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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.

January 22, 2019 Press Release

SOUTH BURLINGTON – Before boarding a flight at Burlington International Airport this morning to return to Washington, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled legislation that will put an end to the practice of requiring federal employees to work without pay during the current or any future government shutdown.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took to the House floor today to call for an end to the 25-day partial government shutdown and share the stories of affected Vermonters ranging from furloughed federal employees struggling to pay their bills to those unable to access to critical government services.

January 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) sent a letter late Friday to federal regulators demanding scrutiny of the impact on consumers of the pending merger of two pharmaceutical giants, Celgene and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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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

RICHMOND, Vt. -

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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