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February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that they have reintroduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, which would ensure our community pharmacists receive reimbursement at the rate posted at the time prescriptions are filled.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

 WASHINGTON – On Thursday evening, Rep. Peter Welch will host a live Facebook Q&A. This forum allows Vermonters to ask questions about Rep. Welch’s agenda in the new Congress, what is happening in Washington, or his take on news of the day. 

February 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--In a joint statement, Vermont’s Congressional Delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) – commented on State of Vermont legislative efforts to protect the constitutional rights of Vermonters:

January 31, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Rep. David G. Valadao (R-CA) today introduced legislation in the House that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling plant-based beverages as milk.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
After visiting with two Syrian families in Rutland last week, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about President Trump’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program and indefinitely halting admission of refugees from Syria.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
A bipartisan coalition of 71 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump today urging him to include investments in rural broadband connectivity in his forthcoming infrastructure proposal. The lawmakers highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity in attracting and retaining businesses, communication between family and friends, timely responses to an emergency response, agricultural efficiency, and access to educational materials.
January 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal

January 30, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt.— This morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) outlined his legislative agenda in the new Congress to make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers, taxpayers, and businesses providing health coverage to employees.  Welch unveiled his four-point initiative at an affordable medicine roundtable he convened at the Community Health Centers of Burlington.

January 27, 2017 Press Release

"We deplore President Trump’s decision to unilaterally halt the refugee resettlement program.  By imposing a blanket ban on entire nationalities of men, women and children facing horrific violence and devastation, he has allowed fear to triumph over compassion and common sense.  Struggling families, fleeing peril and motivated to start their lives anew, have enriched America and contribute imme

January 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) have introduced the bipartisan 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. Advances in technology could mean using the Internet of Things to create life-improving developments for everything from health care to transportation to energy management to simply ensuring a family’s groceries are fully stocked.

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In The News

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.

December 4, 2014 In The News

WAMC Public Radio

The deadline for 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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