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March 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) have introduced legislation to improve care coordination for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. The Better Care, Lower Cost Act would establish voluntary programs aimed at reducing expensive hospital readmissions and providing better health outcomes for patients.

March 24, 2016 Press Release
March 24, 2016) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday commended the Social Security Administration for addressing errors in the treatment of social security beneficiaries in same-sex marriages.
March 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. 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 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. 
 

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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.

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).

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