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Welch Promotes Program To Help Veterans Run Small Businesses
Tuesday, 05/29/12
By Nina Keck
Congressman Peter Welch hopes a partnership that's been helping Vermont National Guard members with their small business needs can become a model for the nation. 
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Delegation Speaks Out Against Student Loan Rate Increase
Wednesday, 05/09/12
Vermont's congressional delegation is speaking out against the planned doubling of the interest rate on a big student loan program.
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Welch Wants Congress To Preserve U.S. Postal Service
Monday, 05/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch wants a bipartisan group of his colleagues from rural areas to fight the U.S. Postal Service plan to close mail processing centers. Welch also wants to preserve mail delivery on Saturdays.
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Welch Collects Student Debt Stories
Tuesday, 05/01/12
Congressman Peter Welch is compiling stories about student debt. He met with students at UVM yesterday, some of whom are working multiple jobs and studying full time as they accumulate student loan debt.
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Welch To Collect Student Debt Stories
Monday, 04/30/12
Representative Peter Welch is going to be compiling stories about student debt.
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Newscast: Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 04/16/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Welch Wants To Maintain 3.4 Percent Student Loan Rate
Monday, 04/16/12
Congressman Peter Welch said Monday that he has a plan to head off the scheduled doubling of student loan interest rates. Stafford loans currently carry a 3.4 percent interest rate, which is scheduled to balloon to six-point percent in July. Welch wants to extend the existing rate.
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Welch Announces Plan To Limit Student Loan Interest Rates
Monday, 04/16/12
Congressman Peter Welch outlined his ideas during an event Monday with students and their families, as well as representatives of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.
Vermont Edition
The GMP/CVPS Merger's $21 Million Question
Friday, 03/30/12
By Bob Kinzel
We hear both sides of the debate over how CVPS should return $21 million to its ratepayers as part of its merger with Green Mountain Power and Congressman Peter Welch discusses campaign finance reform.
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Welch Calls For Financial Sanctions Before Military Action In Iran
Thursday, 03/08/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says members of Congress who want to take military action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon don't fully understand how the approach could unleash a major war in the Middle East.
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Leahy, Welch Say Travel Helps Them Shape Policy
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's congressional delegation has been on the move lately, traveling to other parts of the world where America has interests. They say their travel helps them craft foreign policy back in Washington. 
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Leahy, Welch Discuss Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch have both been abroad recently studying the U.S. role in Cuba and Haiti, and in the Middle East.
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Welch Weighs In On Iran
Thursday, 02/09/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch acknowledges that having the U.S. or Israel take military action to undermine Iran's nuclear program is an option. But he says it has to be evaluated very carefully before it's put into place.
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Welch Outlines Potential Disaster Tax Relief
Monday, 02/06/12
By Melody Bodette
Congressman Peter Welch says tax relief may be available to Vermont individuals and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Rep. Welch To Outline Disaster Tax Tips
Monday, 02/06/12
Congressman Peter Welch travels to Waterbury to describe what sorts of tax relief might be available to people who suffered losses in Tropical Storm Irene.
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Welch Will Push To Spend Billions Repairing Infrastructure
Friday, 02/03/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is backing a multi-billion dollar plan to repair the country's transportation and communications infrastructure. Welch is convinced voters will support the legislation, because he says it will have a positive impact at every level of the economy.
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Welch Cheers Obama’s Rejection Of Oil Pipeline
Thursday, 01/19/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is praising President Obama's decision to reject a plan to build a 2,000-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
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Welch On Middle East Trip
Monday, 01/09/12
Congressman Peter Welch is on a trip to the Middle East.
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Welch Concerned LIHEAP Will Be Lost In Holiday Wrap UP
Thursday, 12/15/11
By Ross Sneyd
Congressman Peter Welch says he's confident that the House and Senate will avoid a government shutdown this weekend.
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Welch Is Pessimistic Super Committee Will Succeed
Saturday, 11/19/11
By Bob Kinzel
Time has run out for the super committee in Congress to craft a plan to cut the national deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Congressman Peter Welch said Friday he didn't think the committee would succeed, in large part, because the panel has been far too secretive.
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Vermont Edition
Congressman Peter Welch
Friday, 11/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch makes recommendations on cutting the deficit, VPR's Ross Sneyd provides analysis on the Burlington mayoral race and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Sanders Differs With Leahy, Welch On Deficit Deal
Wednesday, 11/16/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders says Democrats should reject any deficit reduction deal if it cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Sanders says that would allow Democrats to frame the 2012 election debates.
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Welch Joins Bipartisan Effort To Cut Federal Deficit
Tuesday, 11/08/11
Congressman Peter Welch is part of a bipartisan group that wants the federal deficit to be cut by raising new revenue, as well as reforming entitlement programs. That coalition says the congressional super committee charged with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction should recommend a plan that addresses the problem for the next decade.
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Vt. Delegation Announces Heating Assistance
Tuesday, 11/01/11
By Samantha Fields
Despite the $11 million in heating assistance to low income Vermonters announced Tuesday, Congressman Peter Welch says the uncertainty over funding for LIHEAP - the low income home energy assistance program - is not over.
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Welch Seeks Tax Credits For Low-Income Families Post-Irene
Monday, 10/24/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Congressman Peter Welch is introducing a bill that would provide tax relief for low-income Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
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