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.
Sen. Peter Welch might be new to the upper chamber, but he’s no stranger to the challenges facing rural America, and especially the fight for broadband internet access.
Trey is joined by Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) for a conversation about the importance of coming together with the opposing party in order to make the country a better place.
U.S. Sen. Peter Welch told Vermont anti-hunger advocates Friday that he’s humbled by the work they’ve done during the pandemic and hopes to support it in the renewed Farm Bill, but said he fears the ramifications should the United States default on its debts or cede to proposed cuts in the House budget.
Vermont Senator Peter Welch joined advocates to highlight what they say is a need to protect Medicaid as its provisions are threatened by a bill passed by the Republican House majority.