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March 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Monday that a joint town meeting will be held by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. 

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: 

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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.
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%.

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