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July 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep.  Peter Welch and House colleagues representing districts along the U.S. Canadian border have introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, which would reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for five years. 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Tom Reed (R-NY) today introduced the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act which would help small and medium-sized American manufacturers adopt smart manufacturing technologies.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.–  At a Capitol Hill press conference this morning, Rep. Peter Welch and nine House colleagues unveiled a five-part plan to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The plan, Solutions Over Politics, would stabilize the individual insurance marketplace where insurance premiums have skyrocketed and some insurers have ceased participation.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-Louis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and House colleagues on the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic unveiled their legislative agenda to battle the opioid epidemic ravaging communities in Vermont and across the country.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and John Katko (R-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help federal student loan borrowers make smarter loan choices and better position themselves during the repayment process. The bill is the latest Welch initiative to simplify the process of applying for and repaying federal student loans.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to President Trump in reaction to press reports that he will soon sign an executive order favorable to the agenda of the pharmaceutical industry that will provide no relief to Americans reeling from exorbitant drug price increases.

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

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. 

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March 11, 2016 In The News

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. 

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March 8, 2016 In The News

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.

March 3, 2016 In The News

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.

February 18, 2016 In The News

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. 

February 9, 2016 In The News
The self-described “most transparent administration in history” declined to say how much it seeks to bill taxpayers for individual spy agencies as part of President Barack Obama's final budget request to Congress.
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February 3, 2016 In The News
In July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a change in raw-milk cheesemaking standards that places more than two-thirds of cheesemakers in the state at risk of being put out of business.
January 13, 2016 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch, I-Vt., said Tuesday he would be co-chairman of a task force of Democrats in Congress who will seek action this year to bring down prescription drug prices.
January 6, 2016 In The News
Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vermont, wants to pay Medicare patients who complete an advance directive. Welch announced he's proposing new legislation called the "Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act."
December 14, 2015 In The News

Peter Welch is one of several lawmakers behind bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against the Islamic State.

As sponsors of identical bills, Welch, a Democrat, was joined by Rep. Scott Rigell, a Republican from Virginia, and Sens. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, and Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona.

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