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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).

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

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November 11, 2009 In The News

By Shay Totten, Seven Days

US Rep. Peter Welch is urging the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate whether Blackwater Worldwide — now known as Xe Services — bribed Iraqi officials following a September 2007 shooting incident.

November 11, 2009 In The News

By Daniel Barlow, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, a member of the powerful House governmental oversight committee, on Wednesday called for an investigation into reports that a military contractor tried to bribe Iraqi officials.

November 11, 2009 In The News

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November 9, 2009 In The News

Rep. Peter F. Welch, said Sunday that the historic health care reform bill passed by the U.S. House late Saturday night was far from perfect, but was "a solid step."

November 8, 2009 In The News

By Susan Smallheer, Rutland Herald

Rep. Peter F. Welch, said Sunday that the historic health care reform bill passed by the U.S. House late Saturday night was far from perfect, but was "a solid step."

November 6, 2009 In The News

Congress on Thursday extended tax incentives for first-time homebuyers that some realtors and lenders in Vermont say have energized a sluggish real estate market.

November 5, 2009 In The News

By Peter Hirschfeld, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Congress on Thursday extended tax incentives for first-time homebuyers that some realtors and lenders in Vermont say have energized a sluggish real estate market.

November 5, 2009 In The News

Give U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., credit for being ready and willing to talk to his constituents on health care. Welch held a statewide “Telephone Town Hall on health care reform” Monday night.

November 4, 2009 In The News

By John Gregg, Valley News

Give U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., credit for being ready and willing to talk to his constituents on health care. Welch held a statewide “Telephone Town Hall on health care reform” Monday night.

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