Rep. Peter Welch

Representative from Vermont’s At-Large District, Democrat

Welch, a Democrat, has been the representative for Vermont's at-large district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016).



Our unique analysis of the bills Welch has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Welch is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Welch for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Peter Welch sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Welch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (24%) Taxation (20%) Education (14%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Health (12%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Housing and Community Development (4%) Transportation and Public Works (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Welch’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Welch missed 173 of 7,599 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: