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March 23, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), joined by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), have introduced legislation to force the president to disclose the topline annual budget request for each of the 16 federal agencies conducting intelligence activities. Currently, topline spending levels are classified and hidden from the taxpayer.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement following his vote in favor of the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, which passed the House on a vote of 256-167:

“I voted for this bill because, on balance, it is good for Vermont and good for the country.

March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took to the House floor this morning to condemn yet another early morning tweetstorm by President Trump attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller and undermining his independent investigation.

March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As Vermont emerges from a winter of extreme cold, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has rallied a bipartisan coalition to fight for full funding of the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. President Trump has proposed eliminating the program in his budget two years in a row.

March 8, 2018 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. Senate to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mitigating harmful environmental impacts and advancing the next generation of biofuels.

February 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018) – On the Net Neutrality National Day of Action, Senate and House Democrats – including Vermont’s Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) -- introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision on net neutrality.

February 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late yesterday, President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that will improve landline telephone service in rural areas plagued by phone calls being dropped or not getting through at all.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

(WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018) — Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) Wednesday announced that Vermont Rural Ventures will receive $60 million in federal tax credits to spur economic development projects throughout the state.

February 12, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), co-chair of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the president’s infrastructure proposal:

February 9, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement on the passing of Tony Pomerleau:


In The News

March 12, 2018 In The News

The Trump administration's proposal to replace a portion of food stamp benefits with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods has little chance of passing in Congress, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said Friday.

March 12, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Vermont’s sole member of the House of Representatives is leading an effort to curb the production and related environmental impacts of corn ethanol.

March 8, 2018 In The News

There were very few seats left empty in Herrick Auditorium on Friday as students, faculty and community members gathered for an open forum with Rep. Peter Welch.

“Ever since Vermont became the first new state to join the union in 1791, we have established an amazingly proud legacy in sending very distinguished people to the United States Congress,” Dean Jonathan Spiro said.

March 1, 2018 In The News

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – It’s not every day that a Congressman comes to visit Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. The children and staff were very excited to welcome U.S. Representative for Vermont, Peter Welch, and show him around the campus on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

February 6, 2018 In The News

If there was a unifying theme during Friday afternoon’s roundtable at the St. Albans BAART clinic, it was that addressing the opioid crisis was a community-wide challenge with no easy answers.

January 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch is renewing his call to repeal a federal law that mandates that most gasoline contain 10 percent ethanol.

Welch says the ethanol mandate has been an environmental and economic disaster and is wreaking havoc on the small engines that Vermonters use for work and recreation.

January 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and other lawmakers in Congress plan to introduce legislation blocking a recent decision abolishing net neutrality regulations.

The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to roll back Obama-era rules that required internet service providers to give consumers equal access to all content on the internet.

January 3, 2018 In The News

From President Donald Trump’s inauguration to the Women’s March, the narrowly defeated Obamacare repeal to the narrowly passed tax reform bill, the Russian election interference probe to #MeToo — 2017 was a year of high drama in Washington.

December 11, 2017 In The News

As the threat of another government shutdown loomed on Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., was busy dealing with an array of fast-changing events that will have varying degrees of impact in Vermont.