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March 1, 2019 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today that Rebecca Ellis of Waterbury Center will join his staff on March 25th as state director. She replaces George Twigg, who relocated to Colorado in January.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform this afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) questioned Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump. During the exchange, Welch asked Cohen about President Trump’s knowledge of a stolen, “massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign” by WikiLeaks.

February 20, 2019 Press Release

BURLINGTON – At a press conference today at Community Health Centers of Burlington, Rep.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump declaring a national emergency:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“It’s good that the President called for unity tonight. But when the President who calls for unity is the one who has spent his presidency sowing discord—yes, I’d like to be hopeful—but I am deeply skeptical.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Fair Access for Safe and Timely (FAST) Generics Act. The legislation would thwart manipulation of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug safety regulations in order to block the production of generic alternatives to brand name medicines.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the reopening of federal government:  

January 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has been reappointed to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The committee has broad jurisdiction over executive branch programs and activities. Welch has served on the committee since he was first elected to Congress in 2006.

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In The News

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.

October 2, 2017 In The News

There's a push to help more parents in Vermont pay for child care.

Friday, Congressman Peter Welch announced legislation he's introduced. It's called the Child Care for Working Families Act and it's meant to expand the access families have to affordable, high-quality child care. Welch says it's a top priority for him to make this a reality for Vermonters.

September 15, 2017 In The News

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch said he believes Republican President Donald Trump wants to ensure there is protected legal status for Dreamers after taking part in a bipartisan meeting with him Wednesday afternoon.

September 12, 2017 In The News

Speaking at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont on Monday, Congressman Peter Welch said it was critical that Congress find a way to continue DACA— Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

September 5, 2017 In The News

Forty-two Vermonters’ immigration status is uncertain now that President Donald Trump has vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.).

August 21, 2017 In The News

U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quintupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.

August 2, 2017 In The News

Following the failure by Senate Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, a group of 40 House members, including 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans, has emerged with a proposal to help strengthen the health care law.

Rep. Peter Welch says it's critical for Democrats to admit, right at the start, that there are certain parts of the law that need to be changed.

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