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April 22, 2009 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday morning honoring Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill, Vt., his crewmembers aboard the Maersk Alabama and the United States Navy personnel who secured his release.The Welch-authored resolution, which was cosponsored by 87 Members of Congress, passed on a voice vote.
April 22, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch today introduced a House resolution honoring Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill, Vt., his crewmembers aboard the Maersk Alabama and the United States Navy personnel who secured his release.The House is expected to take up H.Res. 339 between 10:15 and 10:30 Wednesday morning, and Welch will speak on the House floor shortly thereafter. The floor debate can be seen on C-SPAN and will be available today on Welch's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/RepPeterWelch). The resolution is expected to pass late Wednesday.
April 21, 2009 Press Release
At the invitation of Rep. Peter Welch, Regulatory Assistance Project Director Richard Cowart will testify Thursday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.The East Calais resident will be taking part in the first week of hearings on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, a major climate change bill which includes legislation authored by Welch aiming to increase energy efficiency by 20 percent.
April 15, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch announced a $792,000 federal grant Wednesday to fund the acquisition of mountaineering equipment for the Vermont National Guard. Welch made the announcement at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, alongside Brigadier General John Farnham.

April 13, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Peter Welch issued the following statement upon the successful rescue of Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill, Vermont:

April 6, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Rep. Peter Welch today announced funding requests for 29 Vermont projects and programs as part of the Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations process.
April 2, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch this week received his second consecutive ‘A' rating for supporting legislation to help the middle class.

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April 1, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch supported and the House passed this week three bills designed to help veterans make ends meet and obtain the health care they need.

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March 31, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch's energy efficiency bill has been incorporated into major climate change legislation released Tuesday.Welch's Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) bill, H.R. 1778, was included in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which was authored by House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman and Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Chairman Edward Markey.
March 26, 2009 Press Release
Program seeks 20 percent increase in efficiency - creating jobs, saving homeowners and businesses money, and combating climate changeRep. Peter Welch introduced an energy efficiency bill Thursday designed to retrofit millions of homes and commercial buildings and increase efficiency by 20 percent or more nationally.Welch outlined the bill at a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday with many of the bill's 30 cosponsors and representatives from national efficiency, contracting and environmental groups.The Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) program would provide financial incentives to homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy use and save them money. The program would fund state and municipal investments of up to half the cost of retrofitting the nation's existing homes and buildings, which account for 10 percent of global carbon emissions. REEP would create tens of thousands of middle class jobs and provide a significant boost to the economy.Click here to watch Congressman Welch announce the bill.

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