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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 24, 2015 In The News

WCAX

Congressman Peter Welch says if a budget is not passed for the Department of Homeland Security, Vermont workers will feel it.

February 24, 2015 In The News

Vermont Public Radio

Members of Vermont’s congressional delegation are pressing their colleagues to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this week.

February 24, 2015 In The News

Vermont Public Radio

Members of Vermont’s congressional delegation are pressing their colleagues to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this week.

February 18, 2015 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch announced bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would make it more affordable for Vermonters to install wood heating systems in their homes or businesses. 

February 9, 2015 In The News

VTDigger

A group of Vermonters whose lives and work depend on 21st century innovation are rallying behind a 19th century model. Sort of.

February 4, 2015 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers pushed legislation to scale back parts of the renewable fuel mandate on Wednesday.

Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ariz.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) re-introduced a bill aimed at eliminating the corn-based ethanol requirement in the Renewable Fuel Standard, which is proposed every year by the Environmental Protection Agency.

February 4, 2015 In The News

The Reuters 

A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers will begin their second attempt on Wednesday to introduce a bill that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program in the United States, targeting an end to ethanol fuel-blending mandates.

February 2, 2015 In The News

US News

Resisting a campaign for greater transparency, the White House has decided to keep American taxpayers in the dark about how much they’re likely to spend on government spy agencies.

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February 2, 2015 In The News

The Washington Post 

President Obama's budget request set for release Monday includes plans for a six-year, $478 billion public works program that would be paid for with a one-time 14 percent tax on overseas corporate profits.

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