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April 15, 2010 Press Release

A day after Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act (H.R. 5019), the bill was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday afternoon by a bipartisan vote of 30 to 17.

April 15, 2010 Press Release

A day after Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act (H.R. 5019), the bill was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday afternoon by a bipartisan vote of 30 to 17.

April 14, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and a bipartisan group of legislators on Wednesday introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, calling it critical job-creating legislation.

Alongside leaders of the 1,000-member Home Star Coalition, Welch, Markey, Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.) and Rep.

April 14, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Wednesday called on United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk to protect American dairy farmers in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

Welch made the request during a Wednesday afternoon meeting he organized between Ambassador Kirk and the Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus, of which he is co-chairman and founder.

April 14, 2010 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and a bipartisan group of legislators on Wednesday introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, calling it critical job-creating legislation.

Alongside leaders of the 1,000-member Home Star Coalition, Welch, Markey, Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.) and Rep.

April 14, 2010 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch on Wednesday called on United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk to protect American dairy farmers in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

Welch made the request during a Wednesday afternoon meeting he organized between Ambassador Kirk and the Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus, of which he is co-chairman and founder.

April 9, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday will continue a second series of Telephone Town Hall meetings in counties throughout the state.

Throughout May, Welch is holding meetings for residents of Chittenden, Washington, Addison and Orange counties. The hour-long calls allow Vermonters to discuss issues of importance with Welch and ask him questions about any topic.

April 5, 2010 Press Release
Rep. Peter Welch on Monday announced a $450,000 federal grant for Vermont Law School to conduct Smart Grid research and analysis aimed at updating the U.S. power grid.

The grant, which was secured by Welch, will help VLS' Institute for Energy and the Environment become a national leader in Smart Grid implementation standards.

April 4, 2010 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Monday announced a $450,000 federal grant for Vermont Law School to conduct Smart Grid research and analysis aimed at updating the U.S. power grid.

The grant, which was secured by Welch, will help VLS' Institute for Energy and the Environment become a national leader in Smart Grid implementation standards.

March 31, 2010 Press Release

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reconsider its decision to hold a closed-door meeting with local, state and federal officials in Keene, N.H., on April 14.

The Vermont delegation's letter is copied below:

March 30, 2010

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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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