On Tuesday, October 1st, Senator Welch and the members of the Joint Committee on Financial Services heard testimony on the need for expanded access to telemedicine. (more…)
BOSTON– On Thursday, March 22nd the Massachusetts Senate passed two bills improving practical education for our students: one to improve financial literacy and the other to increase civic engagement. (more…)
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.
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.
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…)
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.
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.
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.
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.