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Welch Addresses Vermonters at the Beginning of New Congress

January 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Minutes before taking the oath of office to represent Vermont in Congress for a seventh two-year term, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) recorded a video message to Vermonters to express his gratitude and outline his priorities for the new Congress, including fixing a broken institution—beginning with reopening the federal government—and an agenda focused on rebuilding middle class.

“This past election, the American people made a decision to change the majority in the House from Republican to Democratic. I see this as an opportunity for us, by the way we govern, to earn the trust of the people who made that call.”

A full transcript of Rep. Welch’s remarks can be found here.

Click image to view video of Rep. Welch’s full remarks.