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Welch Calls For Eliminating Ethanol Subsidies
Thursday, 06/09/11
Congressman Peter Welch wants the federal government to eliminate ethanol subsidies, saying taxpayers are paying $6 billion annually for them.
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Appalled, Welch Reacts To Weiner Scandal
Tuesday, 06/07/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's lone congressman is reacting to the news that one of his New York counterparts, Anthony Weiner, lied about sending a lewd photo of himself over Twitter. Analysis:  What Does It Mean To 'Take Responsibility'?
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Welch Says Partisan Fighting Could Lead To Economic Crisis
Wednesday, 06/01/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he's concerned that partisan fighting in Washington could lead to a major crisis for the U.S. economy. Welch says both Republican and Democratic leaders seem more interested in scoring "political points" than developing a comprehensive, long-term fiscal strategy to reduce the national debt.
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Welch Amendments Against Afghan War Fail
Friday, 05/27/11
Congressman Peter Welch says he's encouraged that more members of the U.S. House appear to be coming around to his view that it's time to end U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
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Welch Forms 'Affordable Medicines Caucus'
Monday, 05/16/11
Congressman Peter Welch has joined forces with a Missouri Republican to launch a new effort to lower prescription drug prices.
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Delegation Won't See Bin Laden Photos
Friday, 05/13/11
All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation say they have no interest in seeing graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.
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Welch Leading Effort To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is leading a bi-partisan effort to convince President Obama to withdraw a large number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan in the near future.Welch says the killing of Osama bin laden gives the President an opportunity to shift U.S. policy from ‘nation building' to ‘counter terrorism'.
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Shumlin Vows Help In Rebuilding Brattleboro Landmark
Monday, 05/02/11
Gov. Peter Shumlin is promising the Vermont government's help with reconstruction of a downtown Brattleboro landmark that was wiped out by fire.
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Welch Says His Thoughts Are With 9-11 Families, Vermont Soldiers
Monday, 05/02/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb gets reaction from Congressman Peter Welch on the news that Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan yesterday.
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Welch Proposes Solutions To Keep Gas Prices In Check
Friday, 04/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
Concerned about rising gas prices, Congressman Peter Welch has proposed short-term and long-term solutions, including ending tax breaks for oil companies.
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Legislative Update From House Speaker Shap Smith
Friday, 04/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
House Speaker Shap Smith provides an outlook on the budget, the tax bill and the governor's health care bill. Also, Congressman Peter Welch discusses the causes of and solutions for rising gas prices.
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Welch To Focus On Women's Health
Wednesday, 04/27/11
Vermont's lone congressman is planning to focus on women's health programs as his budget priorities tour makes its next stop in Winooski. Congressman Peter Welch will hold the session this afternoon at the Winooski Family Health Center.
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Welch Wants To End Ethanol Subsidies
Thursday, 04/21/11
Congressman Peter Welch says it's time to pull the plug on federal subsidies for the ethanol industry.
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Welch Plans Budget Priorities Tour
Tuesday, 04/19/11
Congressman Peter Welch says he's hitting the road to find out what Vermonters think should be in - and out - of the federal budget.
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Welch Says He's Optimistic A Shutdown Can Be Averted
Friday, 04/08/11
By Ross Sneyd
Congressman Peter Welch says he's optimistic that a compromise will emerge today to avoid a shutdown of the federal government.
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Vermont Delegation Warns Of Shutdown Consequences
Thursday, 04/07/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's congressional delegation is speaking out about the possibility of a federal government shutdown.
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Congressman Peter Welch On The Federal Budget
Friday, 04/08/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch offers his solutions for ending the budget stalemate in Washington. Plus, VPR's John Dillon provides analysis of the week's news. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.  
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Welch Fights Proposal To Prohibit EPA Regulation Of Greenhouse Gases
Wednesday, 04/06/11
By Ross Sneyd
Congressman Peter Welch is fighting a proposal in Washington that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.
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Congressman Worries Budget Impasse Will Lead To Shutdown
Monday, 04/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
This is a critical week for budget negotiations in Washington. Republican and Democratic leaders still have not reached a compromise for spending through the end of this fiscal year. And Congressman Peter Welch says he worries that the differences could lead to a government shutdown.
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Welch: President Needs Congressional Approval For Libya Campaign
Monday, 04/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says the Obama administration needs congressional authority to continue the military campaign in Libya.
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Welch Says Everything Should Be On Table For Cuts
Thursday, 03/31/11
Congressman Peter Welch says everything needs to be under consideration as the U.S. House looks for ways to trim the federal budget.
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Leahy, Welch Commemorate Peace Corps Anniversary
Tuesday, 03/22/11
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch are in Haiti today as part of a trip to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps.
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Leahy, Welch Cautiously Support Libya Action
Monday, 03/21/11
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy says it's important that the military offensive in Libya has the backing of the U.N. and the Arab League. Congressman Peter Welch doesn't want to see the U.S. drawn too deeply into the conflict.
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Welch Wants VT Syrup Apart From Log Cabin
Monday, 03/21/11
Congressman Peter Welch is asking seven supermarket chains to shelve real Vermont maple syrup apart from a brand that's not the real thing.
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Welch Pushes Plan To Curb Soaring Gas Prices
Monday, 03/14/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch wants to see 30 million gallons of oil from the nation's strategic oil reserve - that's about 5 percent of the total. But the Vermont Petroleum Association says the Reserve should be tapped only in cases of a national emergency.
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