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April 3, 2019 Press Release

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.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 29, 2019 Press Release

(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

March 26, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation:

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

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. 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

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.

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March 7, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

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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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.

July 25, 2017 In The News

Vermont and New Hampshire Representatives were in the Upper Valley Friday to talk about ways to compromise on health care reform in Congress.

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch calls the stand-still between Republicans and Democrats in Congress a fever.

July 13, 2017 In The News

A small group of Democratic legislators will do something unusual Wednesday morning: hold a press conference to talk about the parts of Obamacare that are broken.

July 11, 2017 In The News

At a federally funded summer program for Winooski children, Rep. Peter Welch said President Trump's proposed cuts to federal education programs highlight the fact that some elected officials in Washington have abandoned their fundamental duty to constituents.

June 19, 2017 In The News

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Vermont's lone congressman is pushing a bill to forgive college loan debt for farmers.

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, would not handicap the proposal's chances of becoming law at a press conference Monday.

June 8, 2017 In The News

A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment this week that would have allowed Vermonters — and all Americans — to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. 

May 4, 2017 In The News

Calling it a “dark day in the history of the United States Congress,” U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Thursday voted against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But by a narrow vote of 217 to 213, Republicans prevailed in their months-long quest to pass the American Health Care Act, a top priority for President Donald Trump.

April 21, 2017 In The News

LYNDON CENTER – U.S. Congressman Peter Welch spent Thursday traversing the Northeast Kingdom, talking with local officials and businesses about the economy, visiting a Veterans clinic, and stopping in at Lyndon State College for a ‘Congress On Your Campus’ roundtable.

April 21, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch came to the Northeast Kingdom on Thursday to listen, and he left with plenty to talk about when he gets back to the nation’s capital.

April 19, 2017 In The News

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch had a busy Thursday in Rutland last week. He spoke on behalf of the Community Development Block Grants, visited a Veterans’ Affairs outpatient clinic, sat in on a meeting with the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and got a tour of the Vermont Farmers Food Center.

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