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Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL) issued the following statement on his vote on H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Peter Welch issued the following statement in opposition to the Wall Street bailout. Welch voted no on H.R. 3997, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:
"The economic crisis we face is real. However, I voted against the bailout because it isn't paid for and because I don't believe it will work.
Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) supported and the U.S. House passed an economic stimulus package that will boosts funding for state and community needs, including funding infrastructure improvements, extending unemployment benefits, and increasing the Medicaid reimbursement rate to the states.