Welch Delivers First Floor Speech On Civility
Representative Peter Welch delivered his first speech on the House floor today for the House Committee on Rules.
Welch made his remarks on restoring civility to the U.S. House in order to meet the legislative challenges faced by Congress.
Applying his experience as a Vermont legislator, Welch noted that "the rules we propose for your consideration are basic; they are rules that apply to legislators in Vermont and probably rules many of your own state legislators take for granted," he said.
"Together, we have a lot of work to do... Our obligation is to do everything we can to move our country forward by confronting directly the challenges before us... These rules - applying to all - will help us all do the work of the people we represent," Welch added.