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Peter Welch's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. House (VT) - At-Large, Democratic
Date Title
Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member on the Committee on Appropriations - Push for Marijuana Fix
Jan. 11, 2018 Welch Advances Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis
Jan. 11, 2018 Schatz, Welch, McKinley Introduce Legislation To Establish And Fund New Opioids And Stop Pain Initiative At National Institutes Of Health
Jan. 10, 2018 Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Bipartisan Members of Congress at Signing of H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act
Jan. 4, 2018 Welch Statement on Sessions Marijuana Decision
Nov. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Rep. Rohrabacher Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Continuation of Policy Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws
Oct. 11, 2017 Welch Urges House Action on Opioid Crisis; Shares Vermont Experience with Epidemic
June 27, 2017 Welch, House Task Force Unveil Agenda to Combat Opioid Epidemic
June 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Drug Proposal Would Be a "Betrayal" and Grant Pharma's Wish List
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the office of Managament and Budget - Urging Administration to Maintain Anti-Drug-Funding
May 4, 2017 Vermont Awarded $2 Million Federal Grant to Address Opioid Misuse
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices
March 29, 2017 Schakowsky, Cummings, DeLauro, and Welch Introduce Comprehensive Bill to Address Drug Pricing
March 8, 2017 Cummings and Welch Propose Medicare Drug Negotiation Bill in Meeting With President
March 7, 2017 Cummings to Meet with President on Lowering Prescription Drug Prices
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike
Feb. 15, 2017 Griffith, Welch Reintroduce the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act
Dec. 1, 2016 House Approves New Funding for States Battling Nationwide Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Call for Funding to Combat Drug Epidemic
Sept. 14, 2016 Days After Welch and Duckworth's Request, Oversight Committee Calls Hearing on Prescription Drug Pricing
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People
May 15, 2016 Vermont Press Bureau - Welch Targets Opioid Scourge
May 13, 2016 House Passes Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic, Welch's Bipartisan Initiatives Included
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force
May 11, 2016 Burlington Free Press - "Welch Pushes for Opiate Funding"
May 11, 2016 WPTZ - Rep. Peter Welch Supports Bills to Fight Opiate Crisis
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
April 27, 2016 Welch's Bipartisan Opioid Amendment Clears Committee Hurdle, Heads to House Floor for Vote
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 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations - Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking
Sept. 19, 2014 Reps. Blackburn, Marino, Chu, and Welch Applaud Senate Introduction of Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Sept. 12, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Grant Will Help Expand the Lund Center's Help to Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Conquering Substance Abuse
July 30, 2014 House Passes Welch Legislation to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse and Ensure Timely Patient Access
July 29, 2014 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014
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
March 13, 2014 VPR: FDA Approves Controversial New Painkiller
March 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Zohydro ER
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reschedule Marijuana
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
Oct. 6, 2011 Letter to theJoint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Supercommittee)
June 22, 2011 The Hill - 'House Republican Signs on to Democrats' Medicare Drug Savings Proposal'
June 20, 2011 At Barre Senior Center Welch Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Cut the Deficit
June 16, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. 2012
May 12, 2011 Welch Launches Bipartisan Organization to Make Drugs More Affordable and Lower Health Care Spending
May 25, 2010 Feingold Introduces Welch Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act in Senate
March 3, 2010 Welch And 61 House Members Introduce Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Bill
Oct. 7, 2009 Momentum Builds For Welch Drug Price Negotiation Measure
July 31, 2009 Welch Amendment To Cut Senior Drug Prices Passes
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