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April 13, 2017 Press Release
Kushner “omitted” numerous transition-period meetings, including discussions with Putin allies

April 12, 2017 (Washington, DC) – A group of House Democrats led by Rep.

April 10, 2017 Press Release
Congressmen lead letter to House Appropriations Committee on LIHEAP funding

WASHINGTON—Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-VT), Rep. Peter King (NY-02), and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced they have rallied a bipartisan coalition to fight for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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April 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the following statement: 

“Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people is crime against humanity and a clear violation of international law.  He is a war criminal who will be held accountable for his barbaric actions.  

April 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)this week introduced the Fair Access for Safe and Timely (FAST) Generics Act. The legislation would thwart manipulation of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug safety regulations in order to block the production of generic alternatives to brand name medicines.

April 4, 2017 Press Release
Energy Savings Performance Contracts and Utility Energy Service Contracts provide key opportunity that has saved federal government over $12 billion the past 20 years

Washington, DC – Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Congressmen Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today delivered bipartisan letters to President Donald Trump calling on the administration’s support and use of the Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs).

March 28, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Welch: ‘Some of the best minds of the 18th Century apparently are advising President Trump on science matters’

WASHINGTON—Today, after President Trump signed an executive order that calls on the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) went to the House floor to slam the plan.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement:

March 20, 2017 Press Release

“We have expressed our serious concerns to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about these arrests of several farmworkers and farmworker advocates.  We are also reaching out to ICE about the potential impact in Vermont of President Trump’s executive order calling for increased immigration enforcement.

March 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Monday that a joint town meeting will be held by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. 

March 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced bicameral legislation to establish safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded use of commercial and government drones. The Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act will ensure standards for informing the public about the location, timing and ownership of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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