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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.
April 23, 2007 Press Release

. . . Bill Also Includes Farm Disaster Aid
That Would Help Vermont Farmers With Flood Losses

April 23, 2007 Press Release
Having just returned from a bipartisan congressional trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, I am more convinced than ever that we must change course in Iraq and end this unconscionable war.
April 23, 2007 Press Release

New leadership, not rhetoric is needed on Iraq and domestic agenda

Washington, DC -- In response to the President's "State of the Union" address, Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement:

"The people of this country are ready for a change in direction.  Tonight, the President offers only the rhetoric of change. 

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