Welch Raises Questions to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Northern Border
CONTACT: Emily Becker 202-740-8072 WASHINGTON – In a hearing held today by the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) addressed Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on the surge of migrants at the northern border of the United States, in particular in the Swanton Sector, which spans portions […]
Welch and USDA Undersecretary Torres Small Announce $28.4 Million USDA Investment in Rural Vermont Health Care Facilities
Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) today held a roundtable discussion on health care challenges in Vermont’s rural communities and announced new funding to support health care facilities in St. Johnsbury and Waterbury.
Vermont Congressional Delegation Praises Agreement between UVM Health Network and United Healthcare
Senators Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch and Representative Becca Balint praised today’s announcement by the University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) and United Healthcare (UHC) that UVMHN will remain in UHC’s provider network through the end of the 2023 plan year.
Welch Pushes for Support for East Palestine Families After Norfolk Southern Derailment
During a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing yesterday,Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) called for stronger support for families in East Palestine, OH, who were exposed to toxic contaminants following the February 3rd derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying vinyl chloride and other toxic chemicals.
Welch Questions Norfolk Southern CEO, Demands Accountability for East Palestine Families
Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) today questioned Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation hearing.
In Wall Street Journal, Welch Calls for Improved Rural Postal Service
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) pressed for improved rural postal service in Vermont and across the country.
Welch joins Delegation to Mexico to Meet with President López Obrador, Urge Cooperation on Mutual Security Challenges
Earlier this week, Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) returned from a congressional delegation (CODEL) to Mexico to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his cabinet to discuss maintaining the strong partnership between the United States and Mexico.
Welch Joins Colleagues in Urging the State Department to Hold Guatemalan Officials Accountable for Corruption
This week, Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in urging the State Department to hold Guatemalan officials accountable for corruption and update its approach in Guatemala to better align longstanding U.S. values and interests.
Welch Presses USDA Secretary to Support Vermont Farmers Now: “The Clock is Ticking”
In a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Hearing held today, U.S. Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) urged United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to support Vermont farmers, producers, and small businesses.
Welch Joins Murray, Stabenow, Colleagues in Pressing Walgreens, Putting National Pharmacies on Notice to Ensure Mifepristone Access
U.S. Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) joined Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), along with 16 of their colleagues late Monday in sending letters to seven of the nation’s largest retail pharmacies urging them to provide the strongest possible legal access to mifepristone for patients—and communicate clearly about their plans and policies.