Congressman Peter Welch

In a dramatic Senate vote, Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, went down last Friday. Now, a bipartisan group of 40 House members have written to Speaker Paul Ryan proposing four reforms.   Vermont Democrat Peter Welch says the defeat of the Republican bill is providing an opportunity to refocus and bring lawmakers to the table for practical discussions on how to repair and improve the Affordable Care Act.

North Korea has vexed the U.S for decades.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Donald Trump Jr.’s inbox is the latest front in the Russia investigation.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New York has 27 members of Congress. Vermont has one.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
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The “i” word is gaining some traction in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
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The investigation into the White House’s ties to Russia is only just beginning.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

The latest terror attack has put the U.K. and the U.S. on high alert.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch at St. Albans food shelf
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During Congress’ two-week Easter recess, Vermont’s lone House representative plans to travel across the state to hear what residents believe the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget will be.  On Tuesday, Democrat Peter Welch stopped at a food shelf in St. Albans to discuss how the potential  cuts could impact the service and other safety net programs.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Should Democrats filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

FBI Director James Comey’s testimony meant different things to different people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

The White House recently had a visitor from the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his meeting with President Trump.

Congressional Republican leaders and the White House are scrambling to salvage the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act following a report from the Congressional Budget Office this week that found 14 million people would lose health insurance next year, and 24 million after 10 years.  Vermont’s at-large Democratic Congressman Peter Welch held a conference call Wednesday with Vermont hospital executives to discuss the potential impact of the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

Congressman Peter Welch meets with immigrant and refugee community
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable discussion in Winooski this morning with refugees and immigrants who have settled in the Burlington area.  The Democrat wanted to learn about their challenges during the resettlement process and what contributions they feel they are making to their new home.  The roundtable comes at a time of national debate over immigration policy.

Prescription drug price panel
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable in Burlington Monday with health officials and advocates to discuss the rapidly rising cost of prescription drugs.

The fight against opioid addiction continues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Is the Affordable Care Act on life support?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Donald Trump won the Electoral College, but he lost the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what people in the Green Mountain State are thinking.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch handily won re-election last week, taking 82 percent to the 9 percent his Liberty Union opponent Erica Clawson received.  The Democrat returns to a House of Representatives preparing for a Trump presidency and Republican control.  Vermont’s sole representative says he was very disappointed and surprised by the results of the presidential election.

How much should an EpiPen cost?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why his committee has been looking into that question.

Congressman Peter Welch
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The first presidential debate is behind us.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he believes Hillary Clinton was the victor.

Lawmakers voted late last night to keep the government funded.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his priorities.

Please note: this interview was recorded before the final house role-call. 

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Will we be talking about private email servers all the way to November?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Who will Hillary Clinton pick for the ticket?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock who his favorites are.

Congressman Peter Welch
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  Senator Bernie Sanders and his Democratic presidential primary rival Hillary Clinton are due to rally together tomorrow.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks Senator Sanders is going to help Democrats unify the party. This conversation was recorded before tomorrow's rally was announced.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  President Obama brought some representatives from our area along with him to Cuba.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the experience.

Congressman Peter Welch
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  Bernie Sanders went from long shot to in it for the long haul.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch continues his conversation about November with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
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  Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has thrust Vermont onto the national stage.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks Sanders still has a shot to win the Democratic nomination.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Prescription drugs: they can be a constant source of worry for many Americans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch talks about some possible solutions with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  In less than two weeks, we’ll have an Iowa caucus winner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  President Obama called for redistricting reform in his State of the Union address.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Green Mountain State has nothing to worry about on that front.

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