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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world awaits the response from the Saudi government on the disappearance and apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Rep. Peter Welch (D.-Vt.) yesterday joined Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Ma.) and seven House colleagues in introducing legislation to halt military aid and the future sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.
Washington, DC – This afternoon, President Trump signed into law legislation co-authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that eliminates so-called “gag rules” imposed on pharmacists that prevent them from steering their customers to the lowest cost option when filling a prescription.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Wednesday that Congress passed legislation that opens the door for Vermont to receive federal funds to repair three aging flood control dams.
(TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018) – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that two Vermont organizations have received $1.2 million in federal funds from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
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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.
Rep. Peter Welch says his meeting with the first two Syrian refugee families to arrive in Rutland was bittersweet.
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.
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.
HIGHGATE — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch laced up a pair of hockey skates, grabbed a stick and joined elementary school students on the ice at the Highgate Arena Wednesday morning.
Welch made a few laps around the rink, skating beside selectboard member and cochair of Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association’s facility board Joshua LaRocque before posing with students for a photo.
By Mike Polhamus
Vermont’s lone member of the U.S. House said Tuesday he intends to fight any efforts to expand a massive nationwide subsidy to corn farmers instituted during the George W. Bush administration.