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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.

March 26, 2018 Press Release

RANDOLPH, Vt. – At a press conference this afternoon in Randolph, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) outlined three actions he is taking to assist the effort to contain the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer in Vermont.  The beetle, first discovered in the United States in 2002, targets and kills ash trees by depriving them of their nutrition sources.

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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.
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.

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