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January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spoke on the House floor Wednesday ahead of the unprecedented second House impeachment vote of President Donald Trump. Welch has cosponsored the impeachment resolution and will vote in favor of it today. Video of Welch’s remarks is here.

January 6, 2021 Press Release

Today, Donald Trump and his allies in Congress are challenging the sacred principle of our constitution and democracy – the right of the people to determine who their leaders will be. The people elect the president through the electoral college, not politicians. The courts adjudicate election disputes, not politicians. And elections are primarily conducted by the states, not Congress.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed into law on Sunday night a government funding bill that included energy efficiency provisions championed by Representative Peter Welch, and an important Medicaid fraud bill that he introduced this Congress. The bill also funds the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2021.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced that legislation passed by Congress last night will fund critical water infrastructure projects, including three aging flood-control dams. 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – 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.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) today introduced legislation creating a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that aims to reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.

November 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Friday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urging them to immediately extend the deadline for state and local governments to use funds appropriated by the CARES Act.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted for the updated Heroes Act passed by the House late on Thursday night to deliver much needed coronavirus relief to communities across America. The updated Heroes Act was trimmed to $2.2 trillion from the more than $3 trillion bill passed in May in an attempt to engage Senate Republicans to pass a compromise aid package.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the House passed energy efficiency legislation that included seven key priorities of Rep. Welch to transition to a clean, reduced carbon economy. This legislation is a bipartisan attempt to lower carbon emissions and build a clean, sustainable green economy.


In The News

April 20, 2020 In The News

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.

March 9, 2020 In The News

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.

February 20, 2020 In The News

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.

January 23, 2020 In The News

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.

January 22, 2020 In The News

WINOOSKI — Rep. Peter Welch called on the Trump administration to abandon plans for tariffs on European wines, which Welch and members of the Vermont food and wine business community said would drastically hurt their businesses and the state. 

September 19, 2019 In The News

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on Monday in Middlebury urged Vermonters to uphold the tenets of democracy and community service in face of a White House and U.S. Senate that he believes have collectively abandoned such values.

July 8, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., compares the issue of broadband today to electricity in 1930s, when rural communities were slow to get connected.

The case for connectivity, he said, had to be made around social benefits rather than economics.

June 20, 2019 In The News

There’s plenty of money to tackle the opiate epidemic in Vermont and around the country. It’s just a matter of getting people to agree to spend the money.

June 7, 2019 In The News

ST. JOHNSBURY — Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch recently visited with young professionals in the Northeast Kingdom at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury.

The Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network helped to organize the breakfast with Congressman Welch’s office.

May 2, 2019 In The News

Congressman Peter Welch spent the day with his Randolph constituents on Thursday, stopping by the Green Light Café, the Randolph Rotary, Gifford Medical Center, and the Green Mountain Glove Factory to talk infrastructure, economic development, and rural internet connectivity.