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November 3, 2009 Press Release

With Rep. Peter Welch’s support, the U.S. House passed legislation late Monday that will improve the delivery of veterans benefits, assist in retraining unemployed veterans and make it easier for military families to relocate when transferred.

The three bills passed with overwhelming, bipartisan support.

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October 28, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch called on Goldman Sachs Wednesday to repay taxpayers the $12.9 billion it received through American International Group (AIG) before it awards bonuses to employees this year.

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October 24, 2009 Press Release

On the International Day of Climate Action, Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement:

“Throughout Vermont, throughout the United States and throughout the world, people are taking action today to demonstrate the irrefutable fact that if we fail to change our ways, our planet faces great peril.

October 23, 2009 Press Release
Welch amendment strengthens monitoring of federally-funded projects
October 22, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch and a coalition of House members announced a breakthrough Thursday morning in reforming the Medicare payment system to reward quality health care.

October 22, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday urged Speaker Pelosi to require the health insurance industry to operate under the same anti-trust laws as all other industries.

In a letter sent Thursday, Welch and fourteen other members of the House urged the Speaker to repeal the industry’s anti-trust exemption while reforming the nation’s health care system.

October 21, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch voted Wednesday to provide life-saving care, treatment and support services to nearly half a million Americans living with HIV and AIDS.

October 20, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday called for legislation allowing young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance policies until the age of 27.

October 19, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch called on Congress this 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.

October 19, 2009 Press Release
Welch retrofit program gains momentum, is included in Senate climate change bill

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In The News

December 9, 2009 In The News

By Daniel Whitten, Bloomberg 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 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.

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