WASHINGTON— Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and John Katko (R-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help federal student loan borrowers make smarter loan choices and better position themselves during the repayment process. The bill is the latest Welch initiative to simplify the process of applying for and repaying federal student loans.
Washington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to President Trump in reaction to press reports that he will soon sign an executive order favorable to the agenda of the pharmaceutical industry that will provide no relief to Americans reeling from exorbitant drug price increases.
RICHMOND, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch today convened a roundtable of young Vermont farmers and agricultural leaders to discuss the challenges facing young people interested in pursuing agricultural careers. Welch unveiled bipartisan legislation that would encourage young farmers to take over family farms and pursue careers in agriculture.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch to improve energy efficiency in schools in Vermont and across the country.
WASHINGTON – This afternoon in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2430), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced an amendment to authorize the importation of safe, low-cost medicine from Canada. A full transcript of Welch’s remarks can be found here.
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 6 -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that Williston and Richmond have received a combined $656,000 in U.S. Forest Service grants to create town forests.
WASHINGTON – As President Trump and his Administration reportedly weigh additional troop deployments and an expansion of the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Stephen F.
BURLINGTON — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Thursday that three southern Vermont organizations will share a total of $700,000 in Brownfields Program assessment and cleanup grants from the U.S.
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 1 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that Vermont has received $3 million in AmeriCorps funding.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation that creates a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that will reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.
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Calling it a “dark day in the history of the United States Congress,” U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Thursday voted against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But by a narrow vote of 217 to 213, Republicans prevailed in their months-long quest to pass the American Health Care Act, a top priority for President Donald Trump.
LYNDON CENTER – U.S. Congressman Peter Welch spent Thursday traversing the Northeast Kingdom, talking with local officials and businesses about the economy, visiting a Veterans clinic, and stopping in at Lyndon State College for a ‘Congress On Your Campus’ roundtable.
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch came to the Northeast Kingdom on Thursday to listen, and he left with plenty to talk about when he gets back to the nation’s capital.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch had a busy Thursday in Rutland last week. He spoke on behalf of the Community Development Block Grants, visited a Veterans’ Affairs outpatient clinic, sat in on a meeting with the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and got a tour of the Vermont Farmers Food Center.
Rep. Peter Welch met with leaders of social service nonprofits in the Upper Valley on Monday to talk about how President Trump's proposed budget would affect the area.
MIDDLEBURY — Congressman Peter Welch arrived in Middlebury last Thursday ready to hear county dairy farmers’ ideas for improving the next farm bill — in particular ways to fix the current farm bill’s underperforming program to help the dairy farmers survive plunging milk prices.
MONTPELIER – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., joined Vermont arts and humanities leaders Wednesday to warn about potential cuts to cultural programs across the Green Mountains.
During Congress’ two-week Easter recess, Vermont’s lone House representative plans to travel across the state to hear what residents believe the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget will be. On Tuesday, Democrat Peter Welch stopped at a food shelf in St. Albans to discuss how the potential cuts could impact the service and other safety net programs.
ST. ALBANS — Vermont’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives met with dairy farmers Tuesday to begin crafting a “battle plan” for the next farm bill after the current one expires in 2018.
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Head Start is meant to help low income kids get ready for school, and it is in every county of Vermont.