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November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, November 13 – In response to President Trump's recent cut in refugee admissions, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch issued the following statement:

November 4, 2019 Press Release

Monday, November 4, 2019 – U.S. Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), John Larson (D-CT), and Darren Soto (D-FL) have introduced the Safeguarding Medicare Access to Respiratory Therapy (SMART) Act of 2019.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., October 30 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that the Vermont Fire Academy and fire departments throughout the state have received more than $2 million through 16 federal grants.
 

October 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Co-Chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with fellow Co-Chairs Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Rep David Schweikert (AZ-06), announced the introduction of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a major drug pricing reform bill that includes a price negotiation initiative long championed by Rep. Peter Welch. 

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, October 18 – Today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to swiftly resolve the recall of Natpara, a lifesaving drug used to manage blood calcium levels for people with a rare condition called hypoparathyroidism.
 

October 11, 2019 Press Release

STOWE – With the bustling Stowe Foliage Arts Festival as a backdrop, Rep. Peter Welch today unveiled legislation he is championing in Congress to boost international tourism to Vermont. Welch made the announcement at Top Notch during a roundtable discussion with leaders of Vermont’s travel and tourism industry.

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), Brendan F.

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In The News

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.

November 27, 2017 In The News

There are two great threats to American democracy today and neither one are named Trump, said Vermont’s lone-ranger congressman, Peter Francis Welch (D-VT).

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November 8, 2017 In The News

“It’s a mess in Washington,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Champlain Valley specialty crop farmers who gathered in Middlebury last week to share their wish lists for the 2018 farm bill. But, despite the dysfunction in much of the nation’s capital,  the Vermont Democrat said there is still hope because there tends to be bipartisan support to “get a decent farm bill.”

October 23, 2017 In The News

On a visit to Bennington, Rep. Peter Welch echoed recent remarks from Gov. Phil Scott, calling for bipartisan remedies for a polarized nation.

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October 10, 2017 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) is not mincing words when it comes to Allergan Inc.’s deal with an American Indian tribe geared toward protecting one of the company’s top products.

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