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December 13, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch today announced the promotion and hiring of new staff in his Vermont and Washington, D.C. offices.
December 8, 2007 Press Release
he people of Vermont gave a 60-foot tall Balsam Fir to the Capitol this year, the fifth time that the Green Mountain State has provided the Capitol Christmas tree.
December 6, 2007 Press Release
Legislation charts new energy future, boosting auto efficiency and renewable energyWashington, DC - As Vermonters feel the pinch of record high fuel and energy prices, Rep. Peter Welch today hailed the House passage of a historic energy bill "charting a new energy future."
December 4, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC- As Vermont dug out from the season's first major winter snow storm and temperatures plunged below freezing, emergency legislation to provide $1 billion for home heating assistance was introduced today in the Senate by Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and in the House of Representatives by Congressman Peter Welch.
November 29, 2007 Press Release
Montpelier, VT - Rep. Peter Welch today outlined his support for middle class tax relief, saying the middle class is getting squeezed as they face rising expenses for fuel, childcare, healthcare, and education.
November 26, 2007 Press Release
Burlington, VT - Rep. Peter Welch held a press conference today to address therecent failures in federal enforcement of consumer protection standardsand the benefits of buying Vermont made gifts this holiday season, at Apple Mountain Gifts & Specialty Foods on Church Street in Burlington.
November 15, 2007 Press Release
No president should have unchecked surveillance powers.Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch supported legislation tonight that restores critical civil liberties protections to federal domestic surveillance.
November 14, 2007 Press Release
VIDEO -- Click here to watch Congressman Welch grill Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Iraqicorruption!Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch tonight supported a renewed effort in Congress to force a change in the president's policy in Iraq, requiring troop withdrawal to begin within 30 days.
November 10, 2007 Press Release
Click here to listen to the audio of Congressman Welch's November 5 interview on CCTV!
November 9, 2007 Press Release
Restores tax fairness by closing loopholes for private equity partnerships and hedge funds managersWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch voted today to provide tax relief to more than 42,000 middle class Vermont families by blocking a pending tax increase under the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).