Peter Takes the Oath of Office for the 114th Congress

January 6th marked the beginning of a new Congress. Read on Facebook what Peter had to say after taking the Oath of Office. 

Peter’s Bill Promoting Vermont as a Destination for International Tourists Signed into Law

President Obama signed into law Peter’s bipartisan legislation that renews the successful Brand USA program. Brand USA is a voluntary public-private partnership that attracts international visitors to the United States through targeted global marketing campaigns, including marketing of Vermont and its ski areas. The program is funded at no cost to the taxpayer through private sector contributions matched by fees collected from international visitors. You can read more about Brand USA here 
 
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Peter was joined in Montpelier by ski area and tourism leaders to announce Brand USA becoming law

Peter Joins Senator Leahy on Congressional Delegation Trip to Cuba Following Historic Breakthrough in Diplomatic Relations 

Soon after President Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba, Peter joined a Congressional delegation to Havana led by Senator Patrick Leahy. The delegation had discussions with government officials as well as Cuban dissidents. You can view Senator Leahy’s pictures from the trip here and Peter’s statement after the policy change was announced here

Peter Takes Questions from Vermonters Live on Facebook 

As the new Congress got underway, Peter took to Facebook to answer questions and discuss his legislative priorities. You can check out the exchange here. Stay tuned for future opportunities to chat with Peter on Facebook. 

Peter answering questions from Vermonters in a live Facebook Q & A Session

 Peter and Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Stand Up for Cell Phone Privacy 

After introducing the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act (H.R. 491), Peter said, “Cell phones are in the pockets and purses of most Americans. While tracking technology has transformed our lives in many positive ways, it also poses a risk to privacy through potential misuse of tracking data.  The time has come to modernize our statutes to reflect the technology of our age.  This bipartisan legislation protects Americans’ right to privacy while ensuring law enforcement officials are able do their important jobs.” Read more about the GPS Act here

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