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June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following news reports of widespread mistreatment of migrant children being held in detention centers on the southern border, Rep. Peter Welch took to the House floor this afternoon to slam President Trump for his administration’s child separation policy.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today introduced the Local School Foods Expansion Act, legislation to improve child nutrition by expanding access to locally-grown, unprocessed fruits and vegetables for school meal programs.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that will protect Vermont seniors and others from abuse and neglect by bad actors in the Medicaid program. The bill was co-authored by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and approved on a strong bipartisan vote of 371 to 46.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

(MONDAY, June 17, 2019) - Vermont’s congressional delegation — Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Representative Peter Welch (D) — on Monday urged Vermont dairy farmers to consider enrolling in the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, a safety net measure

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has introduced legislation that would provide federal funding to revitalize forests being destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer and help stem future infestations of invasive pests.  

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2019, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement in reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement earlier today.  Welch is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This evening, by a vote of 234-183, the House of Representatives approved a multi-pronged health care package (H.R. 987) that will lower prescription drug prices and increase access to health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

May 14, 2019 Press Release

SOUTH BURLINGTON – At a Burlington airport press conference today, Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled legislation moving through Congress that will crack down on unwanted and often predatory robocalls. Welch was joined at the press conference by Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Mrs. Kathryn Ottinger of Shelburne, a Vermont senior being bombarded with daily robocalls.

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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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