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December 2, 2009 Press Release

Following President Obama’s address to the nation at the United States Military Academy in West Point Tuesday, Congressman Peter Welch issued the following statement:

“Tonight, President Obama presented the right analysis of the situation in Afghanistan but reached the wrong conclusion.

November 23, 2009 Press Release

Picture_018During a visit to the Vermont Foodbank on Monday, Rep. Peter Welch highlighted the rise of hunger in Vermont and urged the federal government to take a comprehensive approach to ending hunger throughout the country.

November 19, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday highlighted a new Government Accountability Office report showing that credit card interchange fees – or ‘swipe fees’ – hurt small businesses and consumers.

November 19, 2009 Press Release

With Rep. Peter Welch’s support, the U.S. House passed legislation late Wednesday investing in firefighter assistance programs. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 395 to 31.

November 18, 2009 Press Release
Welch joins Sens. Brown and Merkley to launch "Rebuilding America"
November 18, 2009 Press Release

Vermont and seven other states will share nearly $4 million in economic stimulus funding announced today under a green jobs program that was authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

November 18, 2009 Press Release

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today announced that the Village of Barton will receive $2.8 million for water system improvements funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 11, 2009 Press Release

In the wake of allegations that Blackwater Worldwide engaged in the bribery of Iraqi officials following a September 2007 shooting incident, Rep. Peter Welch on Wednesday called for an investigation of the company – now called Xe Services – by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.