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September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep.  Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) that would address a loophole contributing to the rising cost of health care for consumers and threatening access to lifesaving medications.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

“I applaud and strongly support the decision by Speaker Pelosi to commence impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

September 17, 2019 Press Release

(TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019) -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) are reminding Vermont dairy farmers that signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program ends this Friday, Sept. 20, giving producers just a few more days to enroll.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced the Building Efficiently Act of 2019, a bill to encourage property developers to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings they work on. The bill would extend residential construction tax credits that expired in 2017 and expand them to rental properties.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation identical to the bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced in the Senate last week by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

July 24, 2019 Press Release

(WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will receive a $3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase electric buses and charging stations to be used in Vermont’s Upper Valley.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – At a Congressional hearing this afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) asked Special Counsel Robert Mueller a series of questions on collusion and Russian interference in U.S. elections. When asked by Welch if election interference with no consequences was now “the new normal,” Mueller replied, “I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear it is.”

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July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Members of Congress led by Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams.

July 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, July 19, 2019) – U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) late Thursday reintroduced their legislation to strengthen privacy protections in the United States by limiting the unreasonably large “border zone.”  Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced an identical version of the bill in the House of Representatives.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Statement of Rep. Peter Welch:

I have concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached.

I do not arrive at this conclusion lightly. The power of impeachment granted to Congress by our Founding Fathers should not be casually employed. In our democracy, every deference should be given to the outcome of every election.

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In The News

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.

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.

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