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June 16, 2021 Press Release

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

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today sent a letter to Michel Vounatsos, CEO of Biogen, demanding answers about the $56,000 annual price tag for Aduhelm. Aduhelm was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help treat the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch sent a letter to the Biden administration late Monday urging him to work with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allow additional travel between the United States and Canada.

May 10, 2021 Press Release
Burlington Technical Center’s Patient Mwibeleca Takes First Place

Burlington, Vt. – In a zoom meeting with talented high school artists from across Vermont today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced the winners of the 40th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Peter Welch announced that Patricia Johnson, an Emergency Room nurse from Bennington, will be his virtual guest for President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress this evening.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), and Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-dairy products as dairy.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

This verdict is a relief. My hope is that George Floyd’s loved ones receive some comfort in this verdict, but it will not bring him back into their lives.

April 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Monday that Vermont recently received more than $150 million through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program.

April 16, 2021 Press Release
Joint statement from Leahy, Sanders and Welch:

“We are pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to our request to reopen the public comment period related to the proposed construction of massive surveillance towers along the Vermont-Canadian border.