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.
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.
(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
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.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump says his decision to buck the advice of America’s closest Muslim allies and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is part of a broader strategy shift needed to produce a Middle East peace pact.