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May 10, 2016 Press Release
Today, Representatives: Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Peter Welch (D-VT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and John Conyers (D-MI) released the following statement after leading their colleagues in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urging them to move forward with their new proposal to create a demonstration project for drugs provided under Medicare Part B.
May 10, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) Monday announced the winner of the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Peri Kate Navarro of Colchester and Colchester High School won first-place honors for her mixed-media painting, “The Wanderer”. Navarro’s piece was selected from a field of 141 entries from students representing 31 high schools across Vermont.
May 6, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Governor Peter Shumlin Friday gathered in front of Union Station in Burlington to celebrate progress made to restore passenger rail service to the iconic stop by Lake Champlain and improve freight service across Vermont’s Western Corridor. Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Welch late last year announced a $10 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the last leg of the project between Rutland and Burlington.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced legislation that would establish criminal penalties under the Clean Air Act for automakers who install “defeat devices” in vehicles to bypass emissions regulations.
April 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) have introduced the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act to facilitate planning and coordination among government and private entities to support expanded use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of physical, everyday objects that have network connectivity.

April 27, 2016 Press Release
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved an initiative by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would help law enforcement gain access to real-time information on drug overdoses. The Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act (H.R. 4982), as amended by Welch’s initiative, was unanimously approved by the committee and will now head to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote.
April 26, 2016 Press Release

“We are proud that the State of Vermont and the City of Rutland are welcoming civilian refugees who have fled the relentless violence in Syria, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs.

April 25, 2016 Press Release
At Waterfront Park in Burlington this morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce, in response to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Welch, will undertake a comprehensive study to quantify the benefits of outdoor recreation to the U.S. economy.
April 22, 2016 Press Release
As tests for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contaminating drinking water in North Bennington, Bennington and Pownal continue this week, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) pressed two congressional committees, charged with finalizing legislation to regulate toxic chemicals, for stricter federal rules and deference to strong state protections already in place in Vermont and across the country.
April 20, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced legislation that would ensure local communities have a significant role in the decommissioning of retired nuclear plants. The legislation also requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to publically approve or reject proposed decommissioning plans to ensure appropriate accountability and transparency measures are in place.


In The News

September 25, 2014 In The News


Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vermont, says he's fighting to improve reimbursements for Vermont's ambulance providers.

September 25, 2014 In The News

Vermont Public Radio

Two rivers in northern Vermont appear headed for federal recognition as wild and scenic waterways.

September 18, 2014 In The News

ABC News 

Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget.

September 17, 2014 In The News


The U.S. House has given its approval to President Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian forces to fight against the terrorist group known as ISIS –the Islamic Stat

September 16, 2014 In The News

Burlington Free Press 

Legislation that would help protect the Upper Missisquoi and Trout rivers in northern Vermont passed the House Monday night by voice vote.