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December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) introduced legislation to create a new federal grant program that will assist Vermonters seeking to upgrade their old, inefficient wood stoves to more economical and energy efficient models.

December 9, 2019 Press Release
Legislation includes top Welch priority to empower federal government to negotiate lower prices with the pharmaceutical industry.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – At an airport press conference this morning before returning to Washington, Rep. Peter Welch outlined major drug price relief legislation that will be considered by the House on Thursday.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation to crack down on unwanted and predatory robocalls.  The House vote was 417-3.  The Senate is expected to approve the bill in the near future and send it to the desk of President Trump for his expected signature.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH1), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2), Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoin

November 14, 2019 Press Release
Bill would phase out corn ethanol mandate, reverse tide of habitat destruction, and boost the mandate for advanced biofuels that reduce greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced companion bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, November 13 – In response to President Trump's recent cut in refugee admissions, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch issued the following statement:

November 4, 2019 Press Release

Monday, November 4, 2019 – U.S. Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), John Larson (D-CT), and Darren Soto (D-FL) have introduced the Safeguarding Medicare Access to Respiratory Therapy (SMART) Act of 2019.

November 1, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 4938 would make important reforms to ambulance services to help bring more certainty to providers nationwide

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., October 30 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that the Vermont Fire Academy and fire departments throughout the state have received more than $2 million through 16 federal grants.
 

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