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January 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) sent a letter late Friday to federal regulators demanding scrutiny of the impact on consumers of the pending merger of two pharmaceutical giants, Celgene and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

January 11, 2019 Press Release

On the day that some 800,000 federal employees will miss a scheduled paycheck due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) pledged to assist affected Vermont employees where possible.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) and nine House colleagues today introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in the Medicare Part D program.

January 7, 2019 Press Release

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today presented Mr. Albert Besser of Morrisville with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his heroic service as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor that Congress can award to a civilian.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Minutes before taking the oath of office to represent Vermont in Congress for a seventh two-year term, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) recorded a video message to Vermonters to express his gratitude and outline his priorities for the new Congress, including fixing a broken institution—beginning with reopening the federal government—and an agenda focused on rebuilding middle class.

December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that closes a loophole in the federal Medicaid program exploited by drug companies to minimize drug discounts required for participation in the program.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spoke on the House floor in support of a five-year compromise farm bill hammered out by House and Senate negotiators over the last several weeks. Welch touted the overall benefits of the bill for Vermont, including provisions that benefit the dairy, maple, organic and hemp industries.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and Peter Welch (D-VT), announced that VT residents Seth Albertus and Dalton Benjamin – students at Northeastern Clinton Central School in Champlain, NY – have been named the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in NY-21.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) by increasing the transparency and ensuring the accountability of its funding program.

November 28, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement concerning his vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress:

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In The News

August 1, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., talked about health care, minimum wage and the struggles of working people during a town hall meeting Monday at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

July 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Peter Welch joined Planned Parenthood officials and supporters Monday to defend federal funding for reproductive health services.

July 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., back from a recent visit to a migrant detention center along the Texas-Mexico border, says he’s “not satisfied” with President Donald Trump’s response after reversing his administration’s policy of separating children from their families.

June 19, 2018 In The News

In a facility not far from the Mexican border in Texas, Rep. Peter Welch saw three young boys — brothers, he assumed — lying on thin mattresses under tinfoil-like Mylar blankets on Sunday.

“The three of them were holding onto each other for dear life,” the Vermont Democrat later described the scene. “They don’t know what their future is.”

June 13, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch says President Donald Trump is playing Russian roulette with Vermont jobs by threatening to impose tariffs on Canada.

June 12, 2018 In The News

 On the heels of a rapid trip to the Mexico border to inspect conditions for children being held as illegal immigrants, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was back in Vermont on Monday afternoon, meeting with officials and touring redevelopment sites in the downtown area. It was a rapid change of scene.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch has signed on to a bipartisan letter demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency released a study on the health effects of the chemicals PFOA and PFOS.

May 2, 2018 In The News

Vermont’s congressional delegation is pushing back against a rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would require producers of pure maple syrup to put “added sugar” labels on their products.

April 16, 2018 In The News

 As rumors swirled Friday that President Donald Trump was preparing to dismiss a top Department of Justice official, lawmakers took steps to defend the special counsel and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

April 6, 2018 In The News

A visit here Wednesday served as a reminder to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of the countryside communities that need a hand in order to prosper. 

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