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March 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced bicameral legislation to establish safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded use of commercial and government drones. The Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act will ensure standards for informing the public about the location, timing and ownership of unmanned aerial vehicles.
March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, a senior Democrat on the Oversight Committee and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, met with President Donald J.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) indicted the so-called “repeal and replace” bill proposed by the Republican majority. A full transcript of Welch’s remarks can be found here.

March 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is scheduled to meet with President Donald J. Trump on March 8, 2017, to discuss lowering prescription drug prices.  Cummings will be joined by Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, a senior Democrat on the Oversight Committee and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Dr. Redonda G.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Rep. Welch made the following statement in response to the President's revised Executive Order on immigration:

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315):

March 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington – Just days after the President proposed a $54 billion increase to defense spending, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Congressman Peter Welch (VT-AL) introduced the Department of Defense Overhead Cost Savings and Transparency Act which would declassify the entirety of

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March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Welch on Thursday released the follow statement calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign his post immediately: 

March 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Welch made the following statement after President Trump's first speech to the joint session of Congress: 

February 27, 2017 Press Release

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) will hold a ‘Congress in Your Community’ town hall Friday, March 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. 

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May 31, 2016 In The News
The Internet of Things encompasses a world where machines and physical objects are embedded with Internet connectivity and networked sensors allowing them to process data and communicate in real-time with their surrounding environment. These things, known as “smart” devices, are being adopted by millions of people across the country to achieve fitness goals, connect with doctors, and increase productivity in their everyday lives.
May 21, 2016 In The News
Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vt., praised the EPA brownfields program for helping to revitalize areas in the heart of U.S. cities, like the Old North End, that would otherwise suffer for lack of new development. “It’s absolutely essential for our communities that we rebuild and not abandon, and the brownfield grants allow us to do that,” Welch said.
May 15, 2016 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a slew of bills Friday aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic throughout the country, including two provisions authored by Vermont Rep. Peter Welch.
May 11, 2016 In The News
Opiate addiction is now a national epidemic with a firm grasp in the Northeast. On Tuesday, Vermont Rep. Peter Welch spoke with city and state leaders in Burlington Vermont about his efforts to address the issue in Washington D.C.
May 11, 2016 In The News
Dr. Patricia Fisher said she recognized a name of a man on her patient list recently at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She had treated his ill father for years, and prescribed opiates for chronic pain.
April 28, 2016 In The News
The Town of Williamstown held a double celebration Last Friday at the Public Service Building. The first reason for the celebration was to celebrate Earth Day and the second reason was to formally announce the large grant and low interest loan to upgrade the town’s 47 year-old wastewater system.
April 13, 2016 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is seeking to change the dairy margin protection program to reflect the variation in feed prices across the country. The margin protection program insures the margin between what farmers pay for feed and the price they receive for their milk.

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