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December 17, 2009 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today detailed plans to distribute $290 million to struggling dairy farmers. The assistance is part of a $350 million dairy assistance measure Congress approved at the request of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

December 16, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch supported and the House passed legislation late Wednesday that will create jobs and extend critical services to the unemployed.

December 15, 2009 Press Release

ObamaEfficiencyPresident Obama singled out Rep. Peter Welch’s work advocating for an energy efficiency jobs program at an event today in Alexandria, Va.

December 14, 2009 Press Release

Picture_005Rep. Peter Welch on Monday announced his support for legislation that would help Vermont businesses avoid laying off workers by providing federal support for the state’s Short-Time Compensation (STC) program.

December 14, 2009 Press Release

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Monday the nominations of 29 Vermont high school students for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. Vermonters nominated by the delegation include applicants to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or the U.S.

December 11, 2009 Press Release

With Rep. Peter Welch’s support, the House passed sweeping legislation Friday to reform the nation’s financial regulatory system and prevent another economic meltdown similar to that which launched the ongoing recession.

December 11, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Friday announced the hiring of Patricia Menduni as community liaison in his Vermont office.

December 9, 2009 Press Release

The Community Health Center of Burlington was awarded $10.9 million in federal stimulus funds for construction of a new building that will double the center’s size and allow it to serve more patients throughout Chittenden County, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced.

December 8, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Welch introduces his REEP program at the home ofJason Van Driesche and Susan Munkres in Burlington
December 7, 2009 Press Release

Ahead of President Obama’s Tuesday speech outlining the Administration’s strategy to create jobs, Rep. Peter Welch on Monday reiterated his call for an immediate, job-creating energy efficiency retrofit program.

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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.

November 24, 2009 In The News

A federal government report ranking Vermont the sixth hungriest state in the country may come as a surprise to many, but officials say they have seen signs the problem is growing in Vermont.

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