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

Full Name: Peter F. Welch
Office: U.S. House (VT) - At-Large, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - At-Large
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Margaret Cheney; 5 Children, 3 Stepchildren
Birth Date: 05/02/1947
Birth Place: Springfield, MA
Home City: Norwich, VT
Religion: Catholic
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Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care for All
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
Dec. 16, 2013 House Passes Bipartisan Welch Bill to Fund Pediatric Research
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - New AIDS Treatment Goal
Nov. 6, 2013 Welch Announces Bipartisan Telehealth Legislation to Improve Rural Care
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 22, 2013 Rep. Welch Unveils 21st Century Healthcare for Heroes Act
July 16, 2013 The Hill - Community Pharmacies Have Critical Role in Providing Quality Healthcare
March 13, 2013 With House Set to Again Debate Ryan Medicare Plan, Welch Introduces Bill to Save Medicare $156 Billion
Jan. 18, 2013 Welch Statement on OneCare Vermont ACO Announcement
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
April 27, 2012 New York Times - House Passes Student Loan Bill Despite Veto Threat
March 21, 2012 Protecting Access to Healthcare Act
Feb. 2, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: In Another Milestone For Health Care Reform, In 2011, Vermonters With Medicare Saved More Than $4.8 M. On Their Prescription Drugs
Dec. 9, 2011 Welch Announces Bipartisan Effort to Fight Homelessness in Vermont
Nov. 29, 2011 Vermont Awarded $18 Million for Health Care
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 20, 2011 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services,
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 11, 2011 EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
Oct. 5, 2011 Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
Sept. 21, 2011 The TRAIN Act
July 20, 2011 Make It in America
July 7, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
June 1, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
May 12, 2011 Welch Launches Bipartisan Organization to Make Drugs More Affordable and Lower Health Care Spending
May 10, 2011 At UVM Welch Highlights New Health Care Coverage for Graduating College Seniors
May 3, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for the State Health Insurance Exchanges
March 31, 2011 The Budget Crisis
Feb. 28, 2011 Vermont Delegation and Gov. Shumlin hail Obama Endorsement Of state Health Reform Waiver Legislation
Feb. 28, 2011 Vermont Delegation and Governor Shumlin Hail Obama Endorsement of State Health Reform Waiver Legislation
Feb. 10, 2011 Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court - Recusing Himself from Deliberations on Healthcare Reform
Jan. 25, 2011 Vermont Delegation Files Health Care Legislation
Jan. 19, 2011 Welch Votes Against Repealing Health Care Law
Jan. 19, 2011 The Repeal of Health Care
Jan. 19, 2011 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
Jan. 7, 2011 Citing Impact on Middle Class Vermonters, Welch Votes Against Health Care Repeal Rule
Jan. 7, 2011 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2, Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act; Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 9, Instructing Certin Committees to Report Legislation Replacing the Job-Killing Health Care Law; and for Other Purposes
Jan. 6, 2011 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript
Jan. 6, 2011 Health Care and the Deficit
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