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January 11, 2019 Press Release

On the day that some 800,000 federal employees will miss a scheduled paycheck due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) pledged to assist affected Vermont employees where possible.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) and nine House colleagues today introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in the Medicare Part D program.

January 7, 2019 Press Release

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today presented Mr. Albert Besser of Morrisville with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his heroic service as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor that Congress can award to a civilian.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Minutes before taking the oath of office to represent Vermont in Congress for a seventh two-year term, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) recorded a video message to Vermonters to express his gratitude and outline his priorities for the new Congress, including fixing a broken institution—beginning with reopening the federal government—and an agenda focused on rebuilding middle class.

December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that closes a loophole in the federal Medicaid program exploited by drug companies to minimize drug discounts required for participation in the program.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spoke on the House floor in support of a five-year compromise farm bill hammered out by House and Senate negotiators over the last several weeks. Welch touted the overall benefits of the bill for Vermont, including provisions that benefit the dairy, maple, organic and hemp industries.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and Peter Welch (D-VT), announced that VT residents Seth Albertus and Dalton Benjamin – students at Northeastern Clinton Central School in Champlain, NY – have been named the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in NY-21.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) by increasing the transparency and ensuring the accountability of its funding program.

November 28, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement concerning his vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress:

November 27, 2018 Press Release

In a joint statement, Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) said:  “While we sincerely appreciate the work of the U.S. Border Patrol in keeping our country safe along the Northern Border through their actions to interdict dangerous criminal behavior such as human trafficking, we are concerned to learn of the U.S.

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April 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch met with leaders of social service nonprofits in the Upper Valley on Monday to talk about how President Trump's proposed budget would affect the area.

April 17, 2017 In The News

MIDDLEBURY — Congressman Peter Welch arrived in Middlebury last Thursday ready to hear county dairy farmers’ ideas for improving the next farm bill — in particular ways to fix the current farm bill’s underperforming program to help the dairy farmers survive plunging milk prices.

April 13, 2017 In The News

MONTPELIER – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., joined Vermont arts and humanities leaders Wednesday to warn about potential cuts to cultural programs across the Green Mountains.

April 12, 2017 In The News

During Congress’ two-week Easter recess, Vermont’s lone House representative plans to travel across the state to hear what residents believe the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget will be.  On Tuesday, Democrat Peter Welch stopped at a food shelf in St. Albans to discuss how the potential  cuts could impact the service and other safety net programs.

April 11, 2017 In The News

ST. ALBANS — Vermont’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives met with dairy farmers Tuesday to begin crafting a “battle plan” for the next farm bill after the current one expires in 2018.

April 10, 2017 In The News

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Head Start is meant to help low income kids get ready for school, and it is in every county of Vermont.

February 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch and Sen. Patrick Leahy are backing legislation in Congress that would reverse some of the unprecedented and controversial changes President Donald Trump has made to the National Security Council.

February 1, 2017 In The News

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., spoke of the two Syrian refugee families living in Rutland to highlight his opposition to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order.

January 31, 2017 In The News

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable in Burlington Monday with health officials and advocates to discuss the rapidly rising cost of prescription drugs.

January 30, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that aims to improve the quality of rural phone service.

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