Washington, D.C. - The Vermont congressional delegation announced $1.3 million in federal grants for Vermont to clean up brownfields.
The program helps communities remove hazardous substances and clear the way for redevelopment of sites like former gasoline stations or dry cleaners.
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch amended the Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act on the floor of the U.S. House to include support for "green" small businesses.
Welch's action creates an improved opportunity for environmentally responsible Vermont small businesses to do business with the federal government.
Washington, D.C. - With gas prices climbing to record levels, Rep. Peter Welch today announced his co-sponsorship of the Markey-Platts Fuel Economy Reform Act, aimed at aggressively improving automobile fuel standards, and the Energy Price Gouging Prevention Act, which would crack down on gasoline price gouging.
"One size does not fit all, but opportunity should be available to all."
Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to improve Head Start programs around the country, Rep. Peter Welch successfully amended the bill to improve services to rural communities.
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in response to President Bush's veto of legislation which includes a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq: