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Welch calls for USDA COVID relief program to source food locally

Congressman Peter Welch and local food groups and farmers are pushing for the USDA’s Food Box program to feed the hungry with food grown from the Green Mountains. "There is nothing, nothing, nothing more critical than making sure kids are fed and Vermonters are fed. " Welch said Tuesday.

Vermont delegation decries removal of mail processor at White River Junction facility

Rep. Peter Welch and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy have demanded that the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy install a new AFCS 200 cancellation machine at the Vermont facility immediately. The Vermont delegation sent a letter to DeJoy Tuesday condemning the way the Trump administration is playing politics with the electoral system during Covid and demanding a response by Oct. 16.

Welch hails passage of bill to save USCIS jobs

Representative Peter Welch (D) applauded the inclusion of additional USCIS funding in the stopgap government funding bill (HR 8337) that passed the US House of Representatives on Tuesday night. The additional funds, long championed by Welch and Senators Patrick Leahy (D) and Bernie Sanders (I), will prevent the furloughs of agency staff in Vermont, and across the nation.

Welch votes for $25 billion in aid to U.S. Post Office

Rep. Welch joined other members of the House of Representatives on Saturday to pass emergency legislation to protect the U.S. Postal Service from changes which appear to be intended to interfere with absentee and mail-in voting, and have also interfered with timely deliver of mail and packages, including medications.