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September 17, 2019 Press Release

(TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019) -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) are reminding Vermont dairy farmers that signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program ends this Friday, Sept. 20, giving producers just a few more days to enroll.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced the Building Efficiently Act of 2019, a bill to encourage property developers to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings they work on. The bill would extend residential construction tax credits that expired in 2017 and expand them to rental properties.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation identical to the bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced in the Senate last week by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

July 24, 2019 Press Release

(WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will receive a $3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase electric buses and charging stations to be used in Vermont’s Upper Valley.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – At a Congressional hearing this afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) asked Special Counsel Robert Mueller a series of questions on collusion and Russian interference in U.S. elections. When asked by Welch if election interference with no consequences was now “the new normal,” Mueller replied, “I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear it is.”

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July 24, 2019 Press Release
Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Daines, Klobuchar

Washington, D.C. – Members of Congress led by Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams.

July 19, 2019 Press Release
. . . Amends The So-Called 100-Mile “Border Zone” To Limit DHS Vehicle Stops And Warrantless Searches Of People And Property

WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, July 19, 2019) – U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) late Thursday reintroduced their legislation to strengthen privacy protections in the United States by limiting the unreasonably large “border zone.”  Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced an identical version of the bill in the House of Representatives.

July 18, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement this morning regarding his decision to support the impeachment of President Trump. For interested Vermont reporters, the Congressman will hold a media availability by phone this afternoon at 1 p.m. Contact Lincoln Peek to obtain the call-in number.

Statement of Rep. Peter Welch:

I have concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached.

I do not arrive at this conclusion lightly. The power of impeachment granted to Congress by our Founding Fathers should not be casually employed. In our democracy, every deference should be given to the outcome of every election.

July 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), last week introduced bipartisan legislation to boost funding for homeless programs in small states. The legislation would increase the small state minimum funding for the federal Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program from $300,000 to $750,000.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Ways & Means Committee approved the Seniors’ Chronic Care Management Improvement Act (H.R. 3436), introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Peter Welch (D-VT).

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