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June 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Prescription Drug Task Force, issued the following statement in support of S.216, Vermont’s new law that will require drug makers to justify prescription drug price increases to consumers. Governor Peter Shumlin signed the first-of-its-kind legislation Thursday.  
 

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Energy and Commerce Members Bob Latta (R-OH) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the creation of a working group to examine the Internet of Things (IoT).

May 13, 2016 Press Release
The House of Representatives today approved a package of bills to address the opioid epidemic spreading across the country. The legislation would help states and communities increase their capacity to treat patients in recovery and provide tools to prevent addiction and overdoses.
May 11, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) have introduced bipartisan legislation to address issues surrounding the fuel mandates of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 5180, limits the RFS mandate to levels that our nation’s cars, trucks, boats and other small engines can safely accommodate.
May 10, 2016 Press Release
Today, Representatives: Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Peter Welch (D-VT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and John Conyers (D-MI) released the following statement after leading their colleagues in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urging them to move forward with their new proposal to create a demonstration project for drugs provided under Medicare Part B.
May 10, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) Monday announced the winner of the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Peri Kate Navarro of Colchester and Colchester High School won first-place honors for her mixed-media painting, “The Wanderer”. Navarro’s piece was selected from a field of 141 entries from students representing 31 high schools across Vermont.
May 6, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Governor Peter Shumlin Friday gathered in front of Union Station in Burlington to celebrate progress made to restore passenger rail service to the iconic stop by Lake Champlain and improve freight service across Vermont’s Western Corridor. Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Welch late last year announced a $10 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the last leg of the project between Rutland and Burlington.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced legislation that would establish criminal penalties under the Clean Air Act for automakers who install “defeat devices” in vehicles to bypass emissions regulations.
April 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) have introduced the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act to facilitate planning and coordination among government and private entities to support expanded use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of physical, everyday objects that have network connectivity.

April 27, 2016 Press Release
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved an initiative by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would help law enforcement gain access to real-time information on drug overdoses. The Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act (H.R. 4982), as amended by Welch’s initiative, was unanimously approved by the committee and will now head to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote.

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January 4, 2015 In The News

 For many of these young people, their career choice is in their blood.

High school seniors from across Vermont gathered Saturday at the State House for the U.S. Service Academy Nominee Ceremony to recognize their hard work as they seek admission to the country’s military academies.

January 1, 2015 In The News

Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and kale are among the most popular products at Vermont farmers’ markets. But until recently, these specialty crops have not been fully covered by the national crop insurance program.

December 13, 2014 In The News

Burlington Free Press

Stretches of the Missisquoi and Trout rivers received federal protection this week that will add water-quality protection and preserve access by paddlers, anglers and hunters.

December 12, 2014 In The News

Vermont Public Radio

The U.S. House has given its approval to legislation that funds the federal government for the next nine months.

December 11, 2014 In The News

Huffington Post

At least Democrats will have eggnog to wash down the poison pills they swallowed on Thursday as the House narrowly passed a government funding bill that will let Congress go home early for Christmas, and give Wall Street a fresh gift.

December 4, 2014 In The News

The Hill

Two senators whose energy efficiency legislation failed earlier this year have re-introduced a watered down version.

December 4, 2014 In The News

WCAX

The deadline for Vermont dairy farmers to enroll in a new price protection program has been extended to Dec. 19.

The Margin Protection Program is a voluntary insurance program that enables dairy farmers to protect themselves when prices fall.

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