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March 29, 2019 Press Release

(FRIDAY, March 29, 2019) – On Thursday the Office of Personnel Management announced an across-the-board 1.4 percent pay raise for federal employees, effectively ending President Trump’s cruelly timed executive order freezing federal workers’ pay.  Last December, in the midst of a 35-day partial government shutdown that left 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay, Trump unil

March 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that closes a loophole in the Medicaid program benefitting drug companies. The loophole allows the companies to minimize drug discounts they are required to provide to state and federal Medicaid programs.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation:

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the New England Congressional Delegation issued the following statement regarding cuts to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in New England.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-dairy products as dairy. 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be made available to the American public and to Congress. The resolution is expected to pass the House tomorrow.

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March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) joined House and Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to restore a free and open internet.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) to help schools become more energy efficient in Vermont and across the country.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today that Rebecca Ellis of Waterbury Center will join his staff on March 25th as state director. She replaces George Twigg, who relocated to Colorado in January.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform this afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) questioned Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump. During the exchange, Welch asked Cohen about President Trump’s knowledge of a stolen, “massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign” by WikiLeaks.

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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. 

April 6, 2018 In The News

A consortium of organizations creating a plan to address opioid addiction in the county was an idea that took hold during a roundtable discussion attended by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont.

April 3, 2018 In The News

RICHFORD – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., spent Wednesday morning touring sites in the small town of Richford, touching base with both the Northern Tier Center for Health (NOTCH) and the workers of the Blue Seal Feed mill.

“What an incredible facility,” Welch said at the start of his tour of the NOTCH facility. “They’ve got nothing without you guys.”

April 3, 2018 In The News

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is praising a new, $3.3 billion federal commitment to fight opioid addiction, but he’s criticizing House leadership for not allowing the chamber to vote on substantive gun safety measures.

March 29, 2018 In The News

Six House Democrats are calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate whether President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House aide Jared Kushner leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

March 27, 2018 In The News

A destructive, invasive beetle first confirmed in the state earlier this month, has now been spotted in three other locations according to state officials.

March 27, 2018 In The News

Under current law, the country’s top intelligence agencies are not required to make public any information about their budgets.

A new bill offered by a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., seeks to change that. 

March 12, 2018 In The News

The Trump administration's proposal to replace a portion of food stamp benefits with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods has little chance of passing in Congress, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said Friday.

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