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October 22, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday urged Speaker Pelosi to require the health insurance industry to operate under the same anti-trust laws as all other industries.

In a letter sent Thursday, Welch and fourteen other members of the House urged the Speaker to repeal the industry’s anti-trust exemption while reforming the nation’s health care system.

October 21, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch voted Wednesday to provide life-saving care, treatment and support services to nearly half a million Americans living with HIV and AIDS.

October 20, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday called for legislation allowing young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance policies until the age of 27.

October 19, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch called on Congress this 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.

October 19, 2009 Press Release
Welch retrofit program gains momentum, is included in Senate climate change bill
October 15, 2009 Press Release

Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday highlighted the struggles facing underinsured Vermont families who face exorbitant premiums, deductibles and co-pays.

October 15, 2009 Press Release

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today secured $1.5 million in federal funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission. The grant is the first time the four-state, economic development organization has received funding.

October 14, 2009 Press Release

The House passed legislation late Tuesday authored by Rep. Peter Welch to allow credit unions to continue practices that offer convenience and clarity to their members.

The Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 3606) passed on a voice vote.

October 14, 2009 Press Release

At a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch called on the American International Group to fulfill its commitment to recoup millions in bonuses from employees of its Financial Products Division, which was largely responsible for the company’s near collapse last fall.

October 9, 2009 Press Release

As unemployment benefits have begun to expire for many out-of-work Americans, Rep. Peter Welch introduced legislation this week to extend unemployment benefits in most states for an additional 13 weeks.

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In The News

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 25, 2009 In The News

By Bob Kinzel, Vermont Public Radio

 

(Host) Congressman Peter Welch is backing legislation that he says will help protect thousands of elderly Vermonters from a significant increase in Medicare premiums.

September 24, 2009 In The News

By Bob Kinzel, Vermont Public Radio

 

(Host) Congressman Peter Welch is backing legislation that he says will help protect thousands of elderly Vermonters from a significant increase in Medicare premiums.

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 21, 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 16, 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).

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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