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Welch Calls For Bank Investigation
Friday, 10/14/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Congressman Peter Welch is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether big banks are coordinating their debit-card fees in violation of federal anti-trust laws.
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Welch Introduces Bill To Bring Local Food In Schools
Wednesday, 10/05/11
Congressman Peter Welch has introduced legislation that would allow federal aid to school lunch programs to pay for local produce.
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Vt. Delegation Says FEMA Funds Are Not Enough
Friday, 09/23/11
By Ross Sneyd
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation find themselves in the center of the latest battle in Washington over federal spending for flood recovery and other disasters.
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Spending Bill Fails, But Welch Says Aid Will Come
Thursday, 09/22/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he is "absolutely confident" that Vermont will receive several $100 million in federal disaster relief aid in the coming weeks.
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Congressman Peter Welch
Friday, 09/16/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch looks at how cuts to the federal budget will impact entitlement programs and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Welch Says Public Pressure Might Force Budget Settlement
Friday, 08/12/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch thinks the budget stalemate in Congress could be broken if voters across the country demanded action from their elected officials. Welch is hoping that a special congressional budget committee will propose a package that includes budget cuts and tax increases.
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Peter Welch On The Debt-Ceiling After Effects
Friday, 08/12/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch reflects on the recent debt-ceiling discussions and comments on the economic meltdown that followed.
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VT Doesn’t Get A Clean Bill Of Health
Friday, 08/12/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen looks at the key health issues facing the state, and Congressman Peter Welch reflects on the recent debt-ceiling discussions.
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Welch Participates In Energy Audit
Wednesday, 08/10/11
Congressman Peter Welch is getting an up-close look at energy efficiency issues.
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Welch Drafts Debt Ceiling Back-Up Plan
Thursday, 07/28/11
By Patti Daniels
Congressman Peter Welch is characterizing a debt ceiling bill he's introduced as a backup plan in case there's no agreement on a Republican measure.
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Clock Ticks, Debt Talks Grind On
Thursday, 07/28/11
By Jane Lindholm
The stalemate and posturing over the debt ceiling have gone on for months, but now it's down to the wire. Congressman Peter Welch discusses the latest from Washington on the debt ceiling and budget crisis.
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Reluctantly, Welch Would Support Senate Debt Ceiling Plan
Monday, 07/18/11
By Patti Daniels
Congressman Peter Welch says he would "reluctantly" support one of the Senate plans to end the impasse over the federal government's ability to continue borrowing money.
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Street Level Impact Of Debt Crisis
Monday, 07/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
As we watch the impasse over the federal debt ceiling, questions arise about how it affects people in our region.
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Welch Loses Bid To Preserve Energy Efficiency Programs
Wednesday, 07/13/11
Congressman Peter Welch has come up on the losing end in the Republican-controlled U.S. House in his effort to preserve funding for energy efficiency programs.
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Welch Calls For Debt Assurances
Tuesday, 07/12/11
Congressman Peter Welch is urging Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to issue statements reassuring people that the United States won't default on its debts.
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Welch Open To Social Security Changes, But With Conditions
Friday, 07/08/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he could support some changes to Social Security as part of a debt reduction plan, as long as all the savings are used to strengthen Social Security over the long term.
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Welch To Announce Geolocation Bill
Wednesday, 06/29/11
Congressman Peter Welch plans to announce legislation that he says will catch the law up with mobile GPS technology that can be used to track people.
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Welch Seeks Expansion Of Veterans Program
Tuesday, 06/28/11
A bill in Congress would expand the impact of a Vermont outreach program for veterans returning home from deployments to Afghanistan and elsewhere.
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With House Vote, Welch Supports Mission In Libya
Friday, 06/24/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch has voted to support President Obama's military policies in Libya. He backed legislation that would ensure future funding for the mission. He also voted for a bill that specifically authorized the President's military actions, but that legislation was defeated.
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Welch Applauds Obama's Call To Tap Oil Reserves
Friday, 06/24/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says gas prices could continue to decline in the coming weeks because President Obama has authorized the withdrawal of millions of barrels of oil from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve. Earlier: Prices Impact Driving Habits 
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Welch Wants Faster Troop Withdrawal
Thursday, 06/23/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all released statements saying they would like to see the president bring home troops from Afghanistan sooner and faster. Obama To Troops: Afghan Withdrawal To Be Gradual Comment: What do you think of Obama's plan?
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Welch Launches Bi-partisan Plan To Reduce Medicare Costs
Monday, 06/20/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch has launched a bi-partisan effort to reduce Medicare costs by nearly $160 billion over the next 10 years. The plan would allow the federal government to negotiate prices for prescription drugs that are bought under the Medicare Part D program.
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Welch Says Cooperation Needed On Debt Ceiling
Friday, 06/17/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says partisan fighting over raising the national debt ceiling could cause serious economic problems. Welch says both Democrats and Republicans need to compromise as they develop a financial package to reduce the national debt.
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Welch Warns President On War Powers Act
Wednesday, 06/15/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says President Obama is "dangerously close" to being in violation of the War Powers Act. The Obama Administration hasn't sought Congressional approval for its military actions in Libya and the 90 day deadline will expire this weekend.
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Welch Calls For End To Ethanol Subsidies
Friday, 06/10/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is calling for an end to all federal subsidies for the ethanol industry. Welch says a federal mandate that requires gasoline to contain 10 percent ethanol is driving up grain costs to farmers and is undermining the recreational boat industry.
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