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April 22, 2019 Press Release

RUTLAND, Vt. – At a press conference this afternoon at Rutland Pharmacy, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled two bills that will protect Vermont’s local independent pharmacies that are at risk due to anti-competitive practices by middlemen in the prescription drug market.  There are 41 independent pharmacies in Vermont employing 381 full time employees.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Oversight and Reform Committee, released the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, "Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." 

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April 16, 2019 Press Release

(TUESDAY, April 16, 2019) - Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Welch (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that Vermont will receive $21 million in new affordable housing and community development funds from the U.S.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

(Washington) Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) joined with Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) to reintroduce the Seniors Fraud Prevention Act. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Senate companion (S. 512).

April 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) voted yesterday in favor of H.R. 1585, a long-term renewal of the federal Violence Against Women Act, which was approved on a bipartisan 263-158 vote.

April 3, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), today introduced bipartisan legislation that will create incentives for homeowners to invest in energy efficiency improvements. The Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to take up their bill in the near future.

April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced the Electric Cars Act of 2019, bicameral legislation to fully extend the electric vehicle tax credit for 10 years, and help deploy critical alternative fuel charging infrastructure.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has rallied a bipartisan coalition in support of fully funding this vital program.

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.

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In The News

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.

March 12, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Vermont’s sole member of the House of Representatives is leading an effort to curb the production and related environmental impacts of corn ethanol.

March 8, 2018 In The News

There were very few seats left empty in Herrick Auditorium on Friday as students, faculty and community members gathered for an open forum with Rep. Peter Welch.

“Ever since Vermont became the first new state to join the union in 1791, we have established an amazingly proud legacy in sending very distinguished people to the United States Congress,” Dean Jonathan Spiro said.

March 1, 2018 In The News

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – It’s not every day that a Congressman comes to visit Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. The children and staff were very excited to welcome U.S. Representative for Vermont, Peter Welch, and show him around the campus on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

February 6, 2018 In The News

If there was a unifying theme during Friday afternoon’s roundtable at the St. Albans BAART clinic, it was that addressing the opioid crisis was a community-wide challenge with no easy answers.

January 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch is renewing his call to repeal a federal law that mandates that most gasoline contain 10 percent ethanol.

Welch says the ethanol mandate has been an environmental and economic disaster and is wreaking havoc on the small engines that Vermonters use for work and recreation.

January 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and other lawmakers in Congress plan to introduce legislation blocking a recent decision abolishing net neutrality regulations.

The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to roll back Obama-era rules that required internet service providers to give consumers equal access to all content on the internet.

January 3, 2018 In The News

From President Donald Trump’s inauguration to the Women’s March, the narrowly defeated Obamacare repeal to the narrowly passed tax reform bill, the Russian election interference probe to #MeToo — 2017 was a year of high drama in Washington.

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December 11, 2017 In The News

As the threat of another government shutdown loomed on Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., was busy dealing with an array of fast-changing events that will have varying degrees of impact in Vermont.

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