Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.):
“Senator John McCain defined public service, honor, and love of country. What an extraordinary career he had. What a loss his passing is for Arizona and America. Godspeed, Senator. You will be sorely missed.”
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on Paul Manafort’s conviction and Michael Cohen’s guilty plea:
BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 7 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced on Tuesday a combined $18.97 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Vermont’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
Burlington, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposal to gut longstanding federal policy that reduces vehicle emissions harmful to the environment and block Vermont and other states from imposing emission standards stricter than the federal government:
WASHINGTON, DC – This month, Congressmen Walter B. Jones (NC-3), Peter Welch (VT-At-Large), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) responded to Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko’s review on the dollar amount of improperly used funds uncovered in Afghanistan. Last September, the three congressmen wrote to SIGAR requesting the review.
Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Doggett, Welch, and Cummings unveiled new legislation with more than 60 original cosponsors to address the prescription drug affordability crisis: The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), today introduced legislation to narrow the broad zone of DHS authority in the vicinity of U.S. borders.
WASHINGTON – Late last evening, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to appropriate $8.4 million in fiscal year 2019 for the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP). The House Appropriations Committee had recommended a funding level of just $4.4 million.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), introduced legislation today that would cut prescription drug costs for families by placing a monthly cap on their out-of-pocket drug costs. The Capping Prescription Drugs Act of 2018 comes as more than a quarter of Americans are struggling to afford their medicine.
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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.
RICHMOND, Vt. -
Vermont's lone congressman is pushing a bill to forgive college loan debt for farmers.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, would not handicap the proposal's chances of becoming law at a press conference Monday.