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April 22, 2019 Press Release

RUTLAND, Vt. – At a press conference this afternoon at Rutland Pharmacy, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled two bills that will protect Vermont’s local independent pharmacies that are at risk due to anti-competitive practices by middlemen in the prescription drug market.  There are 41 independent pharmacies in Vermont employing 381 full time employees.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Oversight and Reform Committee, released the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, "Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." 

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April 16, 2019 Press Release

(TUESDAY, April 16, 2019) - Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Welch (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that Vermont will receive $21 million in new affordable housing and community development funds from the U.S.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

(Washington) Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) joined with Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) to reintroduce the Seniors Fraud Prevention Act. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Senate companion (S. 512).

April 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) voted yesterday in favor of H.R. 1585, a long-term renewal of the federal Violence Against Women Act, which was approved on a bipartisan 263-158 vote.

April 3, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), today introduced bipartisan legislation that will create incentives for homeowners to invest in energy efficiency improvements. The Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to take up their bill in the near future.

April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced the Electric Cars Act of 2019, bicameral legislation to fully extend the electric vehicle tax credit for 10 years, and help deploy critical alternative fuel charging infrastructure.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has rallied a bipartisan coalition in support of fully funding this vital program.

March 29, 2019 Press Release
Move ends Trump’s misguided pay freeze and establishes a long-sought Locality Pay Adjustment for northwest Vermont

(FRIDAY, March 29, 2019) – On Thursday the Office of Personnel Management announced an across-the-board 1.4 percent pay raise for federal employees, effectively ending President Trump’s cruelly timed executive order freezing federal workers’ pay.  Last December, in the midst of a 35-day partial government shutdown that left 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay, Trump unil

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that closes a loophole in the Medicaid program benefitting drug companies. The loophole allows the companies to minimize drug discounts they are required to provide to state and federal Medicaid programs.

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