says it's critical for Democrats to admit, right at the start, that there are certain parts of the law that need to be changed.
Vermont and New Hampshire Representatives were in the Upper Valley Friday to talk about ways to compromise on health care reform in Congress.
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch calls the stand-still between Republicans and Democrats in Congress a fever.
A small group of Democratic legislators will do something unusual Wednesday morning: hold a press conference to talk about the parts of Obamacare that are broken.
At a federally funded summer program for Winooski children, Rep. Peter Welch said President Trump's proposed cuts to federal education programs highlight the fact that some elected officials in Washington have abandoned their fundamental duty to constituents.