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February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that they have reintroduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, which would ensure our community pharmacists receive reimbursement at the rate posted at the time prescriptions are filled.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

 WASHINGTON – On Thursday evening, Rep. Peter Welch will host a live Facebook Q&A. This forum allows Vermonters to ask questions about Rep. Welch’s agenda in the new Congress, what is happening in Washington, or his take on news of the day. 

February 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--In a joint statement, Vermont’s Congressional Delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) – commented on State of Vermont legislative efforts to protect the constitutional rights of Vermonters:

January 31, 2017 Press Release
Legislation directs FDA to take action against mislabeling of plant-based beverages as “milk”
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Rep. David G. Valadao (R-CA) today introduced legislation in the House that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling plant-based beverages as milk.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
After visiting with two Syrian families in Rutland last week, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about President Trump’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program and indefinitely halting admission of refugees from Syria.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
“The digital divide between rural and urban America is significant” members write as they highlight need for broadband infrastructure
A bipartisan coalition of 71 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump today urging him to include investments in rural broadband connectivity in his forthcoming infrastructure proposal. The lawmakers highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity in attracting and retaining businesses, communication between family and friends, timely responses to an emergency response, agricultural efficiency, and access to educational materials.
January 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal

January 30, 2017 Press Release
Joined at Burlington roundtable by patients and representatives of insurers and providers

BURLINGTON, Vt.— This morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) outlined his legislative agenda in the new Congress to make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers, taxpayers, and businesses providing health coverage to employees.  Welch unveiled his four-point initiative at an affordable medicine roundtable he convened at the Community Health Centers of Burlington.

January 27, 2017 Press Release

"We deplore President Trump’s decision to unilaterally halt the refugee resettlement program.  By imposing a blanket ban on entire nationalities of men, women and children facing horrific violence and devastation, he has allowed fear to triumph over compassion and common sense.  Struggling families, fleeing peril and motivated to start their lives anew, have enriched America and contribute imme

January 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) have introduced the bipartisan Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act to facilitate planning and coordination among government and private entities to support expanded use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of physical, everyday objects that have network connectivity. Advances in technology could mean using the Internet of Things to create life-improving developments for everything from health care to transportation to energy management to simply ensuring a family’s groceries are fully stocked.

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