BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 14 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Tuesday called upon the CEOs of FairPoint Communications and the Illinois company that is set to purchase it, Consolidated Communications Holdings, to reverse the planned layoff of nearly 10 percent of FairPoint’s workforce.
Vermont environmental leaders endorse Welch legislation
BURLINGTON, Vt. – With leaders of Vermont’s environmental community at his side, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) renewed his commitment to reform the federal ethanol mandate in the new Congress that convenes in early January. Joining Welch were representatives of the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Lake Champlain International, and Vermont Natural Resources Council.
“We in Congress are ready to work with you to ensure the industry’s success,” Welch writes
WASHINGTON––Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump outlining practical steps he can take to steady wildly fluctuating milk prices and restore stability to the dairy industry.
Legislation includes research funding for the treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases
Convening statewide telephone town hall meeting tomorrow evening
WASHINGTON –– Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the below statement following the announcement of a Vermont Air National Guard deployment.
Welch-authored bipartisan letter follows Congressional enactment of new toxic chemicals safety law
WASHINGTON –Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today sent a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the review for potential regulation of three chemical clusters that disproportionately affect first responders and emergency personnel. EPA’s review of potentially toxic chemicals was directed by Congress in recently enacted toxic chemical safety legislation.
Bipartisan legislation will direct calculation of job creation and consumer spending
WASHINGTON – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would direct the Department of Commerce to assess and quantify the contributions to job creation and consumer spending of the outdoor and recreation industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act (H.R. 2566), legislation introduced by Iowa Congressman David Young and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch to address call quality and reliability standards in rural areas.