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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Telephone Town Hall Information

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Congressman Welch held an hour-long statewide telephone town hall meeting to answer questions from Vermonters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He was joined by Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Bernie Sanders, who also delivered brief remarks about the recently passed CARES Act. Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and Darcy Carter, Administrator of the Small Business Administration’s Vermont office were on the line to help answer specific questions about how Vermonters and Vermont small businesses apply for and receive assistance.  Over 8,500 Vermonters participated in the call.

Click here to listen to a recording of the call

House Action

December 21, 2020 - Welch Supports Passage of $900 Billion COVID Relief Compromise

Rep. Peter Welch voted on Monday to pass a $900 billion bipartisan bill to deliver immediate relief to Americans suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill includes significant relief for families, individuals, small businesses, schools, and healthcare providers. It also includes robust funding for vaccine distribution and COVID testing and tracing.

May 28, 2020 - Welch Co-Sponsored Bill to Help Vermont Small Businesses Passes the House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch to revamp the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), providing more flexibility for small businesses struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. This bill is a stand-alone version of similar reforms that were included in the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800), which passed the House last week. Majority Leader McConnell has refused to take up that bill in the Senate, which also included funds to help first responders, small businesses and state and local governments respond to the pandemic.

May 16, 2020 - Welch Supports $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package To Help Impacted Communities

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion bill, the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800), late Friday night to address the unprecedented and ongoing economic and public health crisis. The bill would provide direct aid to individuals and help first responders, small businesses, and state and local governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 24, 2020 - Rep. Welch Returns to Washington To Support $484 Billion Package for Small Businesses and Hospitals Devastated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Rep. Peter Welch returned to Washington, D.C. yesterday to vote for the latest COVID-19 pandemic relief legislation. The House passed the $484 billion package with an overwhelming 388-5 bipartisan vote, which replenishes funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, increases aid for hospitals caring for the sick, and expands nationwide testing capacity.

March 27, 2020 - House Sends Massive Coronavirus Relief Package to the President’s Desk

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus bill on Friday to help individuals, families, small businesses and hospitals mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill was passed by voice vote, which allowed most Members to stay at home and reduce the health risk to themselves and others by avoiding travel and a large gathering in the Capitol.

March 14, 2020 – House Passes Emergency Package to Help Vulnerable Americans Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak

Rep. Peter Welch voted early Saturday morning for emergency legislation (H.R. 6201) to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease and help affected Americans. This bill is the second emergency coronavirus package to pass the House with an overwhelming bipartisan vote (363-40) in the past eight days. Last week, the House passed an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to primarily help states and frontline providers respond to the coronavirus. The bill passed earlier today provides assistance to individuals and families who are impacted by the outbreak.

March 5, 2020 – House Passes $8.3 Billion in Emergency Coronavirus Funding

Rep. Peter Welch voted Wednesday night in support of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 6074) to provide $8.3 billion in emergency funding to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.