"While Vermont has bounced back from the Great Recession of 2008, too many Vermonters are still struggling to make ends meet. My top priority in Congress is to ensure that Vermonters have good jobs, affordable health care, access to higher education, and lower energy bills."
Spotlight on the Economy
Rep. Welch has been a vocal advocate in the House for creating good new jobs by investing in America's highways, bridges, water projects, airports, railways, and the internet. He led a coalition that forced House leaders to pass a sustainable highway bill. Working with Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Bernie Sanders, he secured critical funding to jump start passenger rail service along Vermont's western corridor.