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State News
May 24, 2017

Welch questions Trump’s competence

By Michelle Monroe

Speaking from Washington on Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said the revelation that President Donald Trump may have asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into a former member of his administration has “ratcheted up concern” in the House…

Local News
April 19, 2017

In midst of partisan fights, Welch hopes for collaboration

By Evan Johnson

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch had a busy Thursday in Rutland last week. He spoke on behalf of the Community Development Block Grants, visited a Veterans’ Affairs outpatient clinic, sat in on a meeting with the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and got…

Local News
April 19, 2017

Welch gets preview of new regional marketing efforts

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Vermont Congressman Peter Welch got an inside look at the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to increase the visibility of the Rutland area while on a statewide swing through the state last week. Welch sat down with business and community leaders…

Local News
March 8, 2017

Welch: Trump effect boosts Town Hall turnout

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION– U.S. Rep. Peter Welch attributed the largest crowd he’s ever had at a town hall meeting to someone who wasn’t even there: President Donald Trump. “This is bigger because of the times,” Welch said Friday evening, March…

State News
February 1, 2017

Welch-backed bill on rural phone quality moves ahead

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger

The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that aims to improve the quality of rural phone service. “Whether an emergency call or a business order, Vermonters should have confidence that their calls are…

Welch applauds energy savings at GE plant
Local News
February 1, 2017

Welch applauds energy savings at GE plant

By Evan Johnson

NORTH CLARENDON—During a visit to Rutland County last week, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch visited General Electric Aviation’s Rutland plant, where he applauded the plant’s collaboration with Efficiency Vermont to reduce energy consumption. “I just came from Washington and we could use a…