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Peter Welch's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
June 13, 2014 Welch Champions Legislation to Stimulate Construction of Affordable Housing
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
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. 16, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Jan. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Restore Funding for LIHEAP
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 5, 2013 Burlington Free Press - Low-income Vermonters Get $18.5M in heating funds
Nov. 4, 2013 Addison County Independent - New Farm Bill Has Glimmer of Hope
Sept. 19, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 687, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1526, Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3102, Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013; and for Other Purposes
June 20, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Feb. 20, 2013 As Vermonters Anticipate College Acceptance Letters, Welch Announces Bill to Simplify Financial Aid Application
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to House and Senate Leadership - Unemployment
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
March 8, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
March 8, 2012 Hearing of the House Budget Committee - Member's Day
Feb. 16, 2012 Welch Introduces Bill to Expand Nationwide Heating Assistance Program
Dec. 22, 2011 Vermont Receives $3.6 Million for LIHEAP, Delegation Fights for More
Dec. 20, 2011 Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3630, Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
Dec. 16, 2011 Delegation Announces Vermont LIHEAP Funding Level of $19.5 million for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec. 12, 2011 Welch Fights to Restore Heating Assistance Funding
Nov. 1, 2011 VPR "Vt. Delegation Announces Heating Assistance" - Transcript
Nov. 1, 2011 Delegation Announces Immediate Release Of Over $11 Million In Heating Assistance To Vermont
Oct. 24, 2011 VPR - Welch Seeks Tax Credits For Low-Income Families Post-Irene'
Sept. 21, 2011 Welch Calls for Immediate Release of Home Heating Assistance Funds
June 16, 2011 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - Prescription Drug Costs
March 15, 2011 The Economy
Feb. 14, 2011 Delegation Joins Forces on Home Heating Assistance
Feb. 10, 2011 Vermont Delegation Defends Home Heating Assistance Program
Dec. 21, 2010 $11 Million Slated For Vermont Home Heating Help
Dec. 16, 2010 Release: Sanders and Leahy Fight Senate Republican Stalling Tactics
July 22, 2010 Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 4213, Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
July 22, 2010 Welch Introduces Bill to Support Vermont's Anti-Homelessness Programs
Jan. 4, 2010 Welch Unveils Legislation To Help Vermont Confront Unemployment Insurance Crisis
Nov. 20, 2009 Welch Supports, House Passes Bill To Protect Seniors' Access To Doctors
Nov. 5, 2009 Welch Supports, House Passes Unemployment Benefit Extension, First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Oct. 9, 2009 Welch Pushes To Extend Unemployment Benefits For Additional 13 Weeks
Jan. 23, 2009 Welch announces stimulus aid to unemployed Vermonters
Oct. 9, 2008 The Middlebury Campus - Welch Bids on Bailout
Sept. 26, 2008 Welch Supports, House Passes Economic Stimulus
Sept. 22, 2008 LIHEAP Remains In The Mix As Congressional Session Winds Down
Sept. 17, 2008 Vermont To Receive $2.4 Million More For Home Heating Relief
July 31, 2008 Welch Renews Call to Use Oil Profits to Fund Heating Assistance
June 12, 2008 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5749, Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
Sept. 26, 2007 Vermont Delegation Announces Heating Assistance
Sept. 25, 2007 SCHIP
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