Vermont’s congressman says Trump should be impeached
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives says President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Democratic Rep. Peter Welch announced his support for the...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont County Store CEO Jim Hall says consumers are going to pay for tariffs on China goods and that it's going to hurt companies' profits.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders held his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign, telling a large crowd on the Vermont Statehouse lawn that his ideas that...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be getting about $3.1 million in federal funds to build a new taxiway at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would be blocked from easing coverage rules required by President Barack Obama's health care law under legislation Democrats pushed through the House on...
Vermont officials celebrate new medical building
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Construction has started on a new medical center building in the Vermont city of Rutland.
The Rutland Herald reports that Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch and Republican...
Vermont getting $2.2m in grants to protect water quality
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A number of Vermont communities will be sharing nearly $2.2 million in federal grants that are designed to manage stormwater.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation says the state is going to receive $21 million in affordable housing and community development funds.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved bipartisan legislation to help schools become more energy efficient in Vermont and across the country.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The three members of Vermont's congressional delegation are joining colleagues who are seeking to restore "net neutrality" protections.
Bill would allow lower priced insulin to be imported
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As Congress grills drug companies about the high cost of prescription medications, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for...
US Rep. Peter Welch promises upcoming infrastructure bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says he plans to introduce a bill that could propose spending up to $1.5 trillion on infrastructure.
The Latest: Leahy backs Sanders in shift from 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid (all times local):
On the first day of his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders picked up the...
Rep. Welch apologizes for overlooking slavery in comment
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressman is apologizing for a statement on the federal government shutdown that did not acknowledge the history of slavery in America.
Vermont congressmen nominate 18 for military academies
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation has nominated 18 high school students for positions at the nation's military academies.
Vermont delegation worried by Border Patrol checkpoint plans
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The three members of the Vermont congressional delegation said Tuesday that they were concerned by a U.S. Border Patrol plan to set up immigration checkpoints in the interior of the state, far from the Canadian border.
Vermont’s statewide elected officials all win easily
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Progressive Party lieutenant governor is headed for a second term.
In Tuesday's voting, one-term Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman easily defeated Republican Don Turner by almost 20 percentage points.
Other statewide office holders to win re-election were all Democrats: Treasurer Beth Pearce, Secretary of State Jim Condos, Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer, and Attorney General T.J. Donovan.
Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch easily re-elected
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, cruised to re-election Tuesday to his seventh term as the state's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Welch defeated Republican Anya Tynio and two third-party candidates.
Since Welch was first elected to the House in 2006, he has consistently been one of Vermont's most popular politicians, easily winning re-election every two years.
Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch easily re-elected to 7th term as state’s lone congressman
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch easily re-elected to 7th term as state's lone congressman.
Federal money approved to help repair 3 aging Vermont dams
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three Vermont flood control dams built in the 1930s are going to be receiving a total of about $40 million in federal funds to help make safety improvements for the structures.
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch say the money will be used for the study, design and construction of control gates, spillways and other dam safety improvements for the three dams.
Rep. Welch promises to back US plywood industry
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says he will continue to support American companies as they fight against cheaper Chinese plywood.
Vermont delegation calls for halt in Kavanaugh nomination
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation of Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders are calling for President Donald Trump to withdraw Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
U of Vermont students hold climate action rally
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — University of Vermont students are holding a rally for climate action.
Organizers say the goal is to discuss what Vermont colleges and high schools are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to lead on climate education by example.
Vermont GOP picks 5 nominees after candidate secures slots
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Republican Party has picked replacement candidates to run for five offices, including the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, two weeks after a perennial candidate secured the slots in the state's primary election.
H. Brooke Paige said he ran in the primary to keep Democrats from getting the GOP nomination as write-in candidates. He was the sole GOP candidate in a number of races. He later withdrew from five races and plans to run for secretary of state.
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch wins Democratic nod, faces Paige
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in November, when he'll face perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige.
In Tuesday's balloting, Welch defeated challengers Dan Freilich and Benjamin Mitchell. Paige beat Anya Tynio for the Republican nomination.
Northern Vermont groups to share $2.8 million in grants
FAIRFAX, Vt. (AP) — Officials say 14 organizations in northern Vermont are sharing $2.8 million in federal grants aimed at creating jobs, building infrastructure and training new workers.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott and U.S Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, both Democrats, announced the Northern Border Regional Commission grants on Friday.
Center Street Marketplace opens to the public
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — An open-air meeting space in Rutland, Vermont has officially opened to the public.
The Rutland Herald reports Rutland Mayor Dave Allaire joined Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch in cutting the ribbon on Center Street Marketplace Park on Tuesday.
Vermont to get nearly $19m for clean water projects
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is going to get nearly $19 million for clean water projects.
The state's congressional delegation announced Tuesday the money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is for Vermont's Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
The programs are federal-state partnership that provides a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality and drinking water projects.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont health care officials say the Trump administration's decision to freeze payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses will increase premium costs.
The Rutland Herald reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement over the weekend they would freeze the payments because of a court ruling.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Democratic Rep. Peter Welch has joined 12 other members of Congress in demanding the Environmental Protection Agency release a study on the health effects of chemical contaminants.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont will receive $4 million in federal funding to help combat the opioid crisis.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the funds are part of $4.6 billion effort in the federal budget. Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine says the funding will help with prevention, treatment and recovery.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont leaders gathered this week in Montpelier to celebrate the groundbreaking of an affordable housing project in the capital city's French Block.
The Times Argus reports Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was joined Tuesday by Mayor Anne Watson and representatives from nonprofit organizations.
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren't sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars.
They say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's upcoming requirement to update nutrition labels to tell consumers that pure maple syrup and honey contain added sugars is misleading, illogical and confusing and could hurt their industries.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Congressional delegation says President Donald Trump should've brought his plan for an air strike in Syria to Congress, not Twitter.
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy chided Trump's decisions to use Twitter to threaten use of military force and fire missiles without "clear legal authority." He says Congress needs to know what America's goals are in Syria.
Council approves resolution asking to cancel F-35 basing
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation is standing by its decision to support basing F-35 jets at the Burlington Air National Guard Base as the City Council voted to request a cancellation.
The Burlington City Council resolution vote passed 9-3 Monday, after a ballot item asked that the F-35s not be based in Burlington. The resolution requests that the Air Force base an aircraft quieter than the F-35 in Burlington.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal to replace a portion of food stamp benefits with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods has little chance of passing in Congress, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said Friday.
Vermont Congress members push bill for net neutrality
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation is working together to protect net neutrality, the practice that bars internet providers from slowing or blocking customer access to certain apps or sites.
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's December order on net neutrality.
Rep. Welch continues campaign to remove ethanol from gas
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch continues to push for the removal of ethanol from gasoline.
Vermont legislators criticize Republican tax bill
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are criticizing the Republican tax bill, saying it will add to the federal deficit and lead to cuts in programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
Farmers inducted into ‘Agricultural Hall of Fame’ at fair
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated Wednesday at the Champlain Valley Fair.
Vermont delegation calling bluff on Trump’s budget threat
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation are opposed to President Donald Trump's suggestion he will shut down the federal government if Congress does not include money to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation says the city of Burlington is getting a $500,000 federal grant to help create a new park on the Lake Champlain waterfront.
The grant from the National Park Service will help the city acquire 12 acres (4 hectares) of land along Lake Champlain to develop the park and, eventually, a trail connecting two other park properties.
BETHEL, Vt. (AP) — Almost six years after the raging flood waters of Tropical Storm Irene washed into the White River National Fish Hatchery in Bethel, the hatchery is back in business. Following $2.3 million in repairs, it now has a new mission: to produce eggs for landlocked salmon destined for Lake Champlain and lake trout for two of the Great Lakes.
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Top state officials are going to be in Newport, Vermont, to mark a $98 million contract at a local factory to produce nearly 294,000 helmets for the U.S. Army.
Vermont's Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, Republican Gov. Phil Scott and others are going to be at the Revision Military plant Thursday to mark the five-year contract, which was first announced earlier this year.
Energy efficiency bill would help schools
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Vermont Rep. Peter Welch to improve energy efficiency in schools.
The bill designates the Department of Energy as the lead agency in coordinating cross-departmental efforts to initiate, develop and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and retrofitting projects for schools.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An amendment sponsored by a Vermont's lone congressman that would have allowed Americans to buy cheap prescription drugs from Canada has been rejected by a House committee.
The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/2r9mtfD ) that Democrat Rep. Peter Welch's proposal was defeated by the Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The three members of the Vermont congressional delegation are decrying President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
In announcing his decision Thursday, Trump said the Paris accord is more about other nations gaining a "financial advantage" over the U.S. than it is about climate change.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says that it would be a "travesty to squander this moment of world unity."
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federally funded economic development organization that has helped bring and save hundreds of jobs in depressed areas of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York is slated for elimination under President Donald Trump's budget.
Proponents of the Northern Border Regional Commission argue the funds provided over the years by the program have made possible a number of economic development projects, from airport improvements to water and sewer system upgrades.