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January 8, 2010 Press Release

General Electric Aviation in Rutland, Vt., was awarded $11.9 million in tax credits for a clean energy manufacturing project, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today.

January 7, 2010 Press Release

General Electric Aviation in Rutland, Vt., was awarded $11.9 million in tax credits for a clean energy manufacturing project, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today.

January 7, 2010 Press Release

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today signed a letter to President Obama urging him to release $590 million in emergency home heating assistance. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) signed a separate House letter making the same request.

January 6, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch released the following statement Thursday regarding the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission:

January 6, 2010 Press Release

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today signed a letter to President Obama urging him to release $590 million in emergency home heating assistance. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) signed a separate House letter making the same request.

January 6, 2010 Press Release

A $4.8 million economic stimulus grant awarded today to the Central Vermont Community Action Council will train about 2,400 Vermonters under a green jobs program authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

January 6, 2010 Press Release

A $4.8 million economic stimulus grant awarded today to the Central Vermont Community Action Council will train about 2,400 Vermonters under a green jobs program authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

January 6, 2010 Press Release

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Wednesday that a Vermonter -- Paul C. Bourbeau of Swanton -- has been selected as one of 17 members of the newly established and long awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture Dairy Industry Advisory Committee. U.S.

January 5, 2010 Press Release

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Wednesday that a Vermonter -- Paul C. Bourbeau of Swanton -- has been selected as one of 17 members of the newly established and long awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture Dairy Industry Advisory Committee. U.S.

January 4, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Monday unveiled legislation to help Vermont businesses, workers and taxpayers confront the growing fiscal crisis caused by the depletion of the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) trust fund.

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January 13, 2010 In The News

By Michael O'Brien, The Hill

The sponsor of a bill to tax 50 percent of bankers' bonuses said Thursday he's "optimistic" about the legislation's prospects.

January 13, 2010 In The News

Everyone in Washington is taking a swing at Wall Street pay.

The Obama administration wants to tax it. The Federal Reserve wants to tweak it. And the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation wants to shape it.

January 12, 2010 In The News

Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch proposed a 50 percent tax on employee bonuses exceeding $50,000 at banks that received bailout funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

January 12, 2010 In The News

By Eric Dash, New York Times

Everyone in Washington is taking a swing at Wall Street pay.

The Obama administration wants to tax it. The Federal Reserve wants to tweak it. And the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation wants to shape it.

January 12, 2010 In The News

By Ryan Donmoyer, Bloomberg News

Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch proposed a 50 percent tax on employee bonuses exceeding $50,000 at banks that received bailout funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

January 5, 2010 In The News

State officials have yet to resolve a looming deficit in the unemployment trust fund that House Speaker Shap Smith referred to Monday as "one of the most difficult" financial issues facing Vermont.

January 4, 2010 In The News

By Peter Hirschfeld, Rutland Herald

State officials have yet to resolve a looming deficit in the unemployment trust fund that House Speaker Shap Smith referred to Monday as "one of the most difficult" financial issues facing Vermont.

January 4, 2010 In The News

By Terri Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press

Federal and state officials, business organizations and a labor union representative all agreed: It would be great if the federal government would continue to lend the state money interest-free for two more years to keep its unemployment fund in the black.

January 4, 2010 In The News

Nearly $6 million in federal aid is being dispersed to Vermont's dairy farmers to help offset a portion of the heavy losses from the collapse in milk prices this year.

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