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June 20, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s apparent retreat on his policy of separating migrant children from their parents. On Sunday, Welch visited several migrant detention facilities along the Texas-Mexico border.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a congressional resolution designating the week of June 11 through June 15, 2018 as “High Performance Building Week.” The resolution recognizes that high performance buildings promote water and energy efficiency, protecting natural resources and reducing costs for building occupants.

June 19, 2018 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 18 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Monday that Vermont is set to receive $4 million through the State Opioid Response Grants program to help fight Vermont’s opioid epidemic.

June 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the child detention crisis created by the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy intensifies, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) will travel Sunday to the U.S.- Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

(THURSDAY, June 14, 2018) -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline until Friday, June 22, for dairy farmers to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program (MPP).

June 8, 2018 Press Release

Late yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation authorizing Army Corps of Engineer dam and water projects around the country. 

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As the comment period for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Label draws to a close, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced H.R. 6032, the SMART IoT Act, which directs the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study on the state of the internet-connected device industry.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN) that extends the North Country National Scenic Trail from Crowne Point, NY into Addison County, linking it to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail via Vermont’s Long Trail. 

June 6, 2018 Press Release

 

Lawmakers concerned with negative public health impacts, lack of scientific analysis

 

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April 10, 2017 In The News

BURLINGTON, Vt. -

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.

January 27, 2017 In The News

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.

January 27, 2017 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch says his meeting with the first two Syrian refugee families to arrive in Rutland was bittersweet.

January 26, 2017 In The News

On a visit to GE Aviation’s local plant Thursday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., hailed the company as one that has accepted the realities of climate change and is pursuing measures to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Welch contrasted the company’s efforts in recent years with the ongoing debate in Washington over whether climate change is real.

January 18, 2017 In The News

MONTPELIER - Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., mixed dire predictions with a rallying cry Wednesday as he told Vermont lawmakers to "continue full speed ahead" on health care reform despite the pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which affects insurance rates, Medicaid funding, health coverage for young adults and many other aspects of the state's health care system.

January 10, 2017 In The News
Vermont’s congressman is encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on a position Trump announced a year ago advocating for the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices.

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