Peter Welch

Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $1.4M In First Round Of Affordable Housing Grants

News Release — Vermont Congressional Delegation May 17, 2017 Contacts: Sen. Leahy Press Contact David Carle 202-224-3693 Sen. Sanders Press Contact Dan McLean 802-862-6695 Rep. Welch Press Contact Kirsten Hartman 202-225-4115 WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced more than […]

Welch calls Trump ‘careless’ disclosing intel to Russia

The congressman said the president’s sharing classified information with Russian officials was “a really dumb thing to do.”

Student loan forgiveness could help farmers grow

“We are five years behind where we could be,” says one Vermont farmer struggling with student debt. A bill before Congress looks to attract more young people to the field and help them succeed.

Activists rail against Vermont Yankee waste plans

Some dissenters, citing “environmental justice” concerns, are questioning the push to get the Vernon plant’s spent nuclear fuel out of Vermont.

Meagan Gallagher: Trumpcare a disaster for women’s health care

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood would deny 18,000 Vermonters access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.

U.S. House narrowly passes GOP plan to replace Obamacare

Rep. Peter Welch, I-Vt., took to Twitter to vote “hell no” on the bill. State policies would shield Vermonters from some benefits reductions, but the Medicaid budget could take a hit.

Welch Pushes for Level Playing Field for U.S. Dairy Products

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch May 1, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined by a bipartisan group of 67 House colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump advocating for swift action to ensure Canada upholds dairy trade agreements. Last week, the President called out Canada’s dairy trade […]

Vermonters throng Statehouse for climate change rally

Organizers say efforts to address climate change have stalled locally and nationally.

Newport, Derby residents bring Welch wish list

Infrastructure, ‘hole’ in the ground top priorities for federal support.

On filing deadline day, Welch talks tax reform, Trump’s returns

“We do need tax reform, but part of the tax reform is that you shouldn’t be able to avoid taxes by legal loopholes,” Welch said in reference to the president’s taxes.

Fate of Vermont agriculture in Washington weighs heavy

Farmers and members of the congressional delegation look to limit the damage when it comes to immigrant labor, federal grant funding, dairy price protections and more.

Welch continues two week statewide tour highlighting impact of Trump budget on Vermonters

NEXT WEEK: Welch Continues Two Week Statewide Tour Highlighting Impact of Trump Budget on Vermonters BURLINGTON, Vt. – Starting Monday, April 17, 2017, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) will embark on the second week of his statewide tour to hear from Vermonters about the impact of President Trump’s budget on their lives and communities. Throughout the […]

Welch Continues Two Week Statewide Tour Highlighting Impact of Trump Budget on Vermonters

For Immediate Release April 14, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 NEXT WEEK: Welch Continues Two Week Statewide Tour Highlighting Impact of Trump Budget on Vermonters BURLINGTON, Vt. – Starting Monday, April 17, 2017, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) will embark on the second week of his statewide tour to hear from Vermonters about […]

Leahy, Sanders, Welch Receive Community Health Congressional Awards

News Release — Bi-State Primary Care Associatio March 30, 2017 Contact: Susan Noon 603/228-2830 x144 Cell: (603) 866-6020 [email protected] Congressional support for Community Health Centers spans five decades WASHINGTON, DC – March 30, 2017 – Among the thousands of Community Health Center advocates convening on Capitol Hill on March 30 were six from Vermont. Board […]