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March 23, 2016 Press Release
Representatives Dave Trott (MI-11), Chris Collins (NY-27), Peter Welch (VT-AL), today introduced bipartisan legislation that will streamline the ability of Canadian entertainment artists to perform in the United States and bring their talents to American communities and consumers.
March 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), co-chairs of the Democratic Caucus Prescription Drug Task Force, today released the following statement.

March 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, to the Supreme Court of the United States:

March 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT),  joined by 12 House and Senate colleagues, today asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to give local stakeholders a seat at the table in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

March 10, 2016 Press Release
At the headquarters of a Rutland business committed to hiring veterans, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today unveiled his bipartisan legislation that would provide a one-time $5,000 tax incentive to businesses who hire veterans serving since September 11, 2001. Welch made the announcement at Casella Waste Management, a veteran-friendly Vermont employer. Six percent of Casella's work force are veterans.
March 10, 2016 Press Release
Continuing efforts to protect Vermont maple sugar producers and consumers’ right to know what is in their food, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by 28 members of Congress, Thursday urged U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf to exercise his legal authority to investigate and take action against products that falsely claim to contain maple syrup.
March 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday announced more than $1.4 million in NeighborWorks America grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont. 
 

February 26, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch, co-chair of the House Drug Pricing Task Force, called on the Obama Administration this week to block an effort by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to dodge billions of dollars in federal taxes.
February 10, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, put a stay on implementing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
February 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, put a stay on implementing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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December 2, 2014 In The News

Vermont Public Radio

Supporters of a sales tax on all Internet retailers are hopeful that Congress will consider their bill in the next two weeks. It's estimated that the tax will bring an additional $25 million in revenue to the state of Vermont.  

November 17, 2014 In The News

Huffington Post Politics

Most lawmakers appear content to let President Barack Obama set his own course battling the Islamic State, but a growing number are warning America could slip into a major new war by accident if Congress doesn’t act.

November 17, 2014 In The News

Huffington Post Politics 

As Congress wrestles with its role in authorizing the president to use military force overseas, a quick look through the archives reveals that the White House has plenty of other active military authorizations to choose from -- some dating back to the 1700s.

November 14, 2014 In The News

Vermont Public Radio

Congressman Peter Welchhas voted against legislation that would authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Keystone pipeline issue came before the U.S. House on Friday and was approved by a vote of 252 to 161.

November 13, 2014 In The News

The Hill

A top House Democrat is calling for the $5.6 billion funding request for the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to be separate from a vote on the next government spending bill. 

November 8, 2014 In The News

Last year, Rescue Inc. knew towns would be watching every penny and so the 15-member non-profit ambulance service kept its budget level funded.

This year, with so many unknowns in the state and federal health care systems, Rescue Inc. was not able to build a budget using the same subsidy rate and will ask its member towns for a 1 percent increase in fiscal year 2016.

November 7, 2014 In The News

Burlington Free Press 

A decade ago, for the January term at Middlebury College, Jon Isham taught a course titled "Building the New Climate Movement."

"They all got As," Isham said of his students.

Isham is a prescient and precise grader.

October 30, 2014 In The News

WTPZ

"In Washington this is a scary thing, the health scare with Ebola. Should it be about medicine or politics, public health, or publicity and I think in Vermont we're getting it right," said U.S. Rep. Peter Welch.

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