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Peter Welch's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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: Ending the War in Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
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 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
March 13, 2014 Buzzfeed: Why Congress is Talking - and fighting - about Afghanistan Again
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Aug. 31, 2013 Rep. Welch Statement Following Obama's Announcement on Syria
Aug. 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Syria
Aug. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA
July 30, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - No Arms to Syrian Rebels
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
June 28, 2013 Brattleboro Reformer - 'U.S. Military Should Steer Clear of Syria, Congressman Welch Argues'
June 25, 2013 Reps. Gibson, Welch, Bachmann and Nolan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Block Military Intervention in Syria
June 18, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - India Intellectual Property
April 30, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Cuba Travel Policy
April 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Prioritize Human Rights in Mexico
April 25, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Abandon Cross-Border Fee Proposal
June 20, 2012 Welch Applauds SIGAR Audit of Afghan Government Practice of Taxing U.S. Assistance
June 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
May 22, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iranian Nuclear Weapon Capability
May 15, 2012 Welch Bill to Prevent Afghanistan from Taxing U.S. Aid Coming to House Floor Tomorrow
March 8, 2012 VPR - 'Welch Calls for Financial Sanctions Before Military Action in Iran'
March 1, 2012 VPR - 'Leahy, Welch Say Travel Helps Them Shape Policy'
Oct. 24, 2011 Talking Points Memo - 'Dem Rep. Peter Welch To Obama: Libya Should Pay U.S. Back'
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 5, 2011 The War in Afghanistan
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
June 27, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of The United States of America
June 24, 2011 Authorizing Limited Use of Armed Forces in Libya
June 21, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
June 3, 2011 MSNBC "Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript
May 26, 2011 House Votes on Welch Amendments to End the War in Afghanistan
May 25, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
May 23, 2011 Chaffetz and Welch continue bipartisan push to end the war in Afghanistan; will offer amendment to Pentagon legislation
May 10, 2011 The Huffington Post: 'Bipartisan Lawmakers Push Obama On Afghanistan Withdrawal'
May 9, 2011 Letter to President Obama
May 1, 2011 Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Sept. 29, 2010 Welch supports, House passes legislation to protect American manufacturers from currency manipulation
Sept. 1, 2010 Burlington Free Press - Vermont Rep. Welch heading back to Afghanistan
July 28, 2010 Oversight Committee advances Welch bill banning contractors convicted of bribery
May 24, 2010 Welch Introduces Bill to Ban Federal Contractors Convicted of Bribing Foreign Officials
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to President Barack Obama
Dec. 15, 2009 America's National Security
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