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April 13, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Peter Welch issued the following statement upon the successful rescue of Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill, Vermont:

April 6, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC Rep. Peter Welch today announced funding requests for 29 Vermont projects and programs as part of the Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations process.
April 2, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch this week received his second consecutive ‘A' rating for supporting legislation to help the middle class.

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April 1, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch supported and the House passed this week three bills designed to help veterans make ends meet and obtain the health care they need.

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March 31, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch's energy efficiency bill has been incorporated into major climate change legislation released Tuesday.Welch's Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) bill, H.R. 1778, was included in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which was authored by House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman and Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Chairman Edward Markey.
March 26, 2009 Press Release
Program seeks 20 percent increase in efficiency - creating jobs, saving homeowners and businesses money, and combating climate changeRep. Peter Welch introduced an energy efficiency bill Thursday designed to retrofit millions of homes and commercial buildings and increase efficiency by 20 percent or more nationally.Welch outlined the bill at a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday with many of the bill's 30 cosponsors and representatives from national efficiency, contracting and environmental groups.The Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) program would provide financial incentives to homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy use and save them money. The program would fund state and municipal investments of up to half the cost of retrofitting the nation's existing homes and buildings, which account for 10 percent of global carbon emissions. REEP would create tens of thousands of middle class jobs and provide a significant boost to the economy.Click here to watch Congressman Welch announce the bill.
March 24, 2009 Press Release

On March 25, Congressman Welch held a small business telephone town hall meeting.  The following panelists joined him on the call:

Darcy Carter
Small Business Administration
802-828-4422

Chris D'Elia
Vermont Bankers Association
802-229-0341

Steve Greenfield
Vermont Economic Development Authority
802-828-5627

March 23, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch announced Monday a $380,000 grant for a comprehensive economic revitalization project in downtown St. Albans.The federal grant, which Welch secured for the city, will help St. Albans improve sidewalks, streetlights and signage and make other aesthetic upgrades to Main Street and Taylor Park. The project is intended to make downtown St. Albans safer for families and more attractive to businesses.
March 18, 2009 Press Release
Vermont stories highlight real impact of the federal budgetRep. Peter Welch brought three Vermont voices to the debate over President Obama's proposed budget Wednesday in testimony submitted to the House Budget Committee.Welch highlighted the stories of Vermont National Guardsman Joseph Provost of Newport, Dan and Cynthia Hampton of Hartland, and Lucinda Flint of Brandon to illustrate the real world impact of the federal budgeting process.
March 16, 2009 Press Release
Program seeks 20 percent increase in efficiency - creating jobs, saving homeowners money and combating climate changeRep. Peter Welch announced a national energy efficiency initiative Monday that would retrofit millions of homes and commercial buildings and seek a 20 percent increase in efficiency.The national program builds on Vermont's international leadership in energy efficiency.At a recently retrofitted Burlington home, Welch outlined a bill he will introduce later this week that would provide financial incentives to homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy use and save them money. The Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) program would fund state and municipal investments of up to half the cost of retrofitting the nation's existing homes and buildings, which account for 10 percent of global carbon emissions.

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