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Peter Welch's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (VT) - At-Large, Democratic
Date Title
April 27, 2016 Welch's Bipartisan Opioid Amendment Clears Committee Hurdle, Heads to House Floor for Vote
April 13, 2016 Welch-Authored Prescription Drug Diversion Legislation Heads to Obama for Signature
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
March 2, 2016 Bipartisan E&C Bill to Strengthen Medicaid for Patients Passes House with Overwhelming Support
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to Jacob Lew, Stop Corporate Inversions Following Report on Extent of Pfizer Tax Dodging and Price Gouging
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership, Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Feb. 25, 2016 House Democrats Urge Administration to Take Immediate Action to Stop Corporate Inversions following Report on Extent of Pfizer Tax Dodging and Price Gouging
Feb. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs
Jan. 5, 2016 Welch Unveils Bipartisan Initiative Encouraging Seniors to Plan for Debilitating Illnesses
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to Acting Administrator Rosenberg - Push to Allow Partial Fill Prescriptions to Reduce Fatal Opioid Overdoses
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee and Frank Pallone, ranking member House Energy and Commerce Committee- Mental Health Care
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee, Joe Pitts, Chairman of Subcommittee on Health, Tim Murphy Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Planned parenthood videos
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Provider-Led Entities
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
April 22, 2015 House Passes Bipartisan Welch Legislation to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse While Ensuring Patient Access to Medicine
April 21, 2015 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - NIH Alzheimers Research
March 19, 2015 The Commons - Trying to Budget in Uncertainty
Feb. 13, 2015 Over 90 Bipartisan Members of Congress Introduce "Vaccines Save Lives" House Resolution
Jan. 29, 2015 Senators Introduce Medical Innovation Act to Increase Federal Investments in Research
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 8, 2014 Bipartisan Committee Members Seek Ideas to Strengthen Graduate Medical Education
Oct. 16, 2014 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript: Ebola
Sept. 30, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Weinberger: HUD Awards City of Burlington $3.4 M. To Improve Housing Health And Safety
Sept. 25, 2014 Welch Fights To Improve Reimbursements For Vermont's Ambulance Providers
Sept. 22, 2014 Representatives Black and Welch Introduce Legislation to Advance Health Care System Payment Reforms
Sept. 19, 2014 Stivers, Welch Introduce Bill to Increase Access, Drive Down Costs and Increase Competition for Generic
Sept. 18, 2014 Stivers, Welch Introduce Bill To Increase Access, Drive Down Costs And Increase Competition for Generic
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House, and Candice Miller, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration - Banning Polystyrene from House Cafeterias
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community
Sept. 10, 2014 House Approves Gibson-Welch Legislation to Tackle Lyme Disease
July 29, 2014 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
July 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Publish Revised Poultry Slaughter Rule, Open New Public Comment Period, Solicit Public Comments
June 1, 2014 Reps. Welch and Rothfus Launch Bipartisan House Affordable Medicines Caucus
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 3, 2014 The Washington Post - Federal Act Named for Gabriella Miller Signed into Law
April 1, 2014 Obama Signs into Law Welch Legislation that Provides Relief to Hospitals Serving Seniors
March 13, 2014 VPR: FDA Approves Controversial New Painkiller
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Kamala Harris, Attonrey General, Claifornia, Torn Miller, Attorney General, Iowa, and William Sorell, Attorney General, Vermont - Bring E-Cigarettes Under Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Affordable Health Care for All Americans
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Cutting the Federal Debt
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