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May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This evening, by a vote of 234-183, the House of Representatives approved a multi-pronged health care package (H.R. 987) that will lower prescription drug prices and increase access to health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

May 14, 2019 Press Release

SOUTH BURLINGTON – At a Burlington airport press conference today, Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled legislation moving through Congress that will crack down on unwanted and often predatory robocalls. Welch was joined at the press conference by Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Mrs. Kathryn Ottinger of Shelburne, a Vermont senior being bombarded with daily robocalls.

May 3, 2019 Press Release

MONTPELIER, Vt. – At the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced the winners of the 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, on the day after President Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to put together a $2 trillion infrastructure investment package, Rep.

April 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) joined a bipartisan group of House and Senate members yesterday in introducing legislation to stop brand name drug company abuse of the drug approval process in order to block or slow more affordable generic drugs from coming to market. 

April 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (APRIL 26, 2019) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,153,409 to repair the Colchester Causeway.  

April 22, 2019 Press Release

RUTLAND, Vt. – At a press conference this afternoon at Rutland Pharmacy, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled two bills that will protect Vermont’s local independent pharmacies that are at risk due to anti-competitive practices by middlemen in the prescription drug market.  There are 41 independent pharmacies in Vermont employing 381 full time employees.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Oversight and Reform Committee, released the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, "Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." 

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April 16, 2019 Press Release

(TUESDAY, April 16, 2019) - Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Welch (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that Vermont will receive $21 million in new affordable housing and community development funds from the U.S.

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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.

November 8, 2018 In The News

The Democratic takeover of the House is giving new life to efforts to fight high drug prices with bipartisan action, a worrying prospect for the pharmaceutical industry.

November 7, 2018 In The News

Democrats celebrating their new-but-narrow control House majority are confronting a hard decision: Whether to work with the Trump administration – and the GOP-led Senate – to lower drug costs.

October 25, 2018 In The News

President Trump proposed on Thursday that Medicare pay for certain prescription drugs based on the prices paid in other advanced industrial countries — a huge change that could save money for the government and for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.

October 12, 2018 In The News

Vermont will soon be able to apply for up to $40 million in federal funding for projects to repair three aging flood control dams, after the Senate passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 overwhelmingly on Wednesday.

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