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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.
 

October 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with fellow Co-Chairs Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Rep David Schweikert (AZ-06), announced the introduction of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a major drug pricing reform bill that includes a price negotiation initiative long championed by Rep. Peter Welch. 

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, October 18 – Today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to swiftly resolve the recall of Natpara, a lifesaving drug used to manage blood calcium levels for people with a rare condition called hypoparathyroidism.
 

October 11, 2019 Press Release

STOWE – With the bustling Stowe Foliage Arts Festival as a backdrop, Rep. Peter Welch today unveiled legislation he is championing in Congress to boost international tourism to Vermont. Welch made the announcement at Top Notch during a roundtable discussion with leaders of Vermont’s travel and tourism industry.

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), Brendan F.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep.  Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) that would address a loophole contributing to the rising cost of health care for consumers and threatening access to lifesaving medications.

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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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