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September 26, 2007 Press Release
Record High Heating Prices Predicted this WinterWASHINGTON, September 26 - About $2.3 million will be released to Vermont to help people cope with rising fuel prices, the Vermont congressional delegation - Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch - announced today.
September 25, 2007 Press Release
Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce Breakthrough That Would Rescue More Than 2000 Vermont Children Who Face Insurance Cutoffs Under Bush Plan,While Covering Thousands More Under Dr. DynasaurWashington, DC- Congress is on the verge of passing a major children's health bill that will protect insurance coverage for kids currently enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and provides new funding to cover millions of kids without insurance. The Vermont Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) - announced Tuesday that the bill would save health insurance for more than 2000 Vermont children who now are about to lose coverage under new rules announced by the Bush Administration, while enabling coverage of thousands more Vermont kids.
September 24, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1520, cosponsored by Rep. Peter Welch, establishing the Champlain Quadricentennial Commemoration Commission to support activities and programming in recognition of Samuel de Champlain's discovery and exploration of Lake Champlain. The 400th anniversary of his discovery will be celebrated in 2009.
September 21, 2007 Press Release
Rutland, VT - Rep. Peter Welch visited Rutland's Open Door Mission today to press for federal action to combat homelessness among veterans in Vermont and across the country.
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September 20, 2007 Press Release
89 Members join Welch urging EPA to promptly grant California auto emissions waiverWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch has rallied 89 members of Congress to urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promptly grant California a waiver to adopt stricter emissions standards, allowing other states to follow its lead.
September 20, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (Thursday, September 20) - Vermont's Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) - issued the following comments in response to President Bush's news conference statement today that he will veto the conference report renewing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The expiration of the program could cause millions of children to lose their health insurance.
September 13, 2007 Press Release
(THURSDAY, Sept. 13) -- The Vermont Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch -- announced Thursday that Cape Air of Hyannis, Mass., has been granted a federal subsidy that will allow commercial air service to continue at the Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport.
September 12, 2007 Press Release
St. Albans, VT - Rep. Peter Welch was joined today by St. Albans Mayor Martin Manahan and Vermont housing advocates to highlight the need to increase housing affordability in Vermont.
September 12, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (Thursday, September 13) - Vermont's Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) - issued the following comments after President Bush's address to the nation on his Iraq policy to
September 10, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in response to today's congressional testimony- which Welch attended- from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on the status of the war in Iraq. Last week, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) report confirmed that Iraq has failed to meet all but three of eighteen critical benchmarks:

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