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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: Running, 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
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Date Title
Issue Position: Minimum Wage
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Energy Independence and Global Warming
Issue Position: Choice
Issue Position: Caring for our Veterans
Issue Position: Fighting for Working Vermonters
Issue Position: Jobs for the 21st Century
Issue Position: Global Warming
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Gun Rights and Sporting Issues
Issue Position: Health Care for All
Issue Position: Ending the War in Iraq
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Ethics Reform
Issue Position: Social Security
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility
Issue Position: Supporting Veterans & the Guard
Issue Position: National Security
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
July 25, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Rutland Area Airport Nets $8.1 Million Grant For Safety Improvements
July 24, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Sen. Markey & Rep. Welch Call for Rules, Not Voluntary Measures, In Obama Executirve Order on Drone Policy
July 23, 2014 Welch Bill to Boost International Tourism to Vermont Approved by House of Representatives
July 23, 2014 Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013
July 23, 2014 House Passes Welch-Authored Bipartisan College Affordability Legislation
July 22, 2014 STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
July 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Publish Revised Poultry Slaughter Rule, Open New Public Comment Period, Solicit Public Comments
July 15, 2014 The Marketplace Fairness Act
July 15, 2014 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
July 8, 2014 VPR News - Delegation Supports President's Call for Emergency Immigration Funds
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action
June 30, 2014 Welch Reacts to Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision
June 27, 2014 House RFS Reform Leaders Respond to CBO Report
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 24, 2014 House Passes Welch Legislation Advancing Energy Efficiency in Schools
June 24, 2014 North American Energy Infrastructure Act
June 22, 2014 Times Argus - Welch Reaches Across the Aisle for Goals and Friendship
June 17, 2014 WPTZ - Welch Steps In as FDA Stirs Up Cheese Board Controversy
June 13, 2014 Welch Champions Legislation to Stimulate Construction of Affordable Housing
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
June 5, 2014 Welch Statement on Sanders-McCain Agreement on VA Reforms
June 2, 2014 Welch Statement On EPA Climate Change
June 2, 2014 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions
June 1, 2014 Reps. Welch and Rothfus Launch Bipartisan House Affordable Medicines Caucus
May 30, 2014 Reps. Nolan and Welch Propose Scenic and Sustainable Reroute for North Country Scenic Trail
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
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