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February 2, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday hailed President Obama’s plan to increase small business lending and support community banks.

While visiting Nashua, N.H., Obama unveiled a new Small Business Lending Fund that would invest $30 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into local economies by incentivizing lending programs at community banks.

January 28, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday commended the Senate for approving pay-as-you-go budgeting rules.

By a 60-40 vote, the Senate passed a responsible budgeting amendment that is similar to legislation sponsored by Welch. The provision requires lawmakers to pay for new mandatory spending or entitlement programs either by cutting spending or increasing revenue.

January 27, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday commended the Senate for approving pay-as-you-go budgeting rules.

By a 60-40 vote, the Senate passed a responsible budgeting amendment that is similar to legislation sponsored by Welch. The provision requires lawmakers to pay for new mandatory spending or entitlement programs either by cutting spending or increasing revenue.

January 27, 2010 Press Release

By Rep. Peter Welch


On Wall Street, fifteen months must feel like a lifetime. How else can one make sense of an industry that would reward itself with a bumper crop of bonuses barely a year after pushing the economy to the brink of collapse?

January 26, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch and 21 members of Congress introduced legislation late last week to close a loophole that allowed Verizon to avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes when it sold its northern New England landline operations to FairPoint Communications.

January 26, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch and 21 members of Congress introduced legislation late last week to close a loophole that allowed Verizon to avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes when it sold its northern New England landline operations to FairPoint Communications.

January 26, 2010 Press Release

An energy efficiency jobs program based on legislation written by Rep. Peter Welch will be included in a forthcoming Senate jobs bill, Welch announced Tuesday.

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In The News

December 24, 2009 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says the Senate’s version of health care reform, set for a final vote today, lacks three key principals that should be addressed when the House and Senate attempt to merge the two differing bills.

December 23, 2009 In The News

By Neal Goswami, Brattleboro Reformer

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says the Senate’s version of health care reform, set for a final vote today, lacks three key principals that should be addressed when the House and Senate attempt to merge the two differing bills.

December 23, 2009 In The News

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said Tuesday that he is disappointed in the Senate's version of health care reform, but will keep fighting for a public health insurance option as the two bills are reconciled.

December 23, 2009 In The News

The final donors at the Gift-of-Life Marathon, along with the drive's volunteers and staff, paced the Paramount Theatre in nervous anticipation for nearly an hour after the last pint of blood was collected Tuesday evening.

December 22, 2009 In The News

By Stephanie Peters, Rutland Herald

The final donors at the Gift-of-Life Marathon, along with the drive's volunteers and staff, paced the Paramount Theatre in nervous anticipation for nearly an hour after the last pint of blood was collected Tuesday evening.

December 22, 2009 In The News

By Daniel Barlow, Rutland Herald

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said Tuesday that he is disappointed in the Senate's version of health care reform, but will keep fighting for a public health insurance option as the two bills are reconciled.

December 22, 2009 In The News

(Host) Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says he's hopeful that a compromise can be struck between the House and Senate health care bills.

The house passed a bill in November that includes the so-called public option, which would compete with insurance companies.

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