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Peter Welch's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

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: Agriculture
June 2, 2014 Welch Statement On EPA Climate Change
May 15, 2014 Ribble, Welch Lead Effort to Fight Barrier to Dairy Sales
May 14, 2014 Welch Takes On FDA Regulatory Roadblock to Vermont Brewers Providing Grain to Farmers
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
April 8, 2014 Gardner, Womack, Welch, Pingree Introduce Protecting the Sustainable Use of Spent Grains Act
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Nov. 22, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Urge Rewrite Of Food Safety Rules
Nov. 4, 2013 Addison County Independent - New Farm Bill Has Glimmer of Hope
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack - Provide Additional Resources to Address Colony Collapse Disorder
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbit Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Allow Institutions of Higher Education to be able to Grow and Cultivate Hemp for Research Purposes
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
July 26, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Dairy Trade
July 12, 2013 Vermont Public Radio - House-Passed Farm Bill Removes Some Dairy Provisions
July 11, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 20, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
May 17, 2013 House Committee Approves Farm Bill; Key Vermont Priorities Included
May 16, 2013 Milton Independent - Welch Continues Ethanol Fight
May 14, 2013 Welch Outlines Priorities & Prospects for Farm Bill
April 10, 2013 Bloomberg - Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal U.S. Ethanol Law
April 10, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act
April 10, 2013 WPTZ - NY, Vt. Reps to Push for Dairy Farm Worker Visas
April 9, 2013 With Congress Set to Debate Immigration Reform, Congressmen Welch, Owens, Hanna Introduce Bill to Help Dairy Farmers Secure a Stable Workforce
March 19, 2013 Welch Introduces Two Bills to Boost Vermont Maple Industry
Nov. 30, 2012 America Needs a Farm Bill
Sept. 21, 2012 Do-Nothing Congress
Sept. 15, 2012 Rutland Herald - 'Welch Pushes for House Vote on Farm Bill'
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 11, 2012 America Needs a Farm Bill
Aug. 23, 2012 As Drought Causes Feed Prices to Soar for Vermont Dairy Farmers, Welch Urges EPA to Waive Ethanol Mandate
Aug. 1, 2012 America Needs a Farm Bill
July 24, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: 2 New REAP Zone Grants To NEK Will Rehab Low-Income Homes And Refit Them For Energy Efficiency Savings
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
June 12, 2012 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont's Harold Howrigan Appointed to the National Dairy Board
April 20, 2012 WCAX - Can Washington Help Save Vt Family Farms?
Feb. 17, 2012 Delegation Introduces Bill to Extend Vital Safety Net for Vermont Dairy Farmers
Nov. 3, 2011 Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 2112, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Oct. 27, 2011 Gibson, Welch Fight for Agriculture Disaster Aid in House
Oct. 4, 2011 Welch Introduces Bill to Help Vermont Farmers by Using Federal Funds to Buy Local Food for Schools
Sept. 15, 2011 Vermont Public Radio - 'Welch Introduces Bill To Help Small Farms'
Sept. 15, 2011 Brattleboro Reformer: 'Welch, Gibson Introduce New Bill to Help Flooded Farms'
Sept. 14, 2011 Welch and Gibson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Farmers Get Disaster Assistance
Aug. 10, 2011 In St. Albans, Welch Hears from Vermont Dairy Farmers about Need for Price Stability
June 16, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. 2012
May 6, 2011 Welch Introduces Bill to Provide Dairy Farmers Access to Workforce Program
Oct. 4, 2010 Vermont Delegation Wins Food Stamp Extension
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