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January 27, 2010 Press Release

By Rep. Peter Welch


On Wall Street, fifteen months must feel like a lifetime. How else can one make sense of an industry that would reward itself with a bumper crop of bonuses barely a year after pushing the economy to the brink of collapse?

January 26, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch and 21 members of Congress introduced legislation late last week to close a loophole that allowed Verizon to avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes when it sold its northern New England landline operations to FairPoint Communications.

January 26, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch and 21 members of Congress introduced legislation late last week to close a loophole that allowed Verizon to avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes when it sold its northern New England landline operations to FairPoint Communications.

January 26, 2010 Press Release

An energy efficiency jobs program based on legislation written by Rep. Peter Welch will be included in a forthcoming Senate jobs bill, Welch announced Tuesday.

January 25, 2010 Press Release

An energy efficiency jobs program based on legislation written by Rep. Peter Welch will be included in a forthcoming Senate jobs bill, Welch announced Tuesday.

January 21, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement Thursday following Goldman Sachs’ announcement of $16.2 billion in salary and bonus compensation for 2009. Last week Welch introduced the Wall Street Bonus Tax Act (H.R.4426), details of which can be found by clicking here.

January 21, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement Thursday following Goldman Sachs' announcement of $16.2 billion in salary and bonus compensation for 2009. Last week Welch introduced the Wall Street Bonus Tax Act (H.R.4426), details of which can be found by clicking here.

January 21, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch released the following statement Thursday regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission:

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January 20, 2010 Press Release

The White House today released about $1.8 million in emergency home heating assistance for Vermont. The emergency funds are in addition to $25.6 million already distributed to the state.

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In The News

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 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.

September 29, 2009 In The News

By Matt Sutkoski, Burlington Free Press

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

MONTPELIER – U.S. Rep. Peter Welch urged President Obama this week not to send more troops to Afghanistan, saying that the eight-year battle there threatens to become another military quagmire.

September 27, 2009 In The News

By Neal Goswami, Bennington Banner

BENNINGTON -- Congressman Peter Welch met with local seniors Monday, hoping to reassure them that the Medicare benefits they depend on will remain intact if Congress passes health care reform legislation.

September 22, 2009 In The News

Burlington Free Press staff report

 

Rep. Peter Welch is joining the state's U.S. senators in a call to alter Social Security payments, saying seniors face the first reduction in payments since 1975.

September 15, 2009 In The News

By Shay Totten, Seven Days

 

Now that Congress is back in session, members are getting down to the business of health care reform.

Vermont is well positioned in both chambers thanks to the key committee assignments held by Rep. Peter Welch (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I).

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