PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont

Dem Sen. Peter Welch Blasts Possible Public Defender Cuts

Years before coming to Congress, Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., was a public defender, and now he’s raising the alarm about proposed cuts by the House and Senate to the federal public defender system, which he calls a “bedrock requirement” of the American judicial system. Read more in Law360.

Sanders, Welch, Balint Urge Congressional Leadership to Support More Aid for Vermont Flood Recovery in Supplemental Bill

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Rep. Becca Balint (VT-AL) on Monday sent a letter to majority, minority, and Appropriations Committee leadership in the Senate and House of Representatives urging them to ensure that Congress passes federal funding for essential recovery and long-term disaster mitigation work in Vermont following the devastating flooding that hit the state this summer.

‘The nicest dude in DC’: Meet Vermont’s other freshman

Peter Welch doesn’t cut the profile of a newly elected senator. At 76, he’s the oldest person ever first elected to the upper chamber. And when the longtime former House member sat for a recent interview, rather than rehearse Democratic talking points, he went out of his way to praise the other party’s leader.