PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont

Welch Joins the United States Institute of Peace’s Congressional Newsmaker Series for a Conversation Exploring his Views on Critical Foreign Policy Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) yesterday joined the United States Institute of Peace’s (USIP) Congressional Newsmaker Series for a conversation exploring his views on critical foreign policy issues and the importance of supporting democracy to secure enduring global peace, which includes addressing stability in the Western Balkans, rising authoritarianism in Central and South America, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the conflict in the Middle East.

Welch Statement on Short-Term Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Ending

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement in response to the end of the short-term ceasefire and resumption of bombing in Gaza. “The resumption of bombing is having immediate and devastating impacts on the civilian population in south Gaza: People who were ordered to evacuate from the north to the south […]

Welch Statement on Judiciary Committee Vote to Authorize Subpoenas Relating to Supreme Court Ethics Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting today, Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action and Federal Rights, voted to authorize issuing subpoenas to Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo, regarding the committee’s investigation into ethical concerns impacting Members of the United States Supreme Court. 

Welch Introduces Bill to Improve REAP Program for Small Farms and Businesses and Make it More Climate-Friendly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, introduced theRural Energy Equity Act to improve and authorize strong funding levels for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The bill would make REAP more accessible for smaller rural businesses and farms and make the program more climate friendly.

Welch Calls for Indefinite Ceasefire

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today issued the following statement: “The temporary ceasefire that began last Friday was the first glimmer of hope since Hamas savagely attacked Israel on October 7th, brutally massacring at least 1,200 Israelis, including women and children, and taking 240 hostages. “The impact of the conflict in the Middle […]

Welch Statement on Shooting of Three Palestinian-American Students in Burlington

BURLINGTON, VT – Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today released the following statement on the Saturday, Nov. 25th shooting in Burlington, Vermont:  “The senseless shooting of three Palestinian-American students in Burlington last night is heartbreaking. Margaret and I send our thoughts to these young men and their families during this difficult time, and hope that each […]

Welch Joins Colleagues in Calling for Immediate Steps to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Gaza and Protect Civilians

WASHINGTON, D.C – This week, Senator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-M.D.), and others in urging President Biden to work with Israel and international partners to implement a plan that will protect innocent civilian life in Gaza, deliver sustained humanitarian aid, and work toward the long term goals of ending Hamas’s threat, bringing hostages home, and achieving sustainable peace in the region through a two-state solution.