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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.

September 23, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D) applauded the inclusion of additional USCIS funding in the stopgap government funding bill (H.R. 8337) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night. The additional funds, long championed by Welch and Senators Patrick Leahy (D) and Bernie Sanders (I), will prevent the furloughs of agency staff in Vermont, and across the nation.

September 19, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Tonight is a devastating night for our country. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have been small in stature, but she was a titan of jurisprudence. A pioneer from the earliest days of her career, she won a landmark case for women’s rights in 1971, before being appointed to the highest court in the land in 1993.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Friday introduced legislation to extend the deadline for state and local governments to use funds appropriated by the CARES Act. Currently, the state and local relief funds from the CARES Act must be used by December 31st, making it impossible to complete long-term recovery projects. Rep.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today introduced the Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act of 2020, which gives states a meaningful role in the development and approval of reactor shutdown plans and post-shutdown license transfers.

September 16, 2020 Press Release
Reversal follows letters from the Members and Governors Scott, Sununu, and Mills asking President Trump to reverse 10% tariff on aluminum.

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.-At Large), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.-2), Chellie Pingree (D- Maine-1) and Chris Pappas (D- N.H.-1) applauded the Trump administration’s decision to suspend a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum imports.

September 11, 2020 Press Release
Letter supports request from state Governors to reverse Trump decision to impose 10% tariff.

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.-At Large), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.-2), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.-1) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine-1) on Friday sent a letter to President Trump asking him to reverse his decision to impose a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum imports.

August 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Tuesday introduced the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will help identify and eliminate barriers to the quickly developing ‘internet of things’ network of appliances and everyday objects.

August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Saturday voted to pass emergency legislation to protect the U.S. Postal Service from political interference ahead of the November election.

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