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February 13, 2010 Press Release
The members of Vermont's Congressional Delegation – U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and U.S. Rep.
February 12, 2010 Press Release

The members of Vermont's Congressional Delegation – U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and U.S. Rep.
February 11, 2010 Press Release
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today introduced companion legislation to Rep. Peter Welch's Wall Street Bonus Tax Act (H.R. 4426) in the Senate, as the bill continued to build momentum in the House.

The legislation would impose a 50 percent tax on excessive bonuses at banks that received government support through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

February 10, 2010 Press Release
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today introduced companion legislation to Rep. Peter Welch's Wall Street Bonus Tax Act (H.R. 4426) in the Senate, as the bill continued to build momentum in the House.

The legislation would impose a 50 percent tax on excessive bonuses at banks that received government support through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

February 4, 2010 Press Release

Capping a years-long effort to restore strong spending rules to Congress, the House on Thursday passed "pay-as-you-go" legislation sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch. Following the 233 to 187 vote, H.J.Res 45 was sent to President Obama's desk for signature.

February 4, 2010 Press Release

Capping a years-long effort to restore strong spending rules to Congress, the House on Thursday passed “pay-as-you-go” legislation sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch. Following the 233 to 187 vote, H.J.Res 45 was sent to President Obama’s desk for signature.

February 4, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement in reaction to a Wall Street Journal report that Minority Leader John Boehner sought campaign contributions in exchange for fighting efforts to crack down on executive compensation.

February 4, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement in reaction to a Wall Street Journal report that Minority Leader John Boehner sought campaign contributions in exchange for fighting efforts to crack down on executive compensation.

February 2, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday hailed President Obama's plan to increase small business lending and support community banks.

While visiting Nashua, N.H., Obama unveiled a new Small Business Lending Fund that would invest $30 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into local economies by incentivizing lending programs at community banks.

February 2, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday hailed President Obama’s plan to increase small business lending and support community banks.

While visiting Nashua, N.H., Obama unveiled a new Small Business Lending Fund that would invest $30 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into local economies by incentivizing lending programs at community banks.

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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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