by Guy Page
All but two votes cast thus far in the 2021-22 session by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives have addressed the removal of office and/or impeachment of President Donald Trump, according to a review of the Vermont congressman’s voting record on www.clerk.house.gov. In each case he has voted against Trump and with the Democratic majority.
Apart from “housekeeping” votes at the beginning of the 2021-22 session, the two non-Trump-related votes (both yes) were to allow the appointment of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and to require federal government spending to be posted online for transparency purposes.
Welch also has co-sponsored 26 bills, including the censure of two Republican colleagues who defended Trump in the Electoral College vote, reparations for African-Americans, and admitting Washington DC as a state – to be known as Douglass Commonwealth. The information below is presented as published on the House website:
|1/21/2021||18||H. R. 335||To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces||Ayes||Passed|
|1/13/2021||17||H. Res. 24||Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors||Ayes||Passed|
|1/13/2021||16||H. Res. 41||Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 24) impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors||Ayes||Passed|
|1/13/2021||15||H. Res. 41||Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 24) impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors||Ayes||Passed|
|1/12/2021||14||H. Res. 21||Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President||Ayes||Passed|
|1/12/2021||13||H. Res. 38||Providing for consideration of H. Res. 21||Ayes||Passed|
|1/12/2021||12||H. Res. 38||Providing for consideration of H. Res. 21||Ayes||Passed|
|1/5/2021||9||H. R. 22||Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021||Ayes||Passed|
Welch is listed as a sponsor or co-sponsor on 26 bills in the 2021-22 session:
- H.R.435 — To exclude from tax certain payments of Federal pandemic unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.
- H.R.394 — To expand loan relief to all Federal student loan borrowers, and for other purposes.
- H.R.384 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify employer-provided fringe benefits for bicycle commuting.
- H.R.379 — To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes.
- H.R.366 — To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive or modify application of Medicare requirements with respect to telehealth services during any emergency period, and for other purposes.
- H.R.328 —To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
- H.R.321 — To authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve State, local, and Indian tribal government plans to partner with small and mid-size restaurants and nonprofit organizations to provide nutritious meals to individuals in need, to waive certain matching fund requirements, and for other purposes.
- H.R.279 — To provide lasting protection for inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System.
- H.R.263 – To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes.
- H.R.262 — To prohibit the imposition of the death penalty for any violation of Federal law, and for other purposes.
- H.R.256 —To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
- H.R.154 — To provide regulatory relief for Black and community banks, to codify the Minority Bank Deposit Program, and for other purposes.
- H.R.153 —To prohibit brand name drug manufacturers from compensating generic drug manufacturers to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable product manufacturers to delay entry of biosimilar and interchangeable products, and for other purposes.
- H.R.151 — To address the public health risks posed by wildlife markets, and for other purposes.
- H.R.55 — Emmett Till Antilynching Act
- H.R.51 — Washington, D.C. Admission Act
- H.R.40 — Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans
- H.J.Res.17 — Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
- H.J.Res.1 — Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
- H.Res.51 — Expressing deep gratitude on behalf of the people of the United States to the journalists and news staff who risked threats of injury and death to chronicle the horrendous details of the insurrection on January 6, 2021.
- H.Res.33 — Recognizing January 2021 as “National Mentoring Month”, and for other purposes.
- Res.31 — Condemning and censuring Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama.
- H.Res.24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
- H.Res.21 — Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President.
- H.Res.19 — Condemning and censuring Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas.
- H.Res.14 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Censuring and condemning President Donald J. Trump for attempting to overturn the results of the November 2020 presidential election in the State of Georgia.