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November 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today issued the following statement on Speaker Shap Smith’s decision to suspend his gubernatorial campaign.

November 14, 2015 Press Release
Representative Peter Welch today released the following statement in response to a misleading television attack ad being aired in Vermont this weekend by the corn ethanol industry. The ad attacks Welch for his leadership of a broad, bipartisan House coalition fighting to reform the federal mandate to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline used to fuel cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles, as well as the small engines that power boats, chainsaws and lawnmowers. The mandate is known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Previously, Welch and his colleagues worked to successfully repeal two federal subsidies to the corn ethanol industry.
November 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) is the co-leader of a new bipartisan coalition of 35 House lawmakers demanding the House of Representatives debate and vote on U.S. military involvement in the campaign to defeat ISIS.
November 2, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a federal grant to help Vermont businesses reliant on defense contracts diversify into new markets as defense spending declines. The $386,325 Department of Defense (DOD) grant was awarded to the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to work directly with Vermont businesses looking to adjust their business plans.
October 30, 2015 Press Release

Statement of Rep. Welch in Response to White House Announcement on Syria:

"This announcement raises serious questions about the Administration’s strategy in the region. There may be credible answers but, without the engagement of Congress consistent with the requirements of the Constitution, the American people will not get the answers to which they are entitled.

October 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today issued the following statement following the election of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House. Upon his election, Welch congratulated Speaker Ryan with a gift of cheese from Cabot Creamery and maple syrup from Maverick Sugarbush.

October 23, 2015 Press Release
With just eleven days remaining before a November 3 deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a government default, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, announced today the support of the House Democratic Caucus for a clean extension of the debt ceiling.
October 21, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), the leader of House efforts to prevent a default on America’s obligations, today spoke on the House floor in advance of a looming November 3rd deadline to raise the debt ceiling.
October 21, 2015 Press Release
Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT), Alma S. Adams (D-NC), Lou Barletta (R-PA), James P. McGovern (D-MA) along with 71 other Members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge for the swift release of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. Releasing the funding will allow families in need to access critical resources to heat their homes during cold winter months.
October 20, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Eliot Engel and Congressman Peter Welch, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, have introduced H.R. 3760, The Offending Oil Polluters Act, legislation aimed at preventing companies from deducting losses that result from spilling oil or hazardous substances.