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December 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON––Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump outlining practical steps he can take to steady wildly fluctuating milk prices and restore stability to the dairy industry.

December 1, 2016 Press Release
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation that will provide much-needed new funding for Vermont and other states battling the opioid epidemic devastating families and communities across the country. Also included in the bill is new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on the treatment and cure of life threatening diseases.
November 28, 2016 Press Release
As President-elect Trump and a new Congress prepare to take office in January, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today announced that he will host a live, statewide telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday evening, November 29th at 7:15 p.m. EST. Welch will outline his agenda and listen to Vermonters’ priorities, hopes, and concerns. Callers will be able to ask Welch questions on the call, which is expected to last one hour.
November 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON –– Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the below statement following the announcement of a Vermont Air National Guard deployment.
 

November 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today sent a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the review for potential regulation of three chemical clusters that disproportionately affect first responders and emergency personnel.  EPA’s review of potentially toxic chemicals was directed by Congress in recently enacted toxic chemical safety legislation.

November 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that would direct the Department of Commerce to assess and quantify the contributions to job creation and consumer spending of the outdoor and recreation industry.

November 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act (H.R. 2566), legislation introduced by Iowa Congressman David Young and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch to address call quality and reliability standards in rural areas.

September 29, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) that will improve the quality and reliability of phone service in rural America. The Improving Call Quality and Reliability Act (H.R. 2566), co-sponsored by Rep. David Young (R-IA), passed the House on Tuesday evening.
September 28, 2016 Press Release

“We learned this morning that the City of Rutland will receive refugees who have fled the relentless violence in Syria and Iraq, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs.

September 27, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that would address a loophole in the Medicare 340B Drug Pricing Program that is contributing to the rising cost of health care for consumers and threatening access to lifesaving medications. The introduction of this legislation is the latest in Welch’s efforts to fix the broken prescription drug market that has led to unrestrained price increases for consumers and providers.

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In The News

November 17, 2015 In The News
Vermont’s lone congressman said it’s time for Congress to debate if the U.S. should go to war in Syria. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Monday that, in light of recent attacks by ISIS that claimed the lives of nearly 200 people in Beirut and Paris, Congress needs to discuss what role the United States should play in response. “Congress has to debate an authorization to use military force,” Welch said. “We’ve been on the sidelines, and I’ve been advocating for a congressional debate to take place and I think this is going to intensify the urgency of Congress doing that.”
November 10, 2015 In The News
Vermont’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives is proposing legislation intended to reduce Medicaid fraud.
November 2, 2015 In The News
Congressman Peter Welch has done his due diligence. He has studied the circumstances on the ground in Syria and surrounding countries. He has traveled to the region as part of a congressional oversight trip. He has visited centers for refugees on the Syrian-Turkey border. The Vermont Democrat, who serves on the Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has gone out of his way to engage in debates, discussions, and inquiries regarding US policy in the region.
October 28, 2015 In The News
Rep. Peter Welch is supporting a new proposed two-year budget deal that increases federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years. Welch says he hopes the agreement will bring a new bipartisan approach to the business of the House.
October 27, 2015 In The News
Passenger rail service to Burlington is four years away, state and federal officials said Monday. Vermont’s congressional delegation announced they had secured a $10 million grant for the Western rail corridor. “I am so proud and so excited at Rutland’s persistence paying off,” Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Monday after jointly announcing the grant with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. “Lots of people have reason to be proud of this grant.”
October 26, 2015 In The News

By Jasper Craven

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is expected to ascend to the position of House Speaker this week, and while Rep. Peter Welch says he has a good working relationship with the Wisconsin Republican, he acknowledged that uncertainty remains about whether the poisonous partisanship that has paralyzed Congress will continue with Ryan at the helm.

October 20, 2015 In The News

By Jack Thurston

RICHMOND, Vt.—Calling unreliable landline phone service an "epidemic" in rural America, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, is co-sponsoring legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that he predicted will improve service.

October 9, 2015 In The News

By Bob Kinzel

Congressman Peter Welch says he's concerned that current leadership battle among House Republicans could result in the shutting down of the federal government in December.

To avoid this possibility, Welch is calling on a group of moderate Republicans to build a coalition with many Democrats to help elect the next Speaker of the U.S. House.

October 8, 2015 In The News
“I admire you guys, I really do. It’s great to be here,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Middlebury College student activists Monday as he met with them to discuss ways to address climate change and share his reflections on effective leadership in the face of tough challenges.
May 20, 2015 In The News

Wall Street Journal original article here.

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