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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
May 13, 2014 Nuclear Plant Safety
May 12, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Regarding a Competitive Bidding Process in Incentive Auction
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 9, 2014 At Welch's Strong Urging, Obama Doubles Energy Efficiency Initiative for Federal Buildings
May 8, 2014 Establishing Select Committee on Benghazi
May 8, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce - Hearing on National Climate Assessment
May 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
May 7, 2014 Recommending that the House Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress
May 6, 2014 Welch Statement on New Climate Report
April 30, 2014 Key House Committee Approves Two More Welch Energy Efficiency Initiatives
April 29, 2014 Expatriate Coverage Clarification Act
April 28, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Regarding College Banking Practices and Federal Student Aid
April 28, 2014 Welch Unveils Push to Make Electric Vehicles More Affordable and Accessible
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
April 22, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Prohibit Harmful Banking Practices Targeting College Campuses
April 21, 2014 CNN - Intelligence Budget Should Not Be Secret
April 16, 2014 Vermont Delegation Backs Governor's Call for Congressional Action on Road Fund
April 11, 2014 Travel and Tourism Caucus Co-Chair Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Brand USA
April 11, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State, and Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury - Sanction Russia's State Arms Dealer
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 9, 2014 Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014
April 8, 2014 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
April 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
April 8, 2014 Gardner, Womack, Welch, Pingree Introduce Protecting the Sustainable Use of Spent Grains Act
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
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 3, 2014 The Washington Post - Federal Act Named for Gabriella Miller Signed into Law
April 3, 2014 WAMC: Protests Erupt Over Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling
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 John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
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 Letter to Sally Jewel, Secretary Department of the Interior - Maintain Critical Gray Wolf Protections
March 19, 2014 At Morse Farm, Welch Highlights Wins for Maple Industry in Farm Bill
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 Senate Passes Welch-Sponsored Bill to Fund NIH Pediatric Research
March 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Zohydro ER
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
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