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February 5, 2016 Press Release
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would expand the federal housing assistance program to cover previously ineligible expenses of low income mobile home owners. The bipartisan initiative was approved as an amendment to the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), which passed the House and will now go to the Senate for further consideration.
February 3, 2016 Press Release
Reps. Kevin Cramer (R- ND), Bob Latta (R-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the launch of the Rural Broadband Caucus. The bipartisan initiative will facilitate discussion, educate Members of Congress and staff, and develop policy solutions to the digital divide that exists in rural America.
January 5, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the introduction of his bipartisan legislation encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to make their treatment preferences known to families and providers should they be unable to make their own decisions due to a debilitating or terminal illness. The announcement took place at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Adult Primary Care facility in South Burlington.
December 10, 2015 Press Release
At a Capitol Hill press conference this afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), joined by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA), announced the introduction in the House of bipartisan legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against ISIL. Joining Welch and Rigell at the press conference were Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the sponsors of identical legislation in the Senate.
December 8, 2015 Press Release
The Vermont congressional delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) – announced Tuesday that they have called upon the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to improve public input on proposed changes to nuclear plant decommissioning regulations.
December 4, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are leading a bicameral, bipartisan coalition in Congress challenging a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standard that could ban many age-old recipes for raw milk cheese and severely harm artisan cheese producers in Vermont.
November 30, 2015 Press Release
Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final rules for the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ar.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) released the following statement.
November 27, 2015 Press Release
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congressman Peter Welch (VT) and 60 Democrats in sending the following letter to Speaker Ryan on Wednesday about the need for robust, long-term funding for infrastructure repairs and improvements that will strengthen America’s economic competitiveness.
November 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today issued the following statement on Speaker Shap Smith’s decision to suspend his gubernatorial campaign.

November 14, 2015 Press Release
Representative Peter Welch today released the following statement in response to a misleading television attack ad being aired in Vermont this weekend by the corn ethanol industry. The ad attacks Welch for his leadership of a broad, bipartisan House coalition fighting to reform the federal mandate to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline used to fuel cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles, as well as the small engines that power boats, chainsaws and lawnmowers. The mandate is known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Previously, Welch and his colleagues worked to successfully repeal two federal subsidies to the corn ethanol industry.


In The News

October 22, 2014 In The News

Burlington Free Press 

Two Vermont-based solar companies received $3.1 million in federal grants, according to an announcement Wednesday from the state’s three-man congressional delegation.

October 22, 2014 In The News

Brattleboro Reformer: AP

Vermont's congressional delegation says two of the state's businesses arereceiving a total of $3.1 million in grants from the Department of Energy to help make solar energymore affordable and accessible.

October 9, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., was in Bennington Wednesday and he sat down with Banner staff to discuss a broad range of topics.

October 6, 2014 In The News

The Supreme Court’s decision to reject appeals to hear same-sex marriage cases has effectively made it more widespread in the U.S. than it ever has been before. NBC’s Pete Williams and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., join to discuss.

Watch here on The Cycle.

September 30, 2014 In The News

The Hill   By: Rep. Peter Welch 

As I meet with Vermonters across the state, I frequently hear stories about the inadvertent harm caused by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

September 29, 2014 In The News

Think Progress

Two lawmakers want to make life a little easier for coal miners who have lost their jobs in recent years.

September 26, 2014 In The News

Opinion: Times Argus

By: Stephen L. Finner, Barre