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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

September 30, 2009 Press Release

At a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch joined 7-Eleven franchise owners as they delivered 1.6 million petitions to Congress calling for an end to unfair and non-negotiated credit card fees.

September 29, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday introduced legislation to protect dairy farmers by closing a trade loophole that allows for the unlimited importation of a form of dried milk product.

September 24, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch supported and the House passed legislation Thursday to help 11 million senior citizens and disabled people avoid a significant increase in their Medicare Part B premiums.

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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.

October 17, 2009 In The News

By Katie Beth Ryan, Valley 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.

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