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December 14, 2016 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt.  – With leaders of Vermont’s environmental community at his side, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) renewed his commitment to reform the federal ethanol mandate in the new Congress that convenes in early January.  Joining Welch were representatives of the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Lake Champlain International, and Vermont Natural Resources Council.

December 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON––Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump outlining practical steps he can take to steady wildly fluctuating milk prices and restore stability to the dairy industry.

December 1, 2016 Press Release
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation that will provide much-needed new funding for Vermont and other states battling the opioid epidemic devastating families and communities across the country. Also included in the bill is new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on the treatment and cure of life threatening diseases.
November 28, 2016 Press Release
As President-elect Trump and a new Congress prepare to take office in January, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that he will host a live, statewide telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday evening, November 29th at 7:15 p.m. EST. Welch will outline his agenda and listen to Vermonters’ priorities, hopes, and concerns. Callers will be able to ask Welch questions on the call, which is expected to last one hour.
November 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON –– Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the below statement following the announcement of a Vermont Air National Guard deployment.

November 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today sent a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the review for potential regulation of three chemical clusters that disproportionately affect first responders and emergency personnel.  EPA’s review of potentially toxic chemicals was directed by Congress in recently enacted toxic chemical safety legislation.

November 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would direct the Department of Commerce to assess and quantify the contributions to job creation and consumer spending of the outdoor and recreation industry.

November 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act (H.R. 2566), legislation introduced by Iowa Congressman David Young and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch to address call quality and reliability standards in rural areas.

September 29, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that will improve the quality and reliability of phone service in rural America. The Improving Call Quality and Reliability Act (H.R. 2566), co-sponsored by Rep. David Young (R-IA), passed the House on Tuesday evening.
September 28, 2016 Press Release

“We learned this morning that the City of Rutland will receive refugees who have fled the relentless violence in Syria and Iraq, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs.


In The News

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


"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).