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February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--As the critical relationship between the United States and Canada is in the spotlight after Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington, D.C., several members of the House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus are sending a letter to

February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that they have reintroduced the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, which would ensure our community pharmacists receive reimbursement at the rate posted at the time prescriptions are filled.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

 WASHINGTON – On Thursday evening, Rep. Peter Welch will host a live Facebook Q&A. This forum allows Vermonters to ask questions about Rep. Welch’s agenda in the new Congress, what is happening in Washington, or his take on news of the day. 

February 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--In a joint statement, Vermont’s Congressional Delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) – commented on State of Vermont legislative efforts to protect the constitutional rights of Vermonters:

January 31, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Rep. David G. Valadao (R-CA) today introduced legislation in the House that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling plant-based beverages as milk.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
After visiting with two Syrian families in Rutland last week, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about President Trump’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program and indefinitely halting admission of refugees from Syria.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
A bipartisan coalition of 71 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump today urging him to include investments in rural broadband connectivity in his forthcoming infrastructure proposal. The lawmakers highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity in attracting and retaining businesses, communication between family and friends, timely responses to an emergency response, agricultural efficiency, and access to educational materials.
January 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal

January 30, 2017 Press Release

BURLINGTON, Vt.— This morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) outlined his legislative agenda in the new Congress to make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers, taxpayers, and businesses providing health coverage to employees.  Welch unveiled his four-point initiative at an affordable medicine roundtable he convened at the Community Health Centers of Burlington.

January 27, 2017 Press Release

"We deplore President Trump’s decision to unilaterally halt the refugee resettlement program.  By imposing a blanket ban on entire nationalities of men, women and children facing horrific violence and devastation, he has allowed fear to triumph over compassion and common sense.  Struggling families, fleeing peril and motivated to start their lives anew, have enriched America and contribute imme

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In The News

April 6, 2016 In The News

By Joseph Gresser

Over the past couple of years U.S. Representative Peter Welch and congressional friends from both sides of the aisle have succeeded in rolling back Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that Mr. Welch has said could have harmed Vermont businesses.

March 30, 2016 In The News
Congressman Peter Welch lamented the burden of prescription drugs on Americans during a tour through Newport City and Derby Tuesday. On the national level, Welch, D-Vermont, joined U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and nine other House and Senate Democratic colleagues on Tuesday to protest the price of a prostate cancer drug Xtandi.
March 22, 2016 In The News
End the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, said Vermont Democrats Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, speaking from Havana on Monday afternoon before a state dinner.
March 22, 2016 In The News
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch joined President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Cuba this week, where Obama became the first president to visit the country since 1928.
March 14, 2016 In The News

Vermont’s Congressional Delegation is working to establish sanctions on big companies who advertise that their products contain “maple” when, in fact, they contain no actual maple syrup.

Vermont sugarmakers back their efforts 100%.

March 11, 2016 In The News

Jon Skates, former Rutland alderman, is retired from the U.S. Navy, where he served in the submarine service. Now, he’s in a managerial role at Casella Waste Management.

Skates said he was worried his military training wouldn’t transfer into the civilian workforce and he would have difficulty landing a job. 

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March 8, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be joined by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, on his historic trip to Cuba.

The historic trip is scheduled to start March 20. This is the first time a U.S. president has visited Cuba since 1928.

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