Representative Peter F. Welch's Public Statements

Biographical

Full Name: Peter F. Welch
Current Office: U.S. House - 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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Issue Position: Supporting Veterans & the Guard Issue Position: Global Warming Issue Position: Choice Issue Position: Minimum Wage Issue Position: Iraq Issue Position: Environment Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility Issue Position: Ethics Reform Issue Position: Caring for our Veterans Issue Position: Energy Independence and Global Warming Issue Position: Jobs for the 21st Century Issue Position: Education 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: Fighting for Working Vermonters Issue Position: Immigration Issue Position: Energy Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: National Security Issue Position: Social Security 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/24/14 House Passes Welch Legislation Advancing Energy Efficiency in Schools 6/24/14 North American Energy Infrastructure Act 6/22/14 Times Argus - Welch Reaches Across the Aisle for Goals and Friendship 6/17/14 WPTZ - Welch Steps In as FDA Stirs Up Cheese Board Controversy 6/13/14 Welch Champions Legislation to Stimulate Construction of Affordable Housing 6/12/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei 6/05/14 Welch Statement on Sanders-McCain Agreement on VA Reforms 6/02/14 Welch Statement On EPA Climate Change 6/02/14 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions 6/01/14 Reps. Welch and Rothfus Launch Bipartisan House Affordable Medicines Caucus 5/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program 5/30/14 Reps. Nolan and Welch Propose Scenic and Sustainable Reroute for North Country Scenic Trail 5/29/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras 5/29/14 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture- Protect Captive Orcas and Marine Mammals 5/28/14 Represenative Welch and US Border Officials Work to Boost Vermont Enrollment in Expedited Travel Program 5/22/14 Bicameral Group of Democratic Lawmakers Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Risky Banking Practices on College Campuses 5/22/14 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits 5/22/14 Letter to Daniel Werfel, Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue Service- Regulate Tax Exempt Groups 5/21/14 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 5/16/14 U.S. Energy Secretary Addresses Vermont Energy Summit 5/15/14 Ribble, Welch Lead Effort to Fight Barrier to Dairy Sales 5/14/14 Welch Takes On FDA Regulatory Roadblock to Vermont Brewers Providing Grain to Farmers 5/14/14 Sander, Welch Bill Would give States More Say in Nuclear Plant Shutdowns 5/13/14 Nuclear Plant Safety 5/12/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Regarding a Competitive Bidding Process in Incentive Auction 5/09/14 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 5/09/14 At Welch's Strong Urging, Obama Doubles Energy Efficiency Initiative for Federal Buildings