MONTPELIER, Vt. – Today at the Vermont State House, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled his bipartisan legislation to combat Medicaid fraud and abuse and protect those served by the program from being exploited by fraudulent actors. The bill is expected to be approved by a key House committee this week and move quickly to the House floor for final approval.
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.
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On a visit to GE Aviation’s local plant Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., hailed the company as one that has accepted the realities of climate change and is pursuing measures to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Welch contrasted the company’s efforts in recent years with the ongoing debate in Washington over whether climate change is real.
MONTPELIER - Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., mixed dire predictions with a rallying cry Wednesday as he told Vermont lawmakers to "continue full speed ahead" on health care reform despite the pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which affects insurance rates, Medicaid funding, health coverage for young adults and many other aspects of the state's health care system.
HIGHGATE — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch laced up a pair of hockey skates, grabbed a stick and joined elementary school students on the ice at the Highgate Arena Wednesday morning.
Welch made a few laps around the rink, skating beside selectboard member and cochair of Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association’s facility board Joshua LaRocque before posing with students for a photo.
By Mike Polhamus
Vermont’s lone member of the U.S. House said Tuesday he intends to fight any efforts to expand a massive nationwide subsidy to corn farmers instituted during the George W. Bush administration.
By Michelle Monroe
ST. ALBANS — On Tuesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., heard from Vermonters concerned about the fates of Medicare, Obamacare, and the Veteran’s Administration in a Trump Administration.