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