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March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) today introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to create a $2 billion Keeping Critical Connections fund at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted early Saturday morning for emergency legislation (H.R. 6201) to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease and help affected Americans. This bill is the second emergency coronavirus package to pass the House with an overwhelming bipartisan vote (363-40) in the past eight days.

March 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted Wednesday night in support of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 6074) to provide $8.3 billion in emergency funding to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

February 28, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers demand immediate restoration of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding

WASHINGTON – In a letter to congressional appropriators, Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) blasted President Trump’s proposal to remove critical funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

February 27, 2020 Press Release

(THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Thursday that the U.S. Treasury awarded Housing Vermont a $2 million grant to support affordable housing production and preservation of roughly 900 affordable rental units. The grant was provided through the Capital Magnet Fund program.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has introduced legislation to make energy and natural gas usage data available to consumers. Allowing consumers to access information about how and when they use energy will allow them to make informed decisions to reduce their energy use.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch today introduced bipartisan legislation that will more than double funding for the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Since 1991, RTP has provided funding to states to develop and maintain outdoor recreational trails, allowing millions of Americans and their families to enjoy activities such as hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) today introduced legislation to authorize the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). 

January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch announced today that his long-time chief of staff, Bob Rogan, will retire at the end of February.

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in reaction to the American drone attack at the Baghdad airport:

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