February 10, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, put a stay on implementing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
February 5, 2016 Press Release
Legislation will expand HUD housing assistance to pay for insurance, utilities, and property taxes of mobile homeowners
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would expand the federal housing assistance program to cover previously ineligible expenses of low income mobile home owners. The bipartisan initiative was approved as an amendment to the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), which passed the House and will now go to the Senate for further consideration.
February 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressmen to work to close digital divide
Reps. Kevin Cramer (R- ND), Bob Latta (R-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the launch of the Rural Broadband Caucus. The bipartisan initiative will facilitate discussion, educate Members of Congress and staff, and develop policy solutions to the digital divide that exists in rural America.