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It’s heartening to know that as health care legislation makes its way through Congress, there are a lot of Vermont’s ideas receiving serious consideration.
WASHINGTON — Vermont dairy farmers might soon see help from Washington.
WASHINGTON -- Vermont's congressional delegation continued Tuesday to make the case for the state's dairy farms, with Rep. Peter Welch introducing legislation to close a trade loophole that allows for the unlimited importation of a form of dried milk product.
FRANKLIN — A family who has owned a Franklin farm since 1946 said planned improvements to a remote border crossing into Canada could destroy their property.
MONTPELIER – U.S. Rep. Peter Welch urged President Obama this week not to send more troops to Afghanistan, saying that the eight-year battle there threatens to become another military quagmire.
BENNINGTON -- Congressman Peter Welch met with local seniors Monday, hoping to reassure them that the Medicare benefits they depend on will remain intact if Congress passes health care reform legislation.
Rep. Peter Welch is joining the state's U.S. senators in a call to alter Social Security payments, saying seniors face the first reduction in payments since 1975.
Now that Congress is back in session, members are getting down to the business of health care reform.
Vermont is well positioned in both chambers thanks to the key committee assignments held by Rep. Peter Welch (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I).
By Neal Goswami, Bennington Banner