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May 5, 2016 Press Release
In wake of Volkswagen scandal, Welch’s initiative would establish criminal penalties for knowingly violating emissions regulations
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced legislation that would establish criminal penalties under the Clean Air Act for automakers who install “defeat devices” in vehicles to bypass emissions regulations.
April 29, 2016 Press Release
DIGIT Act establishes a working group to identify regulatory barriers, spectrum needs, and security issues that would inhibit expanded use of the IoT

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) have introduced the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act to facilitate planning and coordination among government and private entities to support expanded use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of physical, everyday objects that have network connectivity.

April 27, 2016 Press Release
Initiative included in a package of committee bills addressing opioid crisis
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved an initiative by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would help law enforcement gain access to real-time information on drug overdoses. The Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act (H.R. 4982), as amended by Welch’s initiative, was unanimously approved by the committee and will now head to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote.