PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont

Senator Peter Welch Issues Statement on Indictment of Senator Bob Menendez

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) today released a statement following the indictment of Senator Bob Menendez: “Senator Menendez is entitled to the presumption of innocence. But the people of New Jersey and the United States Senate are entitled to an effective Senator. The shocking and specific allegations against Senator Menendez have wholly compromised his […]

ICYMI: Sen. Welch Discusses the Fight for Flood Relief in Vermont with CBS Mornings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, CBS Mornings highlighted Vermont’s fight for flooding relief and recovery from the federal government, and interviewed Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT) on the need for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund to be replenished following a summer of natural disasters across the United States.

PHOTOS: Welch and Bipartisan Colleagues Call for Passage of the Credit Card Competition Act 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) today joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) and small business owners to call for the passage of the Credit Card Competition Act, bipartisan legislation that would support small businesses and merchants in Vermont and across America by restoring competition in the credit card market, which is currently dominated by the Visa-Mastercard duopoly.

Vermont Delegation Urges Amtrak to Expand Rail Service Between Vermont and Quebec, Improve Preclearance and Construct New Preclearance Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Vermont Congressional Delegation, led by Senate Commerce Committee member Senator Peter Welch (D-VT), this week called on Amtrak to provide an update on the establishment of interim preclearance operations to support rail travel between Vermont and Quebec and the federal actions needed for the full implementation of a preclearance program.

Welch, Klobuchar, Colleagues File Amicus Brief Urging Court to Uphold Medicare’s Ability to Negotiate Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Consumers

WASHINGTON – Senators Peter Welch (D-VT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as well as Senators John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dick Durbin (D-IL), John Fetterman (D-PA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) filed an amicus brief in Merck & Co. v. Becerra in the District Court for the District of Columbia urging the federal court to uphold the constitutionality of Congress allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for consumers.

Welch Convenes Listening Session with Vermont’s Tourism Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) convened leaders in Vermont’s tourism and hospitality industry for a virtual meeting to discuss the challenges businesses in the indus­­try are facing following this summer’s catastrophic flooding, and the federal delegation’s fight push for funding to support Vermont communities, small businesses, farms, and workers impacted by the floods.

WATCH: Welch Slams Big Credit Card Companies for Abusing Pricing Power, Urges Congress to Stand Up for Vermont’s Small and Family Businesses by Passing the Credit Card Competition Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this week to urge his colleagues to advance the Credit Card Competition Act, bipartisan legislation he co-introduced with Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS); and Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) to restore choice and competition to the credit card market and bring down costs for small businesses in Vermont and across America.