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July 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved Rep. Peter Welch’s amendment to prohibit the Pentagon from using taxpayer dollars to purchase uniforms for Afghan National Army.

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July 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep.  Peter Welch and House colleagues representing districts along the U.S. Canadian border have introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, which would reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for five years. 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Tom Reed (R-NY) today introduced the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act which would help small and medium-sized American manufacturers adopt smart manufacturing technologies.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.–  At a Capitol Hill press conference this morning, Rep. Peter Welch and nine House colleagues unveiled a five-part plan to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The plan, Solutions Over Politics, would stabilize the individual insurance marketplace where insurance premiums have skyrocketed and some insurers have ceased participation.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-Louis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and House colleagues on the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic unveiled their legislative agenda to battle the opioid epidemic ravaging communities in Vermont and across the country.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and John Katko (R-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help federal student loan borrowers make smarter loan choices and better position themselves during the repayment process. The bill is the latest Welch initiative to simplify the process of applying for and repaying federal student loans.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to President Trump in reaction to press reports that he will soon sign an executive order favorable to the agenda of the pharmaceutical industry that will provide no relief to Americans reeling from exorbitant drug price increases.

June 19, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch today convened a roundtable of young Vermont farmers and agricultural leaders to discuss the challenges facing young people interested in pursuing agricultural careers. Welch unveiled bipartisan legislation that would encourage young farmers to take over family farms and pursue careers in agriculture.

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In The News

February 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch and Sen. Patrick Leahy are backing legislation in Congress that would reverse some of the unprecedented and controversial changes President Donald Trump has made to the National Security Council.

February 1, 2017 In The News

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., spoke of the two Syrian refugee families living in Rutland to highlight his opposition to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order.

January 31, 2017 In The News

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable in Burlington Monday with health officials and advocates to discuss the rapidly rising cost of prescription drugs.

January 30, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that aims to improve the quality of rural phone service.

January 27, 2017 In The News

President Trump and congressional leaders appear willing to support infrastructure investments in rural areas and Vermont could benefit, according to Rep. Peter Welch.

Welch, speaking Friday to regional planners in Montpelier, asked what infrastructure needs they might have that could be paid for through a national infrastructure improvement program.

January 27, 2017 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch says his meeting with the first two Syrian refugee families to arrive in Rutland was bittersweet.

January 26, 2017 In The News

On a visit to GE Aviation’s local plant Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., hailed the company as one that has accepted the realities of climate change and is pursuing measures to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Welch contrasted the company’s efforts in recent years with the ongoing debate in Washington over whether climate change is real.

January 18, 2017 In The News

MONTPELIER - Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., mixed dire predictions with a rallying cry Wednesday as he told Vermont lawmakers to "continue full speed ahead" on health care reform despite the pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which affects insurance rates, Medicaid funding, health coverage for young adults and many other aspects of the state's health care system.

January 10, 2017 In The News
Vermont’s congressman is encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on a position Trump announced a year ago advocating for the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices.
December 16, 2016 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch is mounting a new campaign against the words soy milk, almond milk and rice milk. Impostors, he says.

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