Senator Welch and Senator Rush Talk Veterans Services with Springfield Partners for Community Action

Senator Welch and Senator Mike Rush, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, visited Springfield Partners for Community Action on Monday, March 19th. The visit focused on services provided to veterans and included representatives from NABVETS and the Springfield Veteran’s Service Officer.

Senator Welch Joins Students from West Springfield High School During National Walkout Day

On March 14th, students in schools from around the country participated in National Walkout Day in protest of gun violence. Senator Welch joined the students from West Springfield High School during their walkout, hoping to not only show his support for their message, but also add to the growing number of voices calling for action.

Senator Welch Introduces US Senator Elizabeth Warren At Springfield Open House

On March 9 Senator Welch joined US Senator Elizabeth Warren at Springfield Technical Community College for an Open House. Senator Welch started off the event by introducing Senator Warren to the crowd, applauding her for championing equality.and her leadership on health care.

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Access to Confidential Health Care

BOSTON, MA – Today the Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation to protect patients’ access to confidential health care. In an effort to maintain the confidentiality of patients covered as dependents on another person’s insurance policy, the “PATCH Act” requires insurance carriers to issue common summary of payment forms directly to the patient. (more…)

Senator Welch Co-Sponsors Pizza Day at the Chicopee Senior Center

On February 9th Senator Welch co-sponsored pizza day at the Chicopee Senior Center. This event was part of Senator Welch’s “Pizza Party with your State Senator” event series. The parties are a casual way to start conversations with constituents that hopefully continue through regular contact with Senator Welch’s office when people have concerns, an opinion, a suggestion, or need help with something.

Senate Passes Bill Funding State Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate today voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the Commonwealth. Spending authorizations in the bill include bonds for state university and community college campus improvements, public safety and security facilities and clean energy and efficiency programs.

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Senator Welch Attends Western Mass Food Bank Legislative Panel

Senator Welch attended The Western Mass Food Bank Legislative Panel on February 5, 2018. During the panel Senator Welch discussed the legislative and budget priorities of the Food Bank like SNAP policy and MEFAP funding. Additionally, the senator spoke about how citizens can better advocate for issues they care about and how to work with your elected officials to create positive change.

Senate Votes to Provide $15 Million in Funding to Schools Accepting Student from Puerto Rico

On February 1, 2018 the Massachusetts Senate passed a supplemental budget that includes $15 million for school districts educating students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were displaced by hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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