PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont

Press Releases

Welch Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Reform Live Event Ticketing System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) yesterday in introducing the Fans First Act, which would help address flaws in the current live event ticketing system by increasing transparency in ticket sales, protecting consumers from fake or dramatically overpriced tickets, and holding bad actors who engage in illegal ticket sale practices accountable.

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Welch Leads Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Nominate Individuals to the United States Postal Service Board of Governors Who Will Meet the Needs of Rural Customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) led Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Fetterman (D-Pa.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) insending a letter to President Biden urging the nomination of individuals to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors who understand mail delivery challenges facing rural areas.

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Welch Joins Bicameral Legislation to Curb Foam Container Pollution to Protect Our Environment, Improve Public Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) in introducing bicameral legislation to phase out single-use plastic foam food service products, “loose fill” such as packing peanuts, and non-medical disposable coolers – materials known to cause adverse health effects and pollute waterways. The Farewell to Foam Act will prohibit the sale and distribution of these items beginning January 2026 while aiming to support the transition to alternatives.

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