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January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spoke on the House floor Wednesday ahead of the unprecedented second House impeachment vote of President Donald Trump. Welch has cosponsored the impeachment resolution and will vote in favor of it today. Video of Welch’s remarks is here.

January 6, 2021 Press Release

Today, Donald Trump and his allies in Congress are challenging the sacred principle of our constitution and democracy – the right of the people to determine who their leaders will be. The people elect the president through the electoral college, not politicians. The courts adjudicate election disputes, not politicians. And elections are primarily conducted by the states, not Congress.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed into law on Sunday night a government funding bill that included energy efficiency provisions championed by Representative Peter Welch, and an important Medicaid fraud bill that he introduced this Congress. The bill also funds the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2021.

December 23, 2020 Press Release
The problem is exacerbated by oil drillers' financial struggles caused by the pandemic and the Trump administration slashing environmental regulations.Trump administration's failed enforcement could cost states hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for cleanup, while endangering the environment and public health

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced that legislation passed by Congress last night will fund critical water infrastructure projects, including three aging flood-control dams. 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted on Monday to pass a $900 billion bipartisan bill to deliver immediate relief to Americans suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill includes significant relief for families, individuals, small businesses, schools, and healthcare providers. It also includes robust funding for vaccine distribution and COVID testing and tracing.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) today introduced legislation creating a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that aims to reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.

November 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Friday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urging them to immediately extend the deadline for state and local governments to use funds appropriated by the CARES Act.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted for the updated Heroes Act passed by the House late on Thursday night to deliver much needed coronavirus relief to communities across America. The updated Heroes Act was trimmed to $2.2 trillion from the more than $3 trillion bill passed in May in an attempt to engage Senate Republicans to pass a compromise aid package.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the House passed energy efficiency legislation that included seven key priorities of Rep. Welch to transition to a clean, reduced carbon economy. This legislation is a bipartisan attempt to lower carbon emissions and build a clean, sustainable green economy.