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Extended Unemployment Benefits To Expire For 1,400
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont labor officials say hundreds of people could lose their unemployment benefits if Congress fails to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The federal unemployment insurance program that has been providing additional weeks of benefits to the long-term unemployed is set to expire.
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Welch Says Budget Deal Is Increasingly Unlikely
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Congressman Peter Welch says he believes it's unlikely that lawmakers and President Obama will avert the so-called fiscal cliff, blaming House Speaker John Boehner.
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As Deadline Approaches, Welch Urges Seniors To Enroll For Medicare
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Congressman Peter Welch is urging Vermont seniors to sign up for Medicare benefits under the new health care law, through which the Obama administration says Vermonters have saved $10.6 million.  
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Welch Says 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Is Unlikely
Monday, 11/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As the lame-duck Congress reconvenes Tuesday, Congressman Peter Welch is outlining his priorities for the session. But Vermont's lone congressman is skeptical a deal will be reached to avert what is being called the looming fiscal cliff
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Delegation Says Court's Ruling Clears Way To Implement Health Overhaul
Thursday, 06/28/12
By John Dillon
Vermont's Congressional delegation is pleased and relieved that the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care law, including the mandate that all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine.
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Vt. Delegation Is Relieved By Supreme Court Decision
Thursday, 06/28/12
Vermont's Congressional delegation expressed relief at Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, hoping to now focus on the implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act without the cloud of legal uncertainty.
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