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.
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.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement concerning his vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress:
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.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today introduced the Local School Foods Expansion Act, legislation to improve child nutrition by expanding access to locally-grown, unprocessed fruits and vegetables for school meal programs.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following message to Vermonters participating in the “Nobody Is Above the Law” protests across the state:
“Thank you all for gathering today to express our mutual and deep concern that the guardrails of our democracy are at risk. I regret that I could not be here with you.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a lead sponsor of legislation in the House to mandate Medicare price negotiation, issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement this afternoon on prescription drug pricing:
BURLINGTON, Vt. – This morning at Gardener’s Supply, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) unveiled his legislation to remove two major impediments to older disabled Americans remaining in the workforce past the age of 65.
WASHINGTON – In a White House ceremony this afternoon, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan package of opioid legislation, including four bills co-authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.). While supporting the package, Welch decried the lack of a more comprehensive approach to combatting the opioid public health epidemic ravaging communities in Vermont and across the country.
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and Congressman Peter Welch will represent Vermont at the christening of the USS Vermont on Saturday, October 20 in Groton, Connecticut.
The Virginia-class submarine will commemorate the history between the U.S. Navy and the State of Vermont. It will be the third vessel named after the state in the history of the U.S. Navy.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable in Burlington Monday with health officials and advocates to discuss the rapidly rising cost of prescription drugs.
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.
President Trump and congressional leaders appear willing to support infrastructure investments in rural areas and Vermont could benefit, according to Rep. Peter Welch.
Welch, speaking Friday to regional planners in Montpelier, asked what infrastructure needs they might have that could be paid for through a national infrastructure improvement program.