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October 15, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday highlighted the struggles facing underinsured Vermont families who face exorbitant premiums, deductibles and co-pays.

October 15, 2009 Press Release

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today secured $1.5 million in federal funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission. The grant is the first time the four-state, economic development organization has received funding.

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

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In The News

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.

November 24, 2009 In The News

By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

 

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.

November 19, 2009 In The News

Rep. Peter Welch has asked the Obama administration to create a national program for making homes more energy efficient.

November 19, 2009 In The News

Some ideas seem too good to pass up: Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's, hitting the snooze button at least once before you fire up the snow blower and paying less to heat your home spring to mind.

November 18, 2009 In The News

Rutland Herald editorial

Some ideas seem too good to pass up: Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's, hitting the snooze button at least once before you fire up the snow blower and paying less to heat your home spring to mind.

November 18, 2009 In The News

Rutland Herald editorial

Some ideas seem too good to pass up: Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's, hitting the snooze button at least once before you fire up the snow blower and paying less to heat your home spring to mind.

November 18, 2009 In The News

By Nicole Gaudiano, Burlington Free Press

Rep. Peter Welch has asked the Obama administration to create a national program for making homes more energy efficient.

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