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May 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following joint statement today after news that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai directed the immediate transfer of the Universal Service Fund to the U.S. Treasury:

April 27, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the passing of former Vermont Governor Phil Hoff:

April 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sharply questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on his misuse of taxpayer funds.

April 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives John Yarmuth (KY-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), David Price (NC-04), Lloyd Doggett (TV-35), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Peter Welch (VT-AL), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) released the statement below regarding the ongoing violence in Gaza:

April 26, 2018 Press Release

(WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018) — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Wednesday that four Vermont organizations will share a total of $1.35 million in Brownfields Program assessment and cleanup grants from the U.S.

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) is calling for the immediate resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, April 19, 2018) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), joined by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), announced a $792,000 grant to bring the medical records system at the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington into the 21st century.

April 16, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s strike on Syria:

April 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation to require judicial review of any decision to fire an independent special counsel, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - This afternoon, at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sharply questioned Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg on his company’s failure to protect the privacy of its users, as well as the imperative of developing a federal regulatory framework that adequately safeguards user privacy going forward.

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October 6, 2016 In The News
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch is about as liberal a member of Congress as you'll find. So what's he doing running for reelection as a Republican? Fear not, Democrats. It turns out Welch, the Green Mountain State’s lone representative, will be on the ballot this fall as both a Democrat and a Republican. A write-in campaign for the GOP nomination was launched on his behalf without his knowledge, and after coming out on top, Welch accepted.
October 3, 2016 In The News

By Kyle Midura

BURLINGTON - Vermont students and their parents should find it simpler to apply for college financial aid this year, and can do so now.

September 29, 2016 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.

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.

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