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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
Issue Position: National Security
Issue Position: Social Security
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Energy Independence and Global Warming
Issue Position: Choice
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Jobs for the 21st Century
Issue Position: Fighting for Working Vermonters
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Ethics Reform
Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility
Issue Position: Caring for our Veterans
Issue Position: Gun Rights and Sporting Issues
Issue Position: Health Care for All
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Global Warming
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Minimum Wage
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Ending the War in Iraq
Issue Position: Supporting Veterans & the Guard
July 8, 2014 VPR News - Delegation Supports President's Call for Emergency Immigration Funds
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action
June 30, 2014 Welch Reacts to Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision
June 27, 2014 House RFS Reform Leaders Respond to CBO Report
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 24, 2014 House Passes Welch Legislation Advancing Energy Efficiency in Schools
June 24, 2014 North American Energy Infrastructure Act
June 22, 2014 Times Argus - Welch Reaches Across the Aisle for Goals and Friendship
June 17, 2014 WPTZ - Welch Steps In as FDA Stirs Up Cheese Board Controversy
June 13, 2014 Welch Champions Legislation to Stimulate Construction of Affordable Housing
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
June 5, 2014 Welch Statement on Sanders-McCain Agreement on VA Reforms
June 2, 2014 Welch Statement On EPA Climate Change
June 2, 2014 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions
June 1, 2014 Reps. Welch and Rothfus Launch Bipartisan House Affordable Medicines Caucus
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
May 30, 2014 Reps. Nolan and Welch Propose Scenic and Sustainable Reroute for North Country Scenic Trail
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 29, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture- Protect Captive Orcas and Marine Mammals
May 28, 2014 Represenative Welch and US Border Officials Work to Boost Vermont Enrollment in Expedited Travel Program
May 22, 2014 Bicameral Group of Democratic Lawmakers Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Risky Banking Practices on College Campuses
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
May 22, 2014 Letter to Daniel Werfel, Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue Service- Regulate Tax Exempt Groups
May 21, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
May 16, 2014 U.S. Energy Secretary Addresses Vermont Energy Summit
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 14, 2014 Sander, Welch Bill Would give States More Say in Nuclear Plant Shutdowns
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