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July 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) took to the House floor this morning in opposition to House legislation that would preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law with a weaker national standard for foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. The legislation (S. 764), approved by the Senate on July 7, passed the House by a vote of 306 to 117.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

(THURSDAY, July 7, 2016) – Many Vermonters saw the dramatic photos in 2011 documenting the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. The Neshobe River overflowed and swept through downtown Brandon with such force that the flood closed the state highway and damaged several businesses and other structures.

July 5, 2016 Press Release
On the heels of gaining House approval of his bipartisan amendment to make the U.S. Capitol complex more family friendly, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) will deliver a letter this week to Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers urging him to partner with Burlington-based Mamava to add lactation stations in the Capitol and House office buildings. Mamava specializes in free-standing lactation rooms for mothers nursing their child in public areas.
June 29, 2016 Press Release
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that Vermont has received $2.1 million in AmeriCorps funding. The grants are from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.
June 14, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the following statement on the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would repeal critical swipe fee reforms to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
June 10, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday evening passed a bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), co-chair of the Maternity Care Caucus, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), that would bring the Capitol and House office buildings into compliance with the General Services Administration (GSA) requirements for nursing rooms in federal buildings. The initiative passed as part of H.R. 5325, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act.
June 6, 2016 Press Release
At the start of the busy summer traveling season, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced a more convenient opportunity for Vermonters to enroll in a program to expedite security screening at airports and across designated points of entry along the US-Canadian border, including Highgate.
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June 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Prescription Drug Task Force, issued the following statement in support of S.216, Vermont’s new law that will require drug makers to justify prescription drug price increases to consumers. Governor Peter Shumlin signed the first-of-its-kind legislation Thursday.  
 

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Energy and Commerce Members Bob Latta (R-OH) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the creation of a working group to examine the Internet of Things (IoT).

May 13, 2016 Press Release
The House of Representatives today approved a package of bills to address the opioid epidemic spreading across the country. The legislation would help states and communities increase their capacity to treat patients in recovery and provide tools to prevent addiction and overdoses.

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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

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