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April 30, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in response to President Bush's veto of legislation which includes a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq:

April 30, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch hosted a veterans roundtable today at the Burlington VFW Post 782 and announced he has authored several new bills that are part of his legislative agenda of improving veterans care.


Vermont's Adj. General Michael Dubie also spoke at the event before the open forum.

Issues:
April 26, 2007 Press Release
[The Congress Thursday sent to President Bush's desk a supplemental appropriations bill that includes the first mandatory timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Vermont's Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) - support the Iraq withdrawal timetable provisions and voted for the bill. The House approved the bill on Wednesday. The Delegation members released the following comments after the Senate approved the bill on Thursday:]
April 25, 2007 Press Release
The Vermont Congressional Delegation (Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch) Wednesday night asked President Bush for a disaster declaration to make Vermont eligible for federal disaster relief after last week's Nor'easter.
April 25, 2007 Press Release

[The Congress Thursday sent to President Bush's desk a supplemental appropriations bill that includes the first mandatory timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Vermont's Congressional Delegation - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) - support the Iraq withdrawal timetable provisions and voted for the bill.

April 25, 2007 Press Release

The Vermont Congressional Delegation (Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch) Wednesday night asked President Bush for a disaster declaration to make Vermont eligible for federal disaster relief after last week's Nor'easter.

April 25, 2007 Press Release
Cites unwillingness to testify and produce documents on fabricated pre-war intelligenceWashington, D.C. - At a meeting of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Rep. Peter Welch urged the subpoena of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for her role in spreading misleading pre-war intelligence.
April 24, 2007 Press Release

Cites unwillingness to testify and produce documents on fabricated pre-war intelligence

Washington, D.C. - At a meeting of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Rep. Peter Welch urged the subpoena of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for her role in spreading misleading pre-war intelligence.

April 24, 2007 Press Release
. . . Bill Also Includes Farm Disaster AidThat Would Help Vermont Farmers With Flood LossesWashington, D.C.- After intense negotiations, House and Senate conferees on a supplemental spending bill have accepted legislation backed by the Vermont Congressional Delegation that would pave the way for a full extension and expansion of the safety net that helps dairy farmers ride out downturns in milk prices. House and Senate Appropriations Committee negotiators late Monday approved the bill that includes the MILC provisions.
April 23, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Congressman Peter Welch's leadership in making his offices in Washington and Vermont carbon neutral. The Speaker lauded Welch's initiative following her acceptance of a preliminary report by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House aimed at reducing the environmental impacts associated with the operations of the House building complex.

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