SOUTH BURLINGTON – Before boarding a flight at Burlington International Airport this morning to return to Washington, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled legislation that will put an end to the practice of requiring federal employees to work without pay during the current or any future government shutdown.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took to the House floor today to call for an end to the 25-day partial government shutdown and share the stories of affected Vermonters ranging from furloughed federal employees struggling to pay their bills to those unable to access to critical government services.
WASHINGTON – Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) sent a letter late Friday to federal regulators demanding scrutiny of the impact on consumers of the pending merger of two pharmaceutical giants, Celgene and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
On the day that some 800,000 federal employees will miss a scheduled paycheck due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) pledged to assist affected Vermont employees where possible.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) and nine House colleagues today introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in the Medicare Part D program.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today presented Mr. Albert Besser of Morrisville with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his heroic service as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor that Congress can award to a civilian.
WASHINGTON – Minutes before taking the oath of office to represent Vermont in Congress for a seventh two-year term, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) recorded a video message to Vermonters to express his gratitude and outline his priorities for the new Congress, including fixing a broken institution—beginning with reopening the federal government—and an agenda focused on rebuilding middle class.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that closes a loophole in the federal Medicaid program exploited by drug companies to minimize drug discounts required for participation in the program.
WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spoke on the House floor in support of a five-year compromise farm bill hammered out by House and Senate negotiators over the last several weeks. Welch touted the overall benefits of the bill for Vermont, including provisions that benefit the dairy, maple, organic and hemp industries.
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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.
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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.
A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment this week that would have allowed Vermonters — and all Americans — to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs.
Calling it a “dark day in the history of the United States Congress,” U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Thursday voted against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But by a narrow vote of 217 to 213, Republicans prevailed in their months-long quest to pass the American Health Care Act, a top priority for President Donald Trump.
LYNDON CENTER – U.S. Congressman Peter Welch spent Thursday traversing the Northeast Kingdom, talking with local officials and businesses about the economy, visiting a Veterans clinic, and stopping in at Lyndon State College for a ‘Congress On Your Campus’ roundtable.
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch came to the Northeast Kingdom on Thursday to listen, and he left with plenty to talk about when he gets back to the nation’s capital.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch had a busy Thursday in Rutland last week. He spoke on behalf of the Community Development Block Grants, visited a Veterans’ Affairs outpatient clinic, sat in on a meeting with the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and got a tour of the Vermont Farmers Food Center.
Rep. Peter Welch met with leaders of social service nonprofits in the Upper Valley on Monday to talk about how President Trump's proposed budget would affect the area.