Congressman Welch tests positive for COVID-19

Welch, 74, wrote that his symptoms began that morning and were mild. He said he would be isolating and working from home for the rest of the week.

Rep. Welch gears up for U.S. Senate run

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch prides himself on having strong views, while making “a big effort to listen more than I talk.”

Vt. Senate leader Becca Balint announces run for Congress

Becca Balint, the president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, is running for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, she announced Monday morning. “I’m running because I believe that, even with the challenges of today, we cannot back … (read more)

Eric Davis: Welch has a clear path to the Senate

Since 1958, every time there has been a vacancy in Vermont’s Senate delegation, the state’s House member has been a candidate for the Senate.

Welch launches campaign to replace Leahy

As expected, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., announced early Monday that after more than 14 years in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives he’ll run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Patrick Leahy when his term ends in January 2023.

Welch urges families to file taxes soon

MONTPELIER — Trudy Namubiru, a single mother and New American who moved from Uganda in 2018, said she loves her job as an accounts payable specialist at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.  But the pandemic has brought financial stresses, … (read more)

Welch: Extend CARES Act deadline

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Welch on Friday introduced legislation to extend the deadline for state and local governments to use funds appropriated by the CARES Act. Currently, the state and local relief funds from the CARES Act must be used by Dec. 31, makin … (read more)

Dairy outlook worsens, Welch says Congress working on more coronavirus relief

VERMONT — While saluting the work of Vermont dairy famers, Congressman Peter Welch said that Washington hasn’t yet pulled together the economic support they need to weather the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. “Farmers need cash n … (read more)

Vermont’s trio in D.C.: ‘We’re compiling resources’

Members of Vermont’s Congressional delegation have been working hard to help Vermont businesses weather the economic and health crisis. Here are some of their comments from Thursday night’s COVID-19 telephone town hall organized by Congressman Peter Welch … (read more)

Welch bemoans gridlock, urges local action

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on Monday in Middlebury urged Vermonters to uphold the tenets of democracy and community service in face of a White House and U.S. Senate that he believes have collectively abandoned such values. Welch discusse … (read more)

Editorial: Join a community forum with Rep. Welch on Monday

In this era of misinformation of national news, it’s no small comfort to have representation in the nation’s capital whom Vermonters can trust and believe. Along with Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Vermont has been well served by Rep. Peter Welch … (read more)

Welch: Trump should be impeached

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached. “I do not arrive at this conclusion lightly,” he wrote in a statement released Thursday morning. “The power of impeachment granted to Congres … (read more)

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