Peter Welch

Scott skips Trump inauguration

All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation will attend Trump’s inauguration Friday. Hundreds of Vermonters are expected to protest on Saturday.

Welch Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Improve Rural Call Completion

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 13, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Persistent phone call completion problems in rural communities are creating major inconveniences for families, hurting businesses, and threatening public safety WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to improve rural call completion. Persistent phone call […]

House Republicans initiate repeal of Affordable Care Act

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., accused Republicans of unfairly attacking the law without offering a comprehensive replacement plan.

Welch seeks drug negotiating power for Medicare

He sent a note to Donald Trump pointing out that the president-elect has expressed support for negotiating and calling on him to check out a bill Welch introduced.

In first week of new Congress, Vermont delegation comes out swinging against Trump

Sanders opposes repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Leahy is calling for an investigation into Russian hacking; and Welch is pressing for a probe into Trump’s business conflicts.

Welch and Colleagues Introduce Resolutions Urging Trump to Comply with Constitution by Severing Relationship with Private Business

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 5, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Senators, Reps. cite Constitution’s language shielding President from foreign financial influence WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch […]

Welch Introduces Bill to Force Drug Corporation to Negotiate Medicare Prescription Drug Prices

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 4, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 President-elect Trump embraced drug price negotiation in campaign; Move would cut drug prices for seniors and save taxpayers billions WASHINGTON – In his first bill introduction in the new Congress, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today unveiled legislation that would […]

Craft Brewery Adds Energy Efficiency to Recipe for Success

News Release — VEIC Dec. 14, 2016 Media Contact Jeff Buell [email protected] 802-540-7662 Rep. Peter Welch toasts 14th Star’s leadership in efficiency, supporting veterans, and hiring locally December 14, 2016, St. Albans, VT – A craft brewery in St. Albans was recognized by Rep. Peter Welch, Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Brewers association for its […]

Welch Leads Bipartisan Effort to Stop the Illegal Branding of ‘Fake Milk’ as Real Milk

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch December 16, 2016 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Demands FDA investigation and enforcement action against manufacturers WASHINGTON – Continuing his advocacy to protect Vermont’s dairy farmers as well as the consumers’ right to know, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined by Mike Simpson (R-ID) and 23 other members […]

Welch wants to hold line on ethanol mandate he calls harmful

Vermont’s representative says requiring the product in gasoline drives up corn prices for dairy farmers and threatens water quality. He plans to fight any effort to increase the federal standard.

Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Brewer’s Association join Rep. Peter Welch to toast 14th Star Brewery’s Success, Commitment to Energy Efficiency

News Release — Efficiency Vermont Dec. 12, 2016 Contact: Jeff Buell Efficiency Vermont 802-540-7662 (o) 802-233-9480 (m) [email protected] Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Brewer’s Association join Rep. Peter Welch to toast 14th Star Brewery’s success, commitment to energy efficiency December 12, 2016 – St. Albans, VT – Efficiency Vermont Director Liz Gamache will join Rep. Peter Welch […]

In Letter to President-Elect Trump, Welch Suggests Steps to Stabilize Dairy Industry

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch December 7, 2016 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 “We in Congress are ready to work with you to ensure the industry’s success,” Welch writes WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump outlining practical steps he can take to steady wildly […]

House Approves New Funding for States Battling Nationwide Opioid Epidemic

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch December 1, 2016 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Legislation includes research funding for the treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases WASHINGTON – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation that will provide much-needed new funding for Vermont and other states […]

Welch will push for probe of Trump’s business activities

The Vermont congressman said Congress should begin investigating President-elect Trump’s financial ties across the globe.