The razor-thin survival of the GOP health care bill became dire Monday night when two Republican senators declared they would not support the legislation. Earlier in the day a bipartisan group of Vermont leaders had gathered at the Statehouse to decry the measure and what they call potential negative impacts on the state.
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.
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.
Congressman Peter Welch was joined by a group of Vermont environmentalists Tuesday to highlight what they see as a need for revisions in the Renewable Fuel Standard, a national policy that requires corn ethanol be mixed into fuels.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch has written a letter to the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission demanding more public participation in the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch was on Capitol Hill today with food industry executives to express opposition to legislation that would block mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods — already law in Vermont.
Representative Peter Welch discusses Congressional trip.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch has just returned from an official trip with fellow House representatives to Tunisia, Ukraine and Europe. The Democrat spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley earlier today.
Congressman Peter Welch returned this week from a Congressional oversight trip to Libya and Egypt. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Vermont’s at-large Democratic representative about the reason for, and his assessment of, the trip.
Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch is a co-founder and co-chair of the No-Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition. There are now 80 members of the non-partisan group that works to bypass historic gridlock and pass legislation.
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a “farm only” farm bill that removed the major provisions of the bill - its nutrition programs. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says both food and farm security has been compromised.
Vermont’s Democratic congressman and a Republican representative from New York have submitted legislation that would restrict U.S. involvement in Syria. The two were on C-SPAN Wednesday morning to discuss their bill.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch was at the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation - known as VSAC - this morning to announce new legislation intended to ease and simplify the college financial aid application process.