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May 10, 2017 Press Release

"President Trump’s sudden decision to fire James Comey has compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Russian government’s attempts to influence the outcome of our presidential election.  The American people have a right to know what happened.  It is in the best interest of the country and the President to quickly remove the dark cloud that has now descended over the Administration.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined by a bipartisan group of 67 House colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump advocating for swift action to ensure Canada upholds dairy trade agreements.

April 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-VT), Rep. Peter King (NY-02), and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced they have rallied a bipartisan coalition to fight for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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April 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the following statement: 

“Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people is crime against humanity and a clear violation of international law.  He is a war criminal who will be held accountable for his barbaric actions.  

April 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)this week introduced the Fair Access for Safe and Timely (FAST) Generics Act. The legislation would thwart manipulation of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug safety regulations in order to block the production of generic alternatives to brand name medicines.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Congressmen Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today delivered bipartisan letters to President Donald Trump calling on the administration’s support and use of the Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs).

March 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, after President Trump signed an executive order that calls on the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) went to the House floor to slam the plan.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement:

March 20, 2017 Press Release

“We have expressed our serious concerns to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about these arrests of several farmworkers and farmworker advocates.  We are also reaching out to ICE about the potential impact in Vermont of President Trump’s executive order calling for increased immigration enforcement.

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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.
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.

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