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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: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - At-Large
General Nov. 4, 2014
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
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Request for Meeting to Discuss Humanitarian Concerns
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Dec. 13, 2013 Reed and Welch Laud Provision in House-passed Budget Agreement that Protects Rural Hospitals and Communities
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Support For Rule Update Allowing Data Use on Airplanes, Opposition to In-Flight Voice Calls
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Denfense - Combat Rescue Helicopter Program
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keystone XL Environmental Review
Dec. 12, 2013 No Nuclear Weapons in Iran
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairmans of the Federal Communications Commission - DeFazio Sponsors Bill to Ban Cell Phone Conversations on Planes
Dec. 9, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concern Over the Trans Pacific Partnership
Dec. 5, 2013 Bipartisan Support for Extension of Energy Efficiency Initiative
Dec. 3, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin -- On AF's Selection Of Burlington For F-35 Basing
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin - Tax Reform
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 22, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Urge Rewrite Of Food Safety Rules
Nov. 20, 2013 Homes Act
Nov. 19, 2013 Rep. Welch to J.P. Morgan: Do the Right Thing: Do Not Shift Settlement Costs to Taxpayers.
Nov. 15, 2013 Ethanol Reform Legislators React to EPA Blend Wall Proposal
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - New AIDS Treatment Goal
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nov. 11, 2013 Addison County Independent - Farmers Need Labor, Seek Immigration Reform
Nov. 11, 2013 Rutland Herald - Acknowledging and Thanking Our Veterans
Nov. 6, 2013 Welch Announces Bipartisan Telehealth Legislation to Improve Rural Care
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
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Mr. James Dimon, President and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Company - Bill Blocking J.P. Morgan From Writing Off Wall Street Meltdown Penalty
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack - Provide Additional Resources to Address Colony Collapse Disorder
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Government Shutdown
Oct. 30, 2013 CNN "Newsroom" - Transcript: HealthCare.gov
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 30, 2013 Gowdy, Welche Introduce Bipartisan College Affordability Legislation
Oct. 29, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 992, Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2374, Retail Investor Protection Act
Oct. 28, 2013 Reps. Latta and Welch Statement on FCC Rules to Tackle Rural Call Completion Problems
Oct. 27, 2013 Time Argus - Welch Leans on JPMorgan to Pay Full Settlement
Oct. 16, 2013 No More Damage Tactics
Oct. 16, 2013 CNN "Newsroom" - Transcript: Debt Limit
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Oct. 5, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner - Demand a Vote on Bill to Reopen Government
Oct. 3, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi - Comprehensive Immigration Reform with Strong Labor Protections
Sept. 30, 2013 The Boston Globe - Officials Launch Review of Debit Cards at College
Sept. 28, 2013 Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3210, Pay Our Military Act
Sept. 27, 2013 Rep. Welch Applauds UVM and VLS for College Affordability Proposal
Sept. 27, 2013 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Government Shutdown
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter - Democratic Lawmakers Ask Big Bank CEOs to Explain Student Debit Card Deals with Colleges
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. 26, 2013 Letter to Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, PNC Financial Services Group, SunTrust Banks, Incorporated, TCF Bank, Citigroup, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, Commerce Bancshares, Incorporated, Higher One Holdings, Incorporated - Explain Student Debit Card Deals with Colleges
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Irving Williamson, Chair, International Trade Commission - Protect Plywood Industry from Unfair Chinese Imports
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
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