FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who advocated for the early release of federal home heating aid funds as Vermont’s winter approaches, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has released $16.9 million in heating assistance for Vermont.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to the charges filed against three former Trump campaign officials, including campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort, in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
WASHNGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) today introduced legislation to require the federal government to leverage its bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices for seniors.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) testified today before a key House subcommittee to urge House action on the opioid epidemic ravaging communities in Vermont and across the country.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 6 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Friday that firefighters throughout Vermont have received $1,635,648 through 15 federal grants.
WASHINGTON, October 3 – Vermont’s congressional delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Representative Peter Welch (D) – announced Tuesday that the City of St. Albans was awarded a $10.6 million grant and loan package from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to make major improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) joined House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rep. Elijah E.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to the deadly shooting in Las Vegas:
BURLINGTON, Vt. - This morning at Trinity Children’s Center, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), unveiled legislation he is supporting in Congress that will ensure Vermont parents have access to affordable, high-quality early child care.
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Vermont’s Congressional Delegation is working to establish sanctions on big companies who advertise that their products contain “maple” when, in fact, they contain no actual maple syrup.
Vermont sugarmakers back their efforts 100%.
Jon Skates, former Rutland alderman, is retired from the U.S. Navy, where he served in the submarine service. Now, he’s in a managerial role at Casella Waste Management.
Skates said he was worried his military training wouldn’t transfer into the civilian workforce and he would have difficulty landing a job.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be joined by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, on his historic trip to Cuba.
The historic trip is scheduled to start March 20. This is the first time a U.S. president has visited Cuba since 1928.
WINDSOR - Sales are booming for Vermont-made vodka, gin and whiskey, up more than 600 percent in state liquor stores over the past five years, and more than 1,000 percent at farmers markets, special events and retail outlets.
A Southern California congressman and two other representatives are calling for an investigation of Shell Oil over whether it deceived the public on climate change at the same time it was preparing its business operations for rising sea levels.