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July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This month, Congressmen Walter B. Jones (NC-3), Peter Welch (VT-At-Large), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) responded to Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko’s review on the dollar amount of improperly used funds uncovered in Afghanistan. Last September, the three congressmen wrote to SIGAR requesting the review.

July 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Doggett, Welch, and Cummings unveiled new legislation with more than 60 original cosponsors to address the prescription drug affordability crisis: The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), today introduced legislation to narrow the broad zone of DHS authority in the vicinity of U.S. borders. 

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late last evening, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to appropriate $8.4 million in fiscal year 2019 for the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP).  The House Appropriations Committee had recommended a funding level of just $4.4 million.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), introduced legislation today that would cut prescription drug costs for families by placing a monthly cap on their out-of-pocket drug costs.  The Capping Prescription Drugs Act of 2018 comes as more than a quarter of Americans are struggling to afford their medicine.  

July 10, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

July 5, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement in reaction to the resignation this afternoon of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“It’s about time. Pruitt’s tenure has been an abomination. His legacy will be one of arrogance, misuse of taxpayer funds, and dismantlement of EPA’s core mission to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink.”

July 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following joint statement on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, required by Congress, documenting the adverse environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

July 3, 2018 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., July 2 – Vermont’s congressional delegation today announced that Vermont will receive $3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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In The News

May 15, 2016 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a slew of bills Friday aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic throughout the country, including two provisions authored by Vermont Rep. Peter Welch.
May 11, 2016 In The News
Opiate addiction is now a national epidemic with a firm grasp in the Northeast. On Tuesday, Vermont Rep. Peter Welch spoke with city and state leaders in Burlington Vermont about his efforts to address the issue in Washington D.C.
May 11, 2016 In The News
Dr. Patricia Fisher said she recognized a name of a man on her patient list recently at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She had treated his ill father for years, and prescribed opiates for chronic pain.
April 28, 2016 In The News
The Town of Williamstown held a double celebration Last Friday at the Public Service Building. The first reason for the celebration was to celebrate Earth Day and the second reason was to formally announce the large grant and low interest loan to upgrade the town’s 47 year-old wastewater system.
April 13, 2016 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is seeking to change the dairy margin protection program to reflect the variation in feed prices across the country. The margin protection program insures the margin between what farmers pay for feed and the price they receive for their milk.
April 6, 2016 In The News

By Joseph Gresser

Over the past couple of years U.S. Representative Peter Welch and congressional friends from both sides of the aisle have succeeded in rolling back Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that Mr. Welch has said could have harmed Vermont businesses.

March 30, 2016 In The News
Congressman Peter Welch lamented the burden of prescription drugs on Americans during a tour through Newport City and Derby Tuesday. On the national level, Welch, D-Vermont, joined U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and nine other House and Senate Democratic colleagues on Tuesday to protest the price of a prostate cancer drug Xtandi.
March 22, 2016 In The News
End the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, said Vermont Democrats Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, speaking from Havana on Monday afternoon before a state dinner.

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