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July 29, 2007 Press Release

Continues legislative advocacy for veterans and servicemembers

Washington, DC - The U.S. House is scheduled this evening to pass the Veterans Health Care Improvement Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch, which continues reforms to improve the care given to veterans and servicemembers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

July 27, 2007 Press Release
Welch successfully amends bill to support local foods in schools; receives critical commitment from Ag Chair that cost of production be considered in the price of milkWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch supported the U.S. House-passed 2007 Farm Bill today, which makes "long-overdue progress, provides a starting point for necessary farm policy reforms," he says.
July 27, 2007 Press Release

Welch successfully amends bill to support local foods in schools; receives critical commitment from Ag Chair that cost of production be considered in the price of milk

Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch supported the U.S. House-passed 2007 Farm Bill today, which makes "long-overdue progress, provides a starting point for necessary farm policy reforms," he says.

July 24, 2007 Press Release

By Rep. Peter Welch

When the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957, the United States Congress responded with a peaceful counterstrike: the National Defense Education Act. This Cold War-era response was intended to stimulate educational advancement and new opportunity around the country.

July 24, 2007 Press Release
By Rep. Peter WelchWhen the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957, the United States Congress responded with a peaceful counterstrike: the National Defense Education Act. This Cold War-era response was intended to stimulate educational advancement and new opportunity around the country.
July 23, 2007 Press Release
Wage hike will give workers a long-overdue raise, levels playing-field with VermontWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in anticipation of the first increase in the minimum wage in a decade on Tuesday.
July 23, 2007 Press Release

Wage hike will give workers a long-overdue raise, levels playing-field with Vermont

Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in anticipation of the first increase in the minimum wage in a decade on Tuesday.

July 20, 2007 Press Release

Expansion to help address Vermont's nursing shortage

Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch has secured $200,000 for Norwich University's Nursing Program, allowing the program to expand by fifty-percent.

July 20, 2007 Press Release
Expansion to help address Vermont's nursing shortageWashington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch has secured $200,000 for Norwich University's Nursing Program, allowing the program to expand by fifty-percent.
July 19, 2007 Press Release
Bipartisan measure averts devastating cut to Vermont hospitals'Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch successfully steered an amendment through preliminary approval in the U.S. House today which will save Vermonters millions of dollars in health care costs by preventing $35 million in Medicare cuts to Vermont hospitals.

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