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March 10, 2010 Press Release

By Rep. Peter Welch


Rare is the initiative that could save the job of a Michigan factory worker, help a Vermonter heat her home and put an Arizona contractor back out in the field. But one program embraced by President Barack Obama and gaining momentum in Congress would accomplish all three – and then some.

March 3, 2010 Press Release
At Capitol Hill press conference, coalition calls for fast action on money-saving measure
March 3, 2010 Press Release
At Capitol Hill press conference, coalition calls for fast action on money-saving measure

 

Rep. Peter Welch (Vt.) and a coalition of 61 House members introduced the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2010 Wednesday at a Capitol Hill press conference.

March 1, 2010 Press Release

On the eve of Town Meeting Day, Rep. Peter Welch called for a swift legislative response to the recent Citizens United Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend freely on political campaigns.

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February 26, 2010 Press Release
Becomes first office to enact Architect of the Capitol energy efficiency improvements
February 26, 2010 Press Release

Becomes first office to enact Architect of the Capitol energy efficiency improvements


GreenOfficeAt a press conference at his Washington office, Rep. Peter Welch unveiled new lighting and water fixtures designed to cut energy use and save money.

February 26, 2010 Press Release

Becomes first office to enact Architect of the Capitol energy efficiency improvements

February 26, 2010 Press Release

Becomes first office to enact Architect of the Capitol energy efficiency improvements

February 24, 2010 Press Release
Welch-sponsored bill restores market forces to insurance industry

By a vote of 406 to 19, the House on Wednesday passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch to end a decades-old exemption from anti-trust laws for the health insurance industry.

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In The News

January 14, 2010 In The News

President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed $90 billion bank tax Thursday with some of his toughest rhetoric yet toward Wall Street, saying: "We want our money back, and we're going to get it."

January 13, 2010 In The News

By Jonathan Weisman and David Enrich

President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed $90 billion bank tax Thursday with some of his toughest rhetoric yet toward Wall Street, saying: "We want our money back, and we're going to get it."

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.

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