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June 19, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch today convened a roundtable of young Vermont farmers and agricultural leaders to discuss the challenges facing young people interested in pursuing agricultural careers. Welch unveiled bipartisan legislation that would encourage young farmers to take over family farms and pursue careers in agriculture.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch to improve energy efficiency in schools in Vermont and across the country. 

June 7, 2017 Press Release
Welch gives remarks in Energy and Commerce Committee markup of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

WASHINGTON – This afternoon in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2430), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced an amendment to authorize the importation of safe, low-cost medicine from Canada. A full transcript of Welch’s remarks can be found here. 

June 6, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 6 -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that Williston and Richmond have received a combined $656,000 in U.S. Forest Service grants to create town forests.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As President Trump and his Administration reportedly weigh additional troop deployments and an expansion of the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Stephen F.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.)  announced Thursday that three southern Vermont organizations will share a total of $700,000 in Brownfields Program assessment and cleanup grants from the U.S.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 1 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that Vermont has received $3 million in AmeriCorps funding.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation that creates a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that will reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced more than $1.4 million in grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- At a press conference today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) urged Vermonters to make their views known to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about its plan to allow internet service providers to create a fast lane on the internet for large corporate customers willing to pay a fee to move their content ahead of other internet users.

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