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October 3, 2017 Press Release

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.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) joined House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rep. Elijah E.

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October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to the deadly shooting in Las Vegas:

September 29, 2017 Press Release

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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September 22, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept 22 -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Friday that the Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a $329,378 Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 19 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will receive a $480,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase two electric buses that will be used by Green Mountain Transit in Burlington.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last evening, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that restores $4.4 million in fiscal year 2018 federal funding for the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP). The amendment, cosponsored by Rep.

August 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved Rep. Peter Welch’s amendment to prohibit the Pentagon from using taxpayer dollars to purchase uniforms for Afghan National Army.

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October 28, 2015 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch is supporting a new proposed two-year budget deal that increases federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years. Welch says he hopes the agreement will bring a new bipartisan approach to the business of the House.
October 27, 2015 In The News
Passenger rail service to Burlington is four years away, state and federal officials said Monday. Vermont’s congressional delegation announced they had secured a $10 million grant for the Western rail corridor. “I am so proud and so excited at Rutland’s persistence paying off,” Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Monday after jointly announcing the grant with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. “Lots of people have reason to be proud of this grant.”
October 26, 2015 In The News

By Jasper Craven

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is expected to ascend to the position of House Speaker this week, and while Rep. Peter Welch says he has a good working relationship with the Wisconsin Republican, he acknowledged that uncertainty remains about whether the poisonous partisanship that has paralyzed Congress will continue with Ryan at the helm.

October 20, 2015 In The News

By Jack Thurston

RICHMOND, Vt.—Calling unreliable landline phone service an "epidemic" in rural America, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, is co-sponsoring legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that he predicted will improve service.

October 9, 2015 In The News

By Bob Kinzel

Congressman Peter Welch says he's concerned that current leadership battle among House Republicans could result in the shutting down of the federal government in December.

To avoid this possibility, Welch is calling on a group of moderate Republicans to build a coalition with many Democrats to help elect the next Speaker of the U.S. House.

October 8, 2015 In The News
“I admire you guys, I really do. It’s great to be here,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Middlebury College student activists Monday as he met with them to discuss ways to address climate change and share his reflections on effective leadership in the face of tough challenges.
May 20, 2015 In The News

Wall Street Journal original article here.

May 18, 2015 In The News

By Emma Dumain

House Democrats have some tough decisions to make before Congress breaks for a week-long Memorial Day recess.

May 14, 2015 In The News

Rutland Herald

Martin VanBuren III is having a pretty good week. He received an award Monday for his photography and is expecting to receive an award Saturday for one of his films.

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