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August 28, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced the winner of his Facebook Cover Photo Contest. Beginning on August 10th, Welch encouraged Vermonters to submit their original, high-quality photos of Vermont's unique landscapes, views and landmarks to showcase the state's beauty. Photographs were posted on Rep. Welch's Facebook page. His Facebook followers voted by "liking" their favorite shots.
August 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today launched a Facebook Cover Photo Contest, inviting Vermonters to submit their original, high-quality photos of Vermont's unique landscapes, views and landmarks.
August 3, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement in response to today's release of the final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule.
July 31, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) this week introduced legislation that creates a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that will reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.
July 27, 2015 Press Release
By a vote of 275 to 150, the House of Representatives today approved legislation backed by Monsanto and powerful interests in the food industry that would block states from requiring the labeling of food products made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) served as floor leader during the debate for opponents of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, dubbed the DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act).
July 21, 2015 Press Release
At Northern Power Systems in Barre this morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) called on Congress to re-authorize the recently-lapsed Export-Import Bank of the United States. Welch was joined by representatives of Vermont's business community as well as businesses that have received loans from the Bank, including Northern Power Systems.
July 14, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the following statement on the announcement of an agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) today led a bipartisan press conference announcing their effort to break the current impasse over long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund. If Congress fails to act by the end of the month, federal funding for repairing crumbing roads and bridges across the country will expire.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) today led a bipartisan press conference announcing their effort to break the current impasse over long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund. If Congress fails to act by the end of the month, federal funding for repairing crumbing roads and bridges across the country will expire.
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July 7, 2015 Press Release
Standing with state and local transportation officials at the site of a crumbling East Montpelier bridge,Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today outlined his bipartisan effort to reach consensus on a long-term transportation infrastructure plan funded by a sustainable revenue source. Federal funding for road and bridge infrastructure projects will expire on July 31 if Congress fails to act.

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July 24, 2014 In The News

Waterbury Record

With a few exceptions, the national problem-solving dialogue on virtually every issue we face is a disgrace, and the insolvent national highway trust fund is a case in point.

July 21, 2014 In The News

VPR

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that Congress will pass a bill this summer that will allow individual states to impose their sales tax on items purchased on the Internet.

Welch says the plan will help strengthen downtown businesses and will raise new revenue for many states.

July 18, 2014 In The News

Burlington Free Press

Sometimes, members of Congress needs to be told to simply do their job. That's exactly what Peter Welch, D-Vt., did in a speech in the U.S. House chamber admonishing his colleague for their fix to the Highway Trust Fund.

July 18, 2014 In The News

VPR

Unless congress acts by the end of the month, the federal highway trust fund is going to run out of money.  That means many of the road construction projects underway in Vermont will have to be called off. Congressman Peter Welch is calling for a long-term, sustainable solution.

July 17, 2014 In The News

USAToday

Germany wins the "World Cup" for energy efficiency while the United States ranks 13th among 16 major economies — behind China, Canada and India, says an international scorecard Thursday.

July 15, 2014 In The News

Politico

Millions of Web surfers can rejoice: Congress wants to make sure you never pay taxes to connect to the Internet.

July 15, 2014 In The News

KVOA

With the country in need of a financial plan to fix potholes and other crumbling infrastructure,The House of Representatives is trying to shore up the highway trust fund with nearly 11-billion dollars.

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