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Welch Calls For Use Of Oil Reserve
Friday, 02/25/11
With rising oil prices and turmoil in the Middle East, three House Democrats are asking the president to tap emergency oil reserves to give people short-term relief from rising prices.
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Welch Calls For New Approach To Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 02/16/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is urging his colleagues to consider a budget reduction plan that includes changes to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. He says such changes are needed to truly address the nation's fiscal problems.
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Welch Pleased With Energy Item in Obama Budget
Tuesday, 02/15/11
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says he's pleased with the inclusion in President Obama's proposed budget of two items relating to energy efficiency in buildings.
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Welch Bill Could Save Vermont $9 Million
Friday, 02/11/11
By Bob Kinzel
The budget woes facing the Shumlin administration could be reduced by almost nine million dollars over the next two years if legislation proposed by Congressman Peter Welch becomes law.  
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Welch Plans Bill For Veteran Hiring
Monday, 02/07/11
Congressman Peter Welch is pushing for new legislation to support businesses that hire unemployed veterans.
Vermont Edition
Congressional Update From Peter Welch
Friday, 02/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
Representative Peter Welch discusses dairy pricing, the political climate in Washington and other issues. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy talks about the explosive events in Egypt. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Welch To Lead Local Food Discussion
Thursday, 02/03/11
Local food will be the topic of a discussion held by Congressman Peter Welch.
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Welch Says He Hopes To Influence Dairy Policy In New Congress
Friday, 01/21/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he hopes to use his new assignment on the House Agriculture Committee as a way to push for a comprehensive reform of the federal dairy pricing system. Welch says it will be difficult for many Vermont dairy farmers to stay in business unless a reform plan is adopted by Congress.
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Welch Appointed Chief Deputy Whip
Wednesday, 01/19/11
By Ross Sneyd
Congressman Peter Welch is moving up in the House leadership in Washington.
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Welch Holds Congress In Your Community Event
Monday, 01/17/11
A week after the shootings in Tucson, Vermont congressman Peter Welch went ahead with a public meet-and-greet session in a crowded market.
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Welch Says Shootings Highlight Toxic Political Atmosphere
Monday, 01/10/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will shine a light on the harmful effects of using angry and violent language as part of the country's political debate.
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Welch Plans New Role As Democrats Become Minority
Wednesday, 01/05/11
By Bob Kinzel
As Congressman Peter Welch prepares for his third term in the U.S. House, he'll be serving, for the first time, as a member of the minority party. Welch says the development will have an impact on his role in the new Congress.
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Vermont Delegation Unhappy With Obama's Tax Deal
Tuesday, 12/07/10
By Ross Sneyd
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation are angry with President Obama for the tax cut deal he brokered with Republicans.
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Welch Urges Colleagues To Hold Their Ground On Tax Debate
Thursday, 12/02/10
By Bob Kinzel
The U.S. House voted today to extend the so called Bush income tax cuts, but only for families with incomes under $250,000 a year. Now, Congressman Peter Welch is urging Democratic leaders to hold their ground and not give in to Republican demands that the tax cuts be extended to the wealthy.
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Vermont Edition
The Lame Duck Session Of Congress
Friday, 12/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch discusses the issues the lame duck session of Congress will address. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy discusses a new study from the Pentagon regarding the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy. And, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Welch Reluctant To Discuss His Work On Ethics Committee
Thursday, 11/18/10
By Bob Kinzel
Members of Congress are usually eager to discuss the work they're doing in Washington - including their committee work. But there's one committee that few members want to be on, never mind talk about.
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Welch Will Back Pelosi For Minority Leader
Friday, 11/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
With Democrats becoming a minority party in the U.S. House in 2011, the question arises: should they keep Nancy Pelosi as their leader? Congressman Peter Welch says the answer is definitely yes.
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Vermont Edition
Vermont's Campaign Finance Laws
Tuesday, 11/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
Political action groups spent lavishly in this year's statewide campaigns, raising questions about Vermont's campaign finance laws. We talk about the laws and how they're enforced. 
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Welch May Oppose Obama On Tax Cut Issue
Monday, 11/08/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he may find himself opposing President Obama over the so called Bush tax cuts. Obama is considering extending the cuts temporarily to everyone, but Welch says that's a mistake. 
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Republican Beaudry Supports Term Limits
Wednesday, 10/20/10
By Bob Kinzel
Term limits are an issue in Vermont's congressional race, and the two major party candidates don't agree on whether they're needed. Republican Paul Beaudry says limits are needed and they're one of his top priorities. But Democrat Peter Welch says voters are the best judge of whether a person deserves re-election.
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Welch, Beaudry Differ On Role Of Government In Key Issues
Thursday, 10/14/10
By Bob Kinzel
The two major party candidates for the U.S. House have very different ideas about the role of government on a number of issues, ranging from economic policy to health care.
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U.S. House Debate
Thursday, 10/14/10
By Bob Kinzel
The major party candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives - Democratic incumbent Peter Welch and Republican challenger Paul Beaudry - debate their positions on the issues.
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Log Cabin Agrees To Remove Additive
Wednesday, 09/29/10
By Lynne McCrea
The maker of Log Cabin ‘All Natural Syrup' has agreed to remove a caramel color additive from its product.
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Welch, Beaudry Differ On Bush Tax Cut Extension
Wednesday, 09/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
Incumbent Democratic Congressman Peter Welch wants to limit the tax cuts to families with incomes below $250,000. But his Republican opponent, Paul Beaudry, says Welch's plan will hurt efforts to stimulate the economy.
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Welch Sees Need For New Policy In Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/07/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says his recent trip to Afghanistan has reinforced his view that the current policies of the Obama Administration can't be successful and that a new strategy is needed.
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