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March 20, 2017 Press Release

“We have expressed our serious concerns to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about these arrests of several farmworkers and farmworker advocates.  We are also reaching out to ICE about the potential impact in Vermont of President Trump’s executive order calling for increased immigration enforcement.

March 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Monday that a joint town meeting will be held by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. 

March 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced bicameral legislation to establish safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded use of commercial and government drones. The Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act will ensure standards for informing the public about the location, timing and ownership of unmanned aerial vehicles.
March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, a senior Democrat on the Oversight Committee and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, met with President Donald J.

March 8, 2017 Press Release
Welch gives remarks in Energy and Commerce Committee markup of Republican healthcare proposal

WASHINGTON—Today in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) indicted the so-called “repeal and replace” bill proposed by the Republican majority. A full transcript of Welch’s remarks can be found here.

March 7, 2017 Press Release
Will be joined by Johns Hopkins Hospital President Miller

WASHINGTON--Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is scheduled to meet with President Donald J. Trump on March 8, 2017, to discuss lowering prescription drug prices.  Cummings will be joined by Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, a senior Democrat on the Oversight Committee and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Dr. Redonda G.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Rep. Welch made the following statement in response to the President's revised Executive Order on immigration:

March 2, 2017 Press Release
Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315):

March 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington – Just days after the President proposed a $54 billion increase to defense spending, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) introduced the Department of Defense Overhead Cost Savings and Transparency Act which would declassify the entirety of

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March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Welch on Thursday released the follow statement calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign his post immediately: 

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