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November 18, 2009 Press Release
Welch joins Sens. Brown and Merkley to launch "Rebuilding America"
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.

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In The News

October 29, 2009 In The News

By Saturday night, 1,500 Vermont National Guard members will be in Louisiana training for their mission to Afghanistan.

The first 300 soldiers left for Fort Polk on Sunday. About 600 more will board planes Friday afternoon. And another 600 will leave on Saturday.

October 28, 2009 In The News

Vermont Public Radio staff report

Vermont's lone congressman says Goldman Sachs should repay taxpayers the $12.9 billion it received through American International Group before it awards bonuses to employees this year.

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October 28, 2009 In The News

WCAX staff report

By Saturday night, 1,500 Vermont National Guard members will be in Louisiana training for their mission to Afghanistan.

The first 300 soldiers left for Fort Polk on Sunday. About 600 more will board planes Friday afternoon. And another 600 will leave on Saturday.

October 21, 2009 In The News

By Nancy Remsen, Burlington Free Press

When Donna Watts' son dropped out of college at age 19 and began working a series of temporary jobs, he lost health insurance coverage under his parents' plan.

October 20, 2009 In The News

By Nancy Remsen, Burlington Free Press

When Donna Watts' son dropped out of college at age 19 and began working a series of temporary jobs, he lost health insurance coverage under his parents' plan.

October 18, 2009 In The News

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Rep. Peter Welch heard almost as many complaints from supporters of health care reform as he did from its opponents during a public forum Saturday.

October 18, 2009 In The News

White River Junction -- U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont's sole voice in the House of Representatives, acknowledged yesterday afternoon that the discussion on health care reform has taken a different tone in the Green Mountain State than it has in other parts of the country.

October 17, 2009 In The News

By Brent Curtis, Rutland Herald

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Rep. Peter Welch heard almost as many complaints from supporters of health care reform as he did from its opponents during a public forum Saturday.

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