Leahy, Sanders and Welch announce Burlington Waterfront Park grant

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 19, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Dan McLean 802 862-6695 Kate Hamilton (202) 225-4115 $500,000 Granted For New Burlington Waterfront Park Supported By Leahy, Sanders And Welch . . . Burlington Is 1 of Only 22 Cities Receiving Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Support For […]



Welch renews Northern Border Regional Commission

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch July 19, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch, Canadian Border Colleagues Join Together to Renew Northern Border Regional Commission WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch and House colleagues representing districts along the U.S. Canadian border have introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, which would reauthorize […]





Welch introduces smart manufacturing bill

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch July 13, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Samantha Cotten (202) 225-3161 Welch and Reed Introduce Bill to Advance Smart Manufacturing WASHINGTON –Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Tom Reed (R-NY) today introduced the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act which would help small and medium-sized American manufacturers adopt smart manufacturing technologies. […]




Welch, House Task Force Unveil Agenda to Combat Opioid Epidemic

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 27, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton, Press Secretary (202) 440-3340 Welch, House Task Force Unveil Agenda to Combat Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and House colleagues on the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic unveiled their legislative agenda to battle the opioid epidemic ravaging communities […]



Welch introduces legislation to aid student loan debt management

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 23, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Erin O’Connor (315) 292-3689 Welch, Katko Introduce Legislation to Help College Graduates Better Manage Student Loan Debt WASHINGTON— Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and John Katko (R-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help federal student loan borrowers make smarter loan choices and […]



Welch AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alums call to national service

News Release — Service Year Alliance June 22, 2017 Contact: Laura Thompson [email protected] (860) 707-4713. Congressman Peter Welch and AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alums Call to Protect and Expand National Service RICHMOND, VT – The White House’s budget proposes the elimination of AmeriCorps — America’s largest national service program. Funding for YouthBuild and the Peace […]



Welch to Trump: Draft executive order betrays Americans

News Release — Rep. Peter Walsh June 22, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch, Cummings to Trump: Draft Executive Order Betrays Working Americans Reeling from Exorbitant Drug Price Increases Washington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to President Trump in reaction to press reports that he […]




Welch legislation encourages young farmers to pursue agriculture

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 14, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch Unveils Legislation to Remove Faced by Young Farmers RICHMOND, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch today convened a roundtable of young Vermont farmers and agricultural leaders to discuss the challenges facing young people interested in pursuing agricultural careers. Welch unveiled bipartisan […]



Welch bill to reduce prescription drug prices for rural hospitals

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 14, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch Introduces Legislation to Cut Prescription Drug Prices Purchased for Patients by Rural Hospitals Bill would close a costly loophole in federal program, assisting Vermont hospitals WASHINGTON––Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole in a federal […]