CBS News: FEMA funding could halt to communities in need as government shutdown looms: “We can’t mess around with this”
With just nine days left to pass crucial legislation and avert a federal government shutdown, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is watching closely. A FEMA budget that’s already tight and an impasse in Congress over a bill to keep the government open beyond Sept. 30 — when funding for federal agencies runs out — are threatening to slow […]
Years before coming to Congress, Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., was a public defender, and now he’s raising the alarm about proposed cuts by the House and Senate to the federal public defender system, which he calls a “bedrock requirement” of the American judicial system. Read more in Law360.
Sanders, Welch, Balint Urge Congressional Leadership to Support More Aid for Vermont Flood Recovery in Supplemental Bill
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Rep. Becca Balint (VT-AL) on Monday sent a letter to majority, minority, and Appropriations Committee leadership in the Senate and House of Representatives urging them to ensure that Congress passes federal funding for essential recovery and long-term disaster mitigation work in Vermont following the devastating flooding that hit the state this summer.
Senators Welch and Cornyn Join Common Ground on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier: Lawmakers unite to help victims of terrorist attacks
Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, explain their efforts to help victims ahead of the 9/11 anniversary and provide insight on the spending bill on ‘Special Report.’ | 9.6.2023
Peter Welch doesn’t cut the profile of a newly elected senator. At 76, he’s the oldest person ever first elected to the upper chamber. And when the longtime former House member sat for a recent interview, rather than rehearse Democratic talking points, he went out of his way to praise the other party’s leader.
Sen. Peter Welch introduced new legislation in Washington this week. It’s to help lower the cost of college for current and future borrowers.
Speaking with host Mikaela Lefrak on Wednesday’s Vermont Edition, Sen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Becca Balint (D-Vt.) discussed their top local priorities and answered questions about the federal government’s role in flood recovery.
Vermont Conversation: Peter Welch on climate change-fueled disasters and democracy in the crosshairs
Vermont Sen. Peter Welch spent last week touring his flooded state and assuring residents that help was on the way. Welch has a lot of practice with this. First elected to Congress in 2006, he experienced Vermont’s first so-called 100-year flood following Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation met in Southern Vermont on Saturday to get a better understanding of the destruction wrought by last week’s floods — and what their constituents need.
Vermont Senator Peter Welch led a hearing Wednesday in Washington on the challenges of expanding rural broadband.