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June 19, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch this week introduced Pay-as-you-go' legislation intended to curb deficit spending and ensure that every dollar spent by the federal government is paid for.Welch, along with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.), Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (SC) and Rep. Baron Hill (Ind.), is a lead sponsor of H.R. 2920, the "Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009." The bill's sponsors unveiled the legislation earlier this week during a Capitol Hill press conference with Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag.
June 18, 2009 Press Release
Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT), Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and 19 other original co-sponsors today introduced groundbreaking legislation that will support the development of health systems that reward the quality and efficiency of care, rather than the volume and intensity of services. By creating financial incentives to provide better, more cost-effective care, the Welch/Pomeroy legislation will help drive down health care costs and improve patient health outcomes.Click here to watch Welch announce the bill.
June 17, 2009 Press Release
On the 50th straight day of rising gas prices, Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation that would modernize our nation's oil reserves to help consumers at the pump and save taxpayers money. The national average for a gallon of gas rose to $2.67 today.The "Enhanced Supply and Price Reduction Act of 2009," or Enhanced SPR Act, directs the Secretary of Energy to sell 70 million barrels of light sweet crude - or about 10 percent of the total oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - and replace it with heavy crude oil.
June 15, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch on Monday announced a $114,000 federal grant to improve the energy efficiency of the O'Brien Community Center in Winooski.The funds will be used to fully insulate the community center's roof and implement other energy-saving measures. The O'Brien Center spent $4,000 in heating bills last year. Once the new roof is installed, the center is expected to save 45 percent in heating costs.
June 12, 2009 Press Release

Welch questions CEOs of GM and Chrysler about dealership closings

Rep. Peter Welch questioned the CEOs of GM and Chrysler today at a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about their decision to close local auto dealerships.

June 11, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch grilled Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis Thursday morning about whether the bank kept critical information from its shareholders about the worsening financial situation at Merrill Lynch, which Bank of America had agreed to buy.
June 10, 2009 Press Release
Welch, Murphy, Braley legislation aims to reduce healthcare costs and encourage competitionAs lawmakers begin to debate health care reform, Rep. Peter Welch has introduced legislation that would create a public health insurance option as a key component of comprehensive national health care reform.Welch, along with Reps. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), introduced H.R. 2668, the Choice in Health Options Insures Care for Everyone (CHOICE) Act.
June 9, 2009 Press Release
Welch joins the President Tuesday afternoon at East Room announcement of legislation to restrain spendingRep. Peter Welch took part in a White House announcement Tuesday afternoon announcing new legislation intended to curb deficit spending and ensure that every dollar spent by the federal government is paid for.Welch, who will sponsor the Obama legislation in the House, joined the President onstage with a handful of other Members of Congress during the East Room announcement.
June 9, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch supported and the House passed Tuesday evening the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act.H.R.2751, of which Welch is a cosponsor, passed on a vote of 298 to 119.
June 8, 2009 Press Release
New report shows the national energy efficiency program would save four times Vermont's annual energy consumptionA national energy efficiency program authored by Rep. Peter Welch has been included in the Senate version of comprehensive energy legislation.Welch's Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) program was added last week to S. 949, the 21st Century Energy Technology and Deployment Act, during the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee mark-up.

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October 2, 2009 In The News

As Vermont’s Congressional delegation pleads its case to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to deliver emergency aid to the state’s dairy farmers as soon as possible, they will be competing with lawmakers from every other dairy producing state in the nation.

October 1, 2009 In The News

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Brattleboro Reformer

As Vermont’s Congressional delegation pleads its case to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to deliver emergency aid to the state’s dairy farmers as soon as possible, they will be competing with lawmakers from every other dairy producing state in the nation.

October 1, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — Vermont dairy farmers might soon see help from Washington.

October 1, 2009 In The News

It’s heartening to know that as health care legislation makes its way through Congress, there are a lot of Vermont’s ideas receiving serious consideration.

September 30, 2009 In The News

Brattleboro Reformer editorial

It’s heartening to know that as health care legislation makes its way through Congress, there are a lot of Vermont’s ideas receiving serious consideration.

September 30, 2009 In The News

Brattleboro Reformer editorial

It’s heartening to know that as health care legislation makes its way through Congress, there are a lot of Vermont’s ideas receiving serious consideration.

September 30, 2009 In The News

Burlington Free Press staff report

WASHINGTON — Vermont dairy farmers might soon see help from Washington.

September 30, 2009 In The News

FRANKLIN — A family who has owned a Franklin farm since 1946 said planned improvements to a remote border crossing into Canada could destroy their property.

September 29, 2009 In The News

Burlington Free Press staff report

WASHINGTON -- Vermont's congressional delegation continued Tuesday to make the case for the state's dairy farms, with Rep. Peter Welch introducing legislation to close a trade loophole that allows for the unlimited importation of a form of dried milk product.

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