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November 20, 2009 Press Release
Legislation includes Welch Pay-As-You-Go provision
November 19, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday highlighted a new Government Accountability Office report showing that credit card interchange fees – or ‘swipe fees’ – hurt small businesses and consumers.

November 19, 2009 Press Release

With Rep. Peter Welch’s support, the U.S. House passed legislation late Wednesday investing in firefighter assistance programs. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 395 to 31.

November 18, 2009 Press Release
Welch joins Sens. Brown and Merkley to launch "Rebuilding America"
November 18, 2009 Press Release

Vermont and seven other states will share nearly $4 million in economic stimulus funding announced today under a green jobs program that was authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

November 18, 2009 Press Release

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today announced that the Village of Barton will receive $2.8 million for water system improvements funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 11, 2009 Press Release

In the wake of allegations that Blackwater Worldwide engaged in the bribery of Iraqi officials following a September 2007 shooting incident, Rep. Peter Welch on Wednesday called for an investigation of the company – now called Xe Services – by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

November 9, 2009 Press Release
Bill will extend access, end health insurance discrimination, provide choice and reduce costs
November 5, 2009 Press Release
House sends economic recovery measures to President Obama for signature
November 4, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch voted Wednesday to crack down on the credit card industry’s efforts to skirt new consumer protections.

The Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act (H.R. 3693), which passed the House today by a vote of 331 to 92, will accelerate the implementation of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (H.R. 627).

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In The News

December 10, 2009 In The News

The Community Health Center in Burlington will receive $10.9 million in federal economic-stimulus funding to construct a new energy-efficient building, twice as big as the existing structure on Riverside Avenue.

December 10, 2009 In The News

By Nancy Remsen, Burlington Free Press

The Community Health Center in Burlington will receive $10.9 million in federal economic-stimulus funding to construct a new energy-efficient building, twice as big as the existing structure on Riverside Avenue.

December 9, 2009 In The News

A leaner form of a home retrofitting program introduced in Congress by Rep. Peter Welch is now a cornerstone of a strategy aimed at putting Americans back to work that was outlined Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

Energy proposal

December 9, 2009 In The News

President Barack Obama’s plan to help homeowners pay for energy improvements, nicknamed “cash for caulkers,” would also aid companies such as insulation maker Dow Chemical Co. and retailers Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos.

December 9, 2009 In The News

The House will move as early as next week on a jobs bill anchored by at least $75 billion in spending on infrastructure, according to House Democrats.

“We’re moving on jobs,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a chief deputy whip, said following a Tuesday afternoon Democratic Caucus meeting.

December 9, 2009 In The News

By Neal Goswami, Bennington Banner

A leaner form of a home retrofitting program introduced in Congress by Rep. Peter Welch is now a cornerstone of a strategy aimed at putting Americans back to work that was outlined Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

Energy proposal

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