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Peter Welch's Public Statements

Full Name: Peter F. Welch
Office: U.S. House (VT) - At-Large, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - At-Large
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Margaret Cheney; 5 Children, 3 Stepchildren
Birth Date: 05/02/1947
Birth Place: Springfield, MA
Home City: Norwich, VT
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
April 11, 2014 Travel and Tourism Caucus Co-Chair Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Brand USA
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 9, 2014 Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
April 8, 2014 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Jack Kingston and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 3, 2014 WAMC: Protests Erupt Over Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling
April 3, 2014 The Washington Post - Federal Act Named for Gabriella Miller Signed into Law
April 2, 2014 VPR - Lack of Funding Could Halt Stat Funding Projects
April 1, 2014 Obama Signs into Law Welch Legislation that Provides Relief to Hospitals Serving Seniors
April 1, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams
March 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Request Info on Challenges of Implementing RFS from EPA
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 26, 2014 Letter to Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - End Baseless Benghazi Claims and Focus on Reform
March 25, 2014 125th Anniversary of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
March 23, 2014 Associated Press: US Rep. Welch to Hear of VT Alt. Transportation
March 21, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Calling for Extension of Wind Energy Credit
March 20, 2014 WCAX: Federal Funds Help VT. Sugar Makers
March 19, 2014 At Morse Farm, Welch Highlights Wins for Maple Industry in Farm Bill
March 19, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewel, Secretary Department of the Interior - Maintain Critical Gray Wolf Protections
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
March 13, 2014 VPR: FDA Approves Controversial New Painkiller
March 13, 2014 Buzzfeed: Why Congress is Talking - and fighting - about Afghanistan Again
March 12, 2014 Burlington Free Press: Welch Wants to Model Medicare after Vermont Health Program
March 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Zohydro ER
March 11, 2014 Senate Passes Welch-Sponsored Bill to Fund NIH Pediatric Research
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
March 5, 2014 Letter to Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Apologize for Hearing Actions
March 4, 2014 Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2013
Feb. 28, 2014 Key House Committee Approves Bipartisan Welch Energy Efficiency Initiative
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Feb. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzer, Secretary of the Department of Commerce - As Propane Prices Soar, Congressional Delegation Seeks Emergency Export Curbs
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Kamala Harris, Attonrey General, Claifornia, Torn Miller, Attorney General, Iowa, and William Sorell, Attorney General, Vermont - Bring E-Cigarettes Under Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reschedule Marijuana
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reveal Top Line Intelligence Spending Levels in FY2015 Budget
Feb. 3, 2014 Leahy And Welch Spotlight The Value To Vermont And Its Students Of The Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency - Northeast Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a Model for the Nation
Jan. 31, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $2.5 Million in Heating Assistance for VT
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Full LIHEAP Funding in 2015 Budget
Jan. 29, 2014 Debt Ceiling
Jan. 28, 2014 Hoyer, Pelosi, Slaughter & DeGette, Along with 87 Members of Congress File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Contraceptive Coverage Requirement Challenge
Jan. 28, 2014 Welch Statement in Response to the President's State of the Union Address
Jan. 28, 2014 Climate Change
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator US Environmental Protection Agency - Strengthen Clean Water
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