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November 22, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission chairman’s proposal to repeal net neutrality rules.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to initiate punitive measures against the State of Vermont and the City of Burlington related to immigration.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) spoke against the Trump-Ryan tax proposal being debated by the House of Representatives. A final vote on the bill is expected tomorrow by early afternoon.

November 3, 2017 Press Release

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who advocated for the early release of federal home heating aid funds as Vermont’s winter approaches, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has released $16.9 million in heating assistance for Vermont.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTONRep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to the charges filed against three former Trump campaign officials, including campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort, in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHNGTON –  Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) today introduced legislation to require the federal government to leverage its bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices for seniors.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) testified today before a key House subcommittee to urge House action on the opioid epidemic ravaging communities in Vermont and across the country.

October 6, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 6 – Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Friday that firefighters throughout Vermont have received $1,635,648 through 15 federal grants.

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In The News

September 27, 2016 In The News
As the federal government works to come up with new rules for decommissioning nuclear plants like Vermont Yankee, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch can distill his hopes into two words. “We’re trying to say over and over again: ‘community involvement, community involvement, community involvement,’” said Welch, D-Vt.
September 24, 2016 In The News

By Taylor Reed

LYNDONVILLE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development broke news Friday at Darling Inn during a traveling REAP Zone conference – nearly $2 million worth of news.

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September 13, 2016 In The News
The U.S. government should be actively engaged in creating a strategy to maximize the beneficial economic impact of technology connected to the web, according to a newly passed House resolution.
July 27, 2016 In The News
Environmentalists who once championed biofuels as a way to cut pollution are now turning against a U.S. program that puts renewable fuels in cars, citing higher-than-expected carbon dioxide emissions and reduced wildlife habitat.
July 14, 2016 In The News
Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time. Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The Agriculture Department would have two years to write the rules.
June 30, 2016 In The News
The state’s congressional delegation announced $2.1 million in funding for the AmeriCorps program in Vermont that will bring nearly 90 new people into the volunteer service organization.
June 22, 2016 In The News
Starting Wednesday morning, U.S. House Democrats staged a rare sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence. Vermont Rep. Peter Welch was among those that participated, and spoke to VPR Wednesday afternoon from the cloakroom off the House floor.

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