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October 14, 2009 Press Release

The House passed legislation late Tuesday authored by Rep. Peter Welch to allow credit unions to continue practices that offer convenience and clarity to their members.

The Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 3606) passed on a voice vote.

October 14, 2009 Press Release

At a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch called on the American International Group to fulfill its commitment to recoup millions in bonuses from employees of its Financial Products Division, which was largely responsible for the company’s near collapse last fall.

October 9, 2009 Press Release

As unemployment benefits have begun to expire for many out-of-work Americans, Rep. Peter Welch introduced legislation this week to extend unemployment benefits in most states for an additional 13 weeks.

October 8, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch and Vermont country store owner Kathy Miller urged the House Committee on Financial Services Thursday to crack down on unfair credit card swipe fees paid by small businesses.

October 7, 2009 Press Release
Nearly 70 Members of Congress join Welch in urging House Speaker to retain amendment in final health care bill
October 6, 2009 Press Release
At Essex home, Welch hails program for helping middle class families and creating jobsAt the Essex home of Lindsey and Matt Wignall, Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday called for a year-long extension of a tax credit that allowed the Wignalls and hundreds of thousands of other middle class families to buy their first home.Welch outlined his support for the First-time Homebuyer Credit Extension Act (H.R. 1993), which would extend a popular and successful program that provides an $8,000 tax credit to families buying their first home. The program has been credited with stabilizing the housing market, creating construction jobs and helping countless families achieve homeownership.
October 1, 2009 Press Release
Secretary Vilsack sits down with Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus

At a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Thursday afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch called for quick dispersal of emergency assistance to dairy farmers.

September 30, 2009 Press Release

Conference committee retains $350 million in emergency aid

September 30, 2009 Press Release

At a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch joined 7-Eleven franchise owners as they delivered 1.6 million petitions to Congress calling for an end to unfair and non-negotiated credit card fees.

September 29, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday introduced legislation to protect dairy farmers by closing a trade loophole that allows for the unlimited importation of a form of dried milk product.

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In The News

December 2, 2009 In The News

Federal subsidies that cover about two-thirds of the cost of COBRA health care for unemployed workers began to run out Tuesday, according to a report issued by Families USA.

December 2, 2009 In The News

Vermont's congressional delegation remains doubtful of a troop buildup in Afghanistan, despite efforts by President Barack Obama to lay out a new path to victory in an address to the American people.

December 2, 2009 In The News

By Dan McLean, Burlington Free Press

Federal subsidies that cover about two-thirds of the cost of COBRA health care for unemployed workers began to run out Tuesday, according to a report issued by Families USA.

December 2, 2009 In The News

By Neal Goswami, Bennington Banner

Vermont's congressional delegation remains doubtful of a troop buildup in Afghanistan, despite efforts by President Barack Obama to lay out a new path to victory in an address to the American people.

December 2, 2009 In The News

By Dan McLean, Burlington Free Press

Federal subsidies that cover about two-thirds of the cost of COBRA health care for unemployed workers began to run out Tuesday, according to a report issued by Families USA.

December 2, 2009 In The News

(Host) All 3 members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they have serious reservations about President Obama's plan to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

And it's likely that they'll oppose efforts to provide funds for the expansion.

December 1, 2009 In The News

By Bob Kinzel, Vermont Public Radio

(Host) All 3 members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they have serious reservations about President Obama's plan to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

And it's likely that they'll oppose efforts to provide funds for the expansion.

VPR's Bob Kinzel reports.

November 24, 2009 In The News

Most Vermonters are preparing to test their consumption of turkey, though a surprising number – "one in 20" – don't necessarily know where their next meal is coming from.

November 24, 2009 In The News

By David Delcore, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Most Vermonters are preparing to test their consumption of turkey, though a surprising number – "one in 20" – don't necessarily know where their next meal is coming from.

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