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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.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation:

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the New England Congressional Delegation issued the following statement regarding cuts to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in New England.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-dairy products as dairy. 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be made available to the American public and to Congress. The resolution is expected to pass the House tomorrow.

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March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) joined House and Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to restore a free and open internet.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) to help schools become more energy efficient in Vermont and across the country.

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