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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. 

February 5, 2016 Press Release
Legislation will expand HUD housing assistance to pay for insurance, utilities, and property taxes of mobile homeowners
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would expand the federal housing assistance program to cover previously ineligible expenses of low income mobile home owners. The bipartisan initiative was approved as an amendment to the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), which passed the House and will now go to the Senate for further consideration.
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February 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressmen to work to close digital divide
Reps. Kevin Cramer (R- ND), Bob Latta (R-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the launch of the Rural Broadband Caucus. The bipartisan initiative will facilitate discussion, educate Members of Congress and staff, and develop policy solutions to the digital divide that exists in rural America.
January 5, 2016 Press Release
Vermont ethics and health care leaders join Welch in advocating for completion of advance healthcare directives
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the introduction of his bipartisan legislation encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to make their treatment preferences known to families and providers should they be unable to make their own decisions due to a debilitating or terminal illness. The announcement took place at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Adult Primary Care facility in South Burlington.
December 10, 2015 Press Release
Demands Congress get off sidelines and fulfill its Constitutional responsibility
At a Capitol Hill press conference this afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), joined by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA), announced the introduction in the House of bipartisan legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against ISIL. Joining Welch and Rigell at the press conference were Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the sponsors of identical legislation in the Senate.
December 8, 2015 Press Release
The Vermont congressional delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) – announced Tuesday that they have called upon the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to improve public input on proposed changes to nuclear plant decommissioning regulations.
December 4, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan, bicameral coalition warns of threat to Vermont’s artisan cheese industry
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are leading a bicameral, bipartisan coalition in Congress challenging a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standard that could ban many age-old recipes for raw milk cheese and severely harm artisan cheese producers in Vermont.
November 30, 2015 Press Release
Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final rules for the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ar.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) released the following statement.
November 27, 2015 Press Release
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congressman Peter Welch (VT) and 60 Democrats in sending the following letter to Speaker Ryan on Wednesday about the need for robust, long-term funding for infrastructure repairs and improvements that will strengthen America’s economic competitiveness.

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