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Supporting Entrepreneurs

"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."


Spotlight on Business

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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June 21, 2018 Press Release

Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt) issued the following statement in response to today’s landmark Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 13, 2018 In The News

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.

December 13, 2016 In The News
Manufacturing is returning to Springfield, although it’s nothing remotely resembling machine tools.
June 14, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today released the following statement on the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would repeal critical swipe fee reforms to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
April 25, 2016 Press Release
At Waterfront Park in Burlington this morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce, in response to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Welch, will undertake a comprehensive study to quantify the benefits of outdoor recreation to the U.S. economy.
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.

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.

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%.