WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is teaming up with U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-AL) to lead a bicameral letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra asking him to quickly establish a reference pricing program for pharmaceutical drugs, lowering United States’ drug prices to be in line with other wealthy nations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today introduced the Federal Building Clean Jobs Act, a bill to modernize federal facilities with cutting-edge retrofits, energy efficiency upgrades and innovative green engineering designs.
Rep. Peter Welch was reappointed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to the exclusive and powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Friday afternoon. Last Congress, the committee, with Rep. Welch’s active participation, conducted the investigation into President Trump’s improper actions that led to the House impeaching the former president for the first time.
WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.-At Large) and John Curtis (R-Utah-3) today reintroduced legislation that will more than double funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Since 1991, the RTP has provided funding to states to develop and maintain outdoor recreational trails, allowing millions of Americans and their families to enjoy activities such as hiking, bicycling, c
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Tuesday introduced legislation to connect every household in America with high-speed broadband service capable of supporting remote schooling, online businesses and remote work, telehealth appointments, and entertainment streaming.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Wednesday night voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This comprehensive reform bill would begin to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, change the culture of policing, and hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) today sent a letter to the CEOs of Visa and Mastercard urging the companies not to raise interchange fee rates during the pandemic.
WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch supported the House passed $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’ COVID relief bill late Friday night. The bold bill is a top priority of both Rep.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would provide federal funding to revitalize forests being destroyed by invasive species and help stem the future infestations of invasive pests.
WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch yesterday introduced the Electric Cars Act, bicameral legislation that would address America’s addiction to dangerous fossil fuels by fully extending the electric vehicle tax credit for 10 years, making the tax credit immediately available to buyers at the dealership and helping to deploy critical charging infrastructure.
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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch told more than 100 members of the business community Monday that help is on the way to ease the financial pain from the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the newly-passed American Rescue Plan.
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MONTPELIER – It’s a question that’s probably been on the minds of many Vermonters for weeks now – when can we expect the next round of federal COVID-19 relief?
On Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch (D) spoke with Vermont lawmakers about a $1.9 trillion bill headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.
Ever since rioters overtook the U.S. Capitol on January 6, WAMC News has been gathering eye-witness accounts from the lawmakers who were pinned down that day in Washington, starting in the scary minutes as the siege was unfolding and continuing for the next several weeks. This is their story.
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WOODSTOCK, Vt. (WCAX) - Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vermont, on Wednesday commended high schoolers for their resilience during the pandemic.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and four other members of Congress, plan to introduce legislation this week that would help states to keep infection rates under control as they reopen their economies frozen during the Covid-19 pandemic.
LYNDON — Students studying climate science at Northern Vermont University sought advice from Rep. Peter Welch on messaging and more during a forum at the college Friday.
FAIRFAX — On a tour of the town, Rep. Peter Welch visited community staples and heard from business-owners about pressures facing Vermonters, ending his visit with a bottle of ginger-infused maple syrup.
BRANDON — Rep. Peter Welch said Thursday the town’s work on the Route 7 overhaul through its downtown serves as a model for how such projects should be done.
The Democratic congressman visited with town officials and went with them on a walking tour of the all-but-complete Segment Six project Thursday afternoon.