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March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) today introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to create a $2 billion Keeping Critical Connections fund at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted early Saturday morning for emergency legislation (H.R. 6201) to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease and help affected Americans. This bill is the second emergency coronavirus package to pass the House with an overwhelming bipartisan vote (363-40) in the past eight days.

March 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch voted Wednesday night in support of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 6074) to provide $8.3 billion in emergency funding to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a letter to congressional appropriators, Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) blasted President Trump’s proposal to remove critical funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

February 27, 2020 Press Release

(THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Thursday that the U.S. Treasury awarded Housing Vermont a $2 million grant to support affordable housing production and preservation of roughly 900 affordable rental units. The grant was provided through the Capital Magnet Fund program.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has introduced legislation to make energy and natural gas usage data available to consumers. Allowing consumers to access information about how and when they use energy will allow them to make informed decisions to reduce their energy use.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Peter Welch today introduced bipartisan legislation that will more than double funding for the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Since 1991, RTP has provided funding to states to develop and maintain outdoor recreational trails, allowing millions of Americans and their families to enjoy activities such as hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) today introduced legislation to authorize the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). 

January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch announced today that his long-time chief of staff, Bob Rogan, will retire at the end of February.

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in reaction to the American drone attack at the Baghdad airport:

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In The News

August 1, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., talked about health care, minimum wage and the struggles of working people during a town hall meeting Monday at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

July 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Peter Welch joined Planned Parenthood officials and supporters Monday to defend federal funding for reproductive health services.

July 9, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., back from a recent visit to a migrant detention center along the Texas-Mexico border, says he’s “not satisfied” with President Donald Trump’s response after reversing his administration’s policy of separating children from their families.

June 19, 2018 In The News

In a facility not far from the Mexican border in Texas, Rep. Peter Welch saw three young boys — brothers, he assumed — lying on thin mattresses under tinfoil-like Mylar blankets on Sunday.

“The three of them were holding onto each other for dear life,” the Vermont Democrat later described the scene. “They don’t know what their future is.”

June 13, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch says President Donald Trump is playing Russian roulette with Vermont jobs by threatening to impose tariffs on Canada.

June 12, 2018 In The News

 On the heels of a rapid trip to the Mexico border to inspect conditions for children being held as illegal immigrants, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was back in Vermont on Monday afternoon, meeting with officials and touring redevelopment sites in the downtown area. It was a rapid change of scene.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch has signed on to a bipartisan letter demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency released a study on the health effects of the chemicals PFOA and PFOS.

May 2, 2018 In The News

Vermont’s congressional delegation is pushing back against a rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would require producers of pure maple syrup to put “added sugar” labels on their products.

April 16, 2018 In The News

 As rumors swirled Friday that President Donald Trump was preparing to dismiss a top Department of Justice official, lawmakers took steps to defend the special counsel and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

April 6, 2018 In The News

A visit here Wednesday served as a reminder to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of the countryside communities that need a hand in order to prosper. 

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