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December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) introduced legislation to create a new federal grant program that will assist Vermonters seeking to upgrade their old, inefficient wood stoves to more economical and energy efficient models.

December 9, 2019 Press Release

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – At an airport press conference this morning before returning to Washington, Rep. Peter Welch outlined major drug price relief legislation that will be considered by the House on Thursday.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation to crack down on unwanted and predatory robocalls.  The House vote was 417-3.  The Senate is expected to approve the bill in the near future and send it to the desk of President Trump for his expected signature.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH1), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2), Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoin

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced companion bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, November 13 – In response to President Trump's recent cut in refugee admissions, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch issued the following statement:

November 4, 2019 Press Release

Monday, November 4, 2019 – U.S. Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), John Larson (D-CT), and Darren Soto (D-FL) have introduced the Safeguarding Medicare Access to Respiratory Therapy (SMART) Act of 2019.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., October 30 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that the Vermont Fire Academy and fire departments throughout the state have received more than $2 million through 16 federal grants.
 

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In The News

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.

February 1, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (WCAX) U.S. House Democrats have one bill at the top of their list-- HR.1, which would make Election Day a federal holiday. They call it the For the People Act.

It's meant to expand access to voting, reduce the influence of big money in politics and strengthen ethics rules for public servants.

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January 29, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both parties served notice on pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday that the days of unchecked drug-price increases were over and that they would be held politically accountable for exorbitant prices.

January 7, 2019 In The News

A divided Congress probably won’t be able to agree on much over the next two years. But that vacuum could bode well for one vexing problem both parties say they want to solve: the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Prescription drug companies and their legions of Washington lobbyists are strapping in for their rockiest year on Capitol Hill in at least a decade, as newly empowered House Democrats prepare a raft of bills to check U.S. drug prices.

December 11, 2018 In The News

Vermont Representative Peter Welch tweeted his support for a measure to push job creation and environmental sustainability — a plan championed by one of the Democratic Party's youngest rising stars.

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