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March 11, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch sent a letter today to Federal Emergency Management Agency Director David Paulison, urging the agency to be prepared for a possible flood in Montpelier.

The following letter (also attached) was sent by the Vermont delegation to Paulison today:

March 12, 2007

March 1, 2007 Press Release

"The cost of war must include caring for the warrior."

Washington, DC -- Rep. Peter Welch today continued his efforts to assure oversight of the Bush Administration's plan to care for returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan after reports of intolerable outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center last week.

February 28, 2007 Press Release

"The cost of war must include caring for the warrior."

Washington, DC -- Rep. Peter Welch today continued his efforts to assure oversight of the Bush Administration's plan to care for returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan after reports of intolerable outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center last week.

February 26, 2007 Press Release

"We have an obligation to the soldiers we send off to war to assure that they have the services they need and deserve upon their return."

Colchester, VT -- Rep. Peter Welch today visited with local health care providers for veterans to assess readiness for returning soldiers.

February 25, 2007 Press Release

"We have an obligation to the soldiers we send off to war to assure that they have the services they need and deserve upon their return."

Colchester, VT -- Rep. Peter Welch today visited with local health care providers for veterans to assess readiness for returning soldiers.

February 24, 2007 Press Release
ST. ALBANS, Vt.-- One of the first congressional hearings setting the stage for Congress's rewrite of a new multi-year Farm Bill has been set for March 12 in Vermont, at the request of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D).

The hearing, to begin at 10 a.m.

February 23, 2007 Press Release

ST. ALBANS, Vt.-- One of the first congressional hearings setting the stage for Congress's rewrite of a new multi-year Farm Bill has been set for March 12 in Vermont, at the request of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D).

February 21, 2007 Press Release

"The United States is not meeting its obligation to these injured veterans."

Burlington, VT -- Rep. Peter Welch has asked Chairman Henry Waxman to open an investigation into reports of "appalling and unacceptable reports" of outpatient care for our veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in The Washington Post.

February 20, 2007 Press Release

"The United States is not meeting its obligation to these injured veterans."

Burlington, VT -- Rep. Peter Welch has asked Chairman Henry Waxman to open an investigation into reports of "appalling and unacceptable reports" of outpatient care for our veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in The Washington Post.

February 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.Con.Res. 63, opposing the decision of the President to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.

The measure passed with bipartisan support, 246 to 182, after a 36-hour, week-long debate.

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