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July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), introduced legislation today that would cut prescription drug costs for families by placing a monthly cap on their out-of-pocket drug costs.  The Capping Prescription Drugs Act of 2018 comes as more than a quarter of Americans are struggling to afford their medicine.  

July 10, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

July 5, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement in reaction to the resignation this afternoon of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“It’s about time. Pruitt’s tenure has been an abomination. His legacy will be one of arrogance, misuse of taxpayer funds, and dismantlement of EPA’s core mission to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink.”

July 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following joint statement on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, required by Congress, documenting the adverse environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

July 3, 2018 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., July 2 – Vermont’s congressional delegation today announced that Vermont will receive $3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

June 29, 2018 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt. – This morning at Burlington’s City Market electric vehicle charging station on Flynn Avenue, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled legislation he authored to make electric vehicles more affordable, easier to purchase, and easier to charge.

June 27, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) posted the following statement on social media concerning the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy:

June 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan package of opioid bills, including three bills co-authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.). While supporting the package, Welch decried the lack of a more comprehensive approach to combatting the opioid public health epidemic ravaging communities in Vermont and across the country.

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In The News

July 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., back from a recent visit to a migrant detention center along the Texas-Mexico border, says he’s “not satisfied” with President Donald Trump’s response after reversing his administration’s policy of separating children from their families.

June 19, 2018 In The News

In a facility not far from the Mexican border in Texas, Rep. Peter Welch saw three young boys — brothers, he assumed — lying on thin mattresses under tinfoil-like Mylar blankets on Sunday.

“The three of them were holding onto each other for dear life,” the Vermont Democrat later described the scene. “They don’t know what their future is.”

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June 13, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch says President Donald Trump is playing Russian roulette with Vermont jobs by threatening to impose tariffs on Canada.

June 12, 2018 In The News

 On the heels of a rapid trip to the Mexico border to inspect conditions for children being held as illegal immigrants, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was back in Vermont on Monday afternoon, meeting with officials and touring redevelopment sites in the downtown area. It was a rapid change of scene.

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May 23, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch has signed on to a bipartisan letter demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency released a study on the health effects of the chemicals PFOA and PFOS.

May 2, 2018 In The News

Vermont’s congressional delegation is pushing back against a rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would require producers of pure maple syrup to put “added sugar” labels on their products.

April 16, 2018 In The News

 As rumors swirled Friday that President Donald Trump was preparing to dismiss a top Department of Justice official, lawmakers took steps to defend the special counsel and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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April 6, 2018 In The News

A visit here Wednesday served as a reminder to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of the countryside communities that need a hand in order to prosper. 

April 6, 2018 In The News

A consortium of organizations creating a plan to address opioid addiction in the county was an idea that took hold during a roundtable discussion attended by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont.

April 3, 2018 In The News

RICHFORD – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., spent Wednesday morning touring sites in the small town of Richford, touching base with both the Northern Tier Center for Health (NOTCH) and the workers of the Blue Seal Feed mill.

“What an incredible facility,” Welch said at the start of his tour of the NOTCH facility. “They’ve got nothing without you guys.”

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