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June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch to improve energy efficiency in schools in Vermont and across the country. 

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2430), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced an amendment to authorize the importation of safe, low-cost medicine from Canada. A full transcript of Welch’s remarks can be found here. 

June 6, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 6 -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that Williston and Richmond have received a combined $656,000 in U.S. Forest Service grants to create town forests.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As President Trump and his Administration reportedly weigh additional troop deployments and an expansion of the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Stephen F.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.)  announced Thursday that three southern Vermont organizations will share a total of $700,000 in Brownfields Program assessment and cleanup grants from the U.S.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 1 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that Vermont has received $3 million in AmeriCorps funding.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation that creates a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that will reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced more than $1.4 million in grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- At a press conference today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) urged Vermonters to make their views known to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about its plan to allow internet service providers to create a fast lane on the internet for large corporate customers willing to pay a fee to move their content ahead of other internet users.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

"President Trump’s sudden decision to fire James Comey has compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Russian government’s attempts to influence the outcome of our presidential election.  The American people have a right to know what happened.  It is in the best interest of the country and the President to quickly remove the dark cloud that has now descended over the Administration.

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December 15, 2016 In The News

HIGHGATE — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch laced up a pair of hockey skates, grabbed a stick and joined elementary school students on the ice at the Highgate Arena Wednesday morning.

Welch made a few laps around the rink, skating beside selectboard member and cochair of Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association’s facility board Joshua LaRocque before posing with students for a photo.

December 13, 2016 In The News
Manufacturing is returning to Springfield, although it’s nothing remotely resembling machine tools.
December 13, 2016 In The News

By Mike Polhamus

Vermont’s lone member of the U.S. House said Tuesday he intends to fight any efforts to expand a massive nationwide subsidy to corn farmers instituted during the George W. Bush administration.

December 13, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Monday that he just didn’t know what to expect from a Trump presidency.
December 10, 2016 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is hailing congressional passage of legislation that will help Vermont and other states combat opiate addiction.
November 30, 2016 In The News

By Michelle Monroe

ST. ALBANS — On Tuesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., heard from Vermonters concerned about the fates of Medicare, Obamacare, and the Veteran’s Administration in a Trump Administration.

November 16, 2016 In The News
All three of Vermont’s Congressional delegates are voicing strong concerns about President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.
October 27, 2016 In The News
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., pledged his support this week to a local investment group's plan to purchase and redevelop the Putnam Block. Welch was briefed on the plan to turn the properties at the Four Corners intersection into mixed-use retail and commercial space on Wednesday morning.
October 21, 2016 In The News
When Rep. Peter Welch sat down at the Traveled Cup on Tuesday, he was approached by a local man who wanted to thank Welch for responding to his concerns about his medication. The cost had gone from $24 per month to $450.
October 6, 2016 In The News
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch is about as liberal a member of Congress as you'll find. So what's he doing running for reelection as a Republican? Fear not, Democrats. It turns out Welch, the Green Mountain State’s lone representative, will be on the ballot this fall as both a Democrat and a Republican. A write-in campaign for the GOP nomination was launched on his behalf without his knowledge, and after coming out on top, Welch accepted.

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