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March 23, 2016 Press Release
Representatives Dave Trott (MI-11), Chris Collins (NY-27), Peter Welch (VT-AL), today introduced bipartisan legislation that will streamline the ability of Canadian entertainment artists to perform in the United States and bring their talents to American communities and consumers.
March 17, 2016 Press Release
Pharmaceutical company pursuing corporate inversion; moving headquarters to Ireland to dodge U.S. taxes

WASHINGTON— Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), co-chairs of the Democratic Caucus Prescription Drug Task Force, today released the following statement.

March 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, to the Supreme Court of the United States:

March 15, 2016 Press Release
As Entergy Vermont Yankee is decommissioned, delegation works to ensure transparent process and prompt return to local use

WASHINGTON—Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT),  joined by 12 House and Senate colleagues, today asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to give local stakeholders a seat at the table in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

March 10, 2016 Press Release
Jobs for Veterans Act would give a tax incentive to businesses hiring post-9/11 veterans
At the headquarters of a Rutland business committed to hiring veterans, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today unveiled his bipartisan legislation that would provide a one-time $5,000 tax incentive to businesses who hire veterans serving since September 11, 2001. Welch made the announcement at Casella Waste Management, a veteran-friendly Vermont employer. Six percent of Casella's work force are veterans.
March 10, 2016 Press Release
Continuing efforts to protect Vermont maple sugar producers and consumers’ right to know what is in their food, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by 28 members of Congress, Thursday urged U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf to exercise his legal authority to investigate and take action against products that falsely claim to contain maple syrup.
March 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday announced more than $1.4 million in NeighborWorks America grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont. 
 

February 26, 2016 Press Release
New report reveals Pfizer’s plans to skirt tax obligations while continuing to jack up prices for prescription drugs
Rep. Peter Welch, co-chair of the House Drug Pricing Task Force, called on the Obama Administration this week to block an effort by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to dodge billions of dollars in federal taxes.
February 10, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, put a stay on implementing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
February 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, put a stay on implementing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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