PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont

‘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.

Peter Welch tackles broadband

Sen. Peter Welch might be new to the upper chamber, but he’s no stranger to the challenges facing rural America, and especially the fight for broadband internet access.