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October 14, 2015 Press Release
Following up on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) testimony before key House subcommittees in September, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today sent a letter to the NRC demanding Vermont have a seat at the table in decommissioning Entergy’s Vermont Yankee plant in Vernon, Vermont.
October 8, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today challenged Volkswagen United States CEO Michael Horn to explain how and why his company duped hundreds of thousands of Americans—including 3,000 Vermonters—into buying the so-called “clean diesel” cars that are spewing up to 40 times the legal limit of harmful nitrogen oxide into the air.
October 7, 2015 Press Release
After touring a West Virginia coal mine and convening roundtables of coal workers and workforce officials last week, Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation today to assist coal workers who have lost their jobs due to a downturn in the coal industry. The Healthy Employee Loss Prevention Act (HELP Act) would provide retraining and job search assistance to displaced workers in coal communities across the country.
October 1, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement today in response to recent comments made by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) regarding the Benghazi and Planned Parenthood investigations.
September 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Congressman Peter Welch (VT), and House colleagues from New England sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday requesting review of the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), a newly-established insurance program for dairy farmers implemented in the 2014 Farm Bill.
September 14, 2015 Press Release
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today that three Vermont organizations received more than $3.1 million in federal grants from the U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
September 14, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) commended President Obama's decision announced today to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which, at 105 questions and 88 pages of instructions, can be a bureaucratic nightmare for parents and students.
September 9, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to give state and local officials a seat at the table in decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. Welch also questioned the use of the lengthy SAFSTOR decommissioning process, as well as efforts by Entergy to divert ratepayer money for non-decommissioning expenses.
September 3, 2015 Press Release
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday announced two federal grants totaling more than $8.3 million to make critical improvements to Newport's Airport as it expands to accommodate a continued increase of economic growth in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
September 1, 2015 Press Release
As the fall semester gets underway at colleges and universities across the state, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today convened a roundtable at the University of Vermont with students, recent graduates, and parents to learn about the challenges they face in financing a college education. Welch also outlined his legislative agenda to make higher education more affordable and accessible.


In The News

September 12, 2014 In The News


The Vermont congressional delegation says the state airport in Newport is getting $8.8 million federal grants to help fund its expansion.

September 10, 2014 In The News


The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation co-written by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., meant to bolster the federal response to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses on a voice vote late Tuesday.

September 10, 2014 In The News

Roll Call 

Two House lawmakers are about to find out whether Congress can solve a problem precipitated, in part, by concerns over climate change — without devolving into a fight over climate change.

August 26, 2014 In The News

Brattleboro Reformer

The acronym SASH stands for Support And Services at Home.

But for Geraldine Harrington, it also stands for a critically important mix of companionship and guidance when she needs help.

August 26, 2014 In The News

BuzzFeed News

Almost a year ago this week, lawmakers rushed back to Washington, cutting the summer recess short after President Obama announced he wanted Congressional approval to strike Syria.

August 26, 2014 In The News


Barack Obama has a bad case of Syria déjà vu.

Nearly one year after he stood at the brink of ordering military action against Syria — but said he’d only step across if Congress agreed — the president finds himself in an eerily similar situation.


August 25, 2014 In The News

The Hill 

President Obama needs to seek explicit congressional approval for his airstrike campaign against Islamist militants operating in Iraq and Syria, a prominent Senate Democrat said Monday.