Peter Welch

On House Floor, Welch Demands an Investigation of Trump Ties to Russia

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch February 16, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Rep. Welch: ‘The enduring strength of our democracy is being tested’ WASHINGTON—Today on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) demanded a Congressional investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia. A full transcript of Welch’s […]

Rep. Peter Welch to Engage with Vermonters Thursday Evening in Live Facebook Q&A

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch February 14, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 WASHINGTON – On Thursday evening, Rep. Peter Welch will host a live Facebook Q&A. This forum allows Vermonters to ask questions about Rep. Welch’s agenda in the new Congress, what is happening in Washington, or his take on news […]

In Speech on House Floor, Welch Introduces President Trump to Rutland Refugees

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 31, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 WASHINGTON—After visiting with two Syrian families in Rutland last week, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about President Trump’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program and indefinitely halting admission of […]

Welch: Lawmakers Make Push On Milk Labeling

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 31, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Legislation directs FDA to take action against mislabeling of plant-based beverages as “milk” WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Rep. David G. […]

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Trump to Include Rural Broadband Deployment in Infrastructure Plans

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 31, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 “The digital divide between rural and urban America is significant” members write as they highlight need for broadband infrastructure WASHINGTON – A bipartisan coalition of 71 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump […]

Welch Unveils Four-Point Prescription Drug Affordability Agenda

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 30, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Joined at Burlington roundtable by patients and representatives of insurers and providers BURLINGTON, Vt.— This morning, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) outlined his legislative agenda in the new Congress to make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers, taxpayers, and businesses […]

Scott promises to fight Trump orders

Several travelers attempting to return to Vermont have been affected by the president’s temporary ban on citizens of seven countries.

Welch-backed bill on rural phone quality moves ahead

According to the FCC, residents of Vermont and other rural states experience persistent problems with incoming long distance and wireless calls. The legislation seeks to set universal standards.

Welch seeks infrastructure improvement ideas

Regional planners at Friday’s meeting said they had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of infrastructure needs in their communities.

Welch visits with Syrian refugees in Rutland

Both families had lived in refugee camps for a long time, Welch said, never knowing what the next day would bring.

Welch salutes GE Aviation as corporate leader on climate

While visiting one of its Vermont plants, he contrasted the company’s energy efficiency steps with the current resistance in Washington regarding climate change.

Trump freeze on federal jobs, EPA grants will hit VA hospital, Vermont agency

Forty percent of funding for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is at risk. Fifty federal employees in Vermont could be affected by the freeze.

Photo gallery: Vermonters march in Washington

Residents were displaying the green as well as the pink at a D.C. reception hosted by Sen. Patrick Leahy and during the Women’s March.

Welch: Vermonters’ health care vulnerable under Trump

He warned lawmakers and the governor about the possible conversion of Medicaid funding to block grants and said that could devastate community hospitals.