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June 6, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 6 -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that Williston and Richmond have received a combined $656,000 in U.S. Forest Service grants to create town forests.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As President Trump and his Administration reportedly weigh additional troop deployments and an expansion of the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Stephen F.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.)  announced Thursday that three southern Vermont organizations will share a total of $700,000 in Brownfields Program assessment and cleanup grants from the U.S.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 1 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that Vermont has received $3 million in AmeriCorps funding.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation that creates a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that will reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced more than $1.4 million in grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- At a press conference today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) urged Vermonters to make their views known to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about its plan to allow internet service providers to create a fast lane on the internet for large corporate customers willing to pay a fee to move their content ahead of other internet users.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

"President Trump’s sudden decision to fire James Comey has compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Russian government’s attempts to influence the outcome of our presidential election.  The American people have a right to know what happened.  It is in the best interest of the country and the President to quickly remove the dark cloud that has now descended over the Administration.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined by a bipartisan group of 67 House colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump advocating for swift action to ensure Canada upholds dairy trade agreements.

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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.
Issues:
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.

December 5, 2015 In The News
New regulations from the Food and Drug Administration could make it difficult for artisan cheesemakers to stay in business, according to the state’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, all Democrats, sent a letter to FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor on Thursday opposing the regulations, which dramatically lower the amount of non-pathogenic E. coli bacteria allowed in cheese made from raw milk.
November 17, 2015 In The News
Vermont’s lone congressman said it’s time for Congress to debate if the U.S. should go to war in Syria. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Monday that, in light of recent attacks by ISIS that claimed the lives of nearly 200 people in Beirut and Paris, Congress needs to discuss what role the United States should play in response. “Congress has to debate an authorization to use military force,” Welch said. “We’ve been on the sidelines, and I’ve been advocating for a congressional debate to take place and I think this is going to intensify the urgency of Congress doing that.”

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