"Vermonters are known for being innovative and entrepreneurial. From our smallest ‘mom and pop’ shops to our largest corporations, Vermont businesses embody our values of hard work and integrity. I am committed to helping them succeed by providing access to federal resources and supporting legislation that helps them thrive in a global economy."
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After meeting with businesses in Barre in July 2015, Rep. Welch successfully pushed for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to help Vermont businesses export goods to trading partners around the world. Rep. Welch has been a strong advocate for an open and accessible internet for all Americans, including Vermont’s entrepreneurs whose livelihoods depend on fast and reliable internet service.
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Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt) issued the following statement in response to today’s landmark Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v.
WASHINGTON – Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a congressional resolution designating the week of June 11 through June 15, 2018 as “High Performance Building Week.” The resolution recognizes that high performance buildings promote water and energy efficiency, protecting natural resources and reducing costs for building occupants.
Rep. Peter Welch says President Donald Trump is playing Russian roulette with Vermont jobs by threatening to impose tariffs on Canada.
The Democratic Congressman held a news conference with industry representatives Tuesday to decry the president's posturing toward Vermont's largest trading partner. Welch noted 19,000 Vermont jobs are linked to trade with Canada. Vermont exports $1.2 billion worth of goods to Canada.
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.
Perhaps more importantly, Vermont’s lone congressman said Monday that he expects the FDA will work with food producers in crafting new regulations that will have the intended effect of protecting the food supply without harming small businesses.
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%.