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December 7, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch launched a new Congressional web site and several new online platforms Monday to provide information, resources and assistance to Vermonters.

December 4, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch this week cosponsored legislation to fund job-creating infrastructure projects and reduce the deficit by taxing high-volume stock traders. The bill would ensure that top banks – six of which are planning to award bonuses exceeding $162 billion this year – contribute to the nation’s economic recovery.

December 3, 2009 Press Release

The House late Wednesday passed a bill cosponsored by Rep. Peter Welch that will increase transparency and reporting requirements for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

December 2, 2009 Press Release

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today announced that Vermont’s Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will receive an additional $536,400 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

December 2, 2009 Press Release

Following President Obama’s address to the nation at the United States Military Academy in West Point Tuesday, Congressman Peter Welch issued the following statement:

“Tonight, President Obama presented the right analysis of the situation in Afghanistan but reached the wrong conclusion.

November 23, 2009 Press Release

Picture_018During a visit to the Vermont Foodbank on Monday, Rep. Peter Welch highlighted the rise of hunger in Vermont and urged the federal government to take a comprehensive approach to ending hunger throughout the country.

November 20, 2009 Press Release
Legislation includes Welch Pay-As-You-Go provision
November 19, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday highlighted a new Government Accountability Office report showing that credit card interchange fees – or ‘swipe fees’ – hurt small businesses and consumers.

November 19, 2009 Press Release

With Rep. Peter Welch’s support, the U.S. House passed legislation late Wednesday investing in firefighter assistance programs. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 395 to 31.

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In The News

November 12, 2009 In The News

By Sam Hemingway, Burlington Free Press

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said Thursday the effort to subdue the al-Qaida terrorist threat would be better served if the United States strengthened its relations with Pakistan rather than increasing the number of American troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

November 12, 2009 In The News

By Neal Goswami, Bennington Banner

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, questioned the wisdom Thursday of boosting American forces in Afghanistan while on a Congressional trip to Pakistan.

November 12, 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

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.

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