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April 9, 2021 Press Release
Americans pay drastically higher prices for medications than patients in other similar, developed countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is teaming up with U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-AL) to lead a bicameral letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra asking him to quickly establish a reference pricing program for pharmaceutical drugs, lowering United States’ drug prices to be in line with other wealthy nations.

March 18, 2021 Press Release
The Federal Building Clean Jobs Act Would Modernize Hundreds of Federal Facilities, Reduce America’s Carbon Footprint, Create Thousands of Jobs and Save Taxpayers Millions of Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today introduced the Federal Building Clean Jobs Act, a bill to modernize federal facilities with cutting-edge retrofits, energy efficiency upgrades and innovative green engineering designs.

March 12, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch was reappointed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to the exclusive and powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Friday afternoon. Last Congress, the committee, with Rep. Welch’s active participation, conducted the investigation into President Trump’s improper actions that led to the House impeaching the former president for the first time.

March 11, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan bill makes critical reforms and provides at least $250 million to support recreational trails.

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.-At Large) and John Curtis (R-Utah-3) today reintroduced legislation that will more than double funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  Since 1991, the RTP has provided funding to states to develop and maintain outdoor recreational trails, allowing millions of Americans and their families to enjoy activities such as hiking, bicycling, c

March 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Tuesday introduced legislation to connect every household in America with high-speed broadband service capable of supporting remote schooling, online businesses and remote work, telehealth appointments, and entertainment streaming.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Wednesday night voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This comprehensive reform bill would begin to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, change the culture of policing, and hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) today sent a letter to the CEOs of Visa and Mastercard urging the companies not to raise interchange fee rates during the pandemic.

March 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch supported the House passed $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’ COVID relief bill late Friday night. The bold bill is a top priority of both Rep.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would provide federal funding to revitalize forests being destroyed by invasive species and help stem the future infestations of invasive pests.

February 24, 2021 Press Release
Extension of electric vehicle tax credit will slash dangerous pollution driving climate crisis

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch yesterday introduced the Electric Cars Act, bicameral legislation that would address America’s addiction to dangerous fossil fuels by fully extending the electric vehicle tax credit for 10 years, making the tax credit immediately available to buyers at the dealership and helping to deploy critical charging infrastructure.