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August 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement after today’s terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan:

August 3, 2021 Press Release
Relief provided as a result of the Congressional delegation leadership in both chambers of Congress

WASHINGTON – Vermont’s Congressional Delegation, Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernard Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch, on Tuesday congratulated the most recent Vermont recipients of the U.S.

July 30, 2021 Press Release
. . . . Delegation Secures Key Change In Treasury’s Process To Distribute COVID Relief Funds To Vermont’s Local Communities

WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, July 30, 2021) – Vermont’s Congressional Delegation, Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch, announced Friday that the U.S. Treasury Department will release funding secured through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) designated for communities in Vermont’s 14 counties.

July 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Thursday the House passed nine out of 12 of the annual Appropriations bills to fund the government that included Rep. Peter Welch’s legislative priorities and funding for nine community projects. The appropriations bills include increased funding for affordable housing, public health infrastructure, education, and green energy projects, among other Welch priorities.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), and Peter Welch (VT-At-Large) reintroduced the Seniors’ Chronic Care Management Improvement Act (H.R. 4755), bipartisan legislation that will facilitate better chronic care management (CCM) for Medicare beneficiaries.

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced a bill today to require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to provide inmates from jurisdictions that allow inmates to vote, like the District of Columbia, Maine, and Vermont, information on how to register to vote and request absen

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and a group of bipartisan Energy and Commerce members - Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch voted today on passage of a five-year, $715 billion surface transportation reauthorization and water infrastructure bill. The INVEST in America Act includes four Welch-nominated transportation projects throughout Vermont, totaling $20 million in funding. 

June 24, 2021 Press Release

(THURSDAY, June 24, 2021) -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced on Thursday that six Vermont Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are receiving Rapid Response Program funds authorized by the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The grants will provide capital needed for CDFIs to respond to