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Peter Welch's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

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 8, 2014 Establishing Select Committee on Benghazi
May 7, 2014 Recommending that the House Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress
March 5, 2014 Letter to Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Apologize for Hearing Actions
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reveal Top Line Intelligence Spending Levels in FY2015 Budget
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Government Shutdown
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. 16, 2013 No More Damage Tactics
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
Oct. 5, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner - Demand a Vote on Bill to Reopen Government
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
July 18, 2013 Rep. Welch Announces Bipartisan Coalition Aimed at Breaking Congressional Gridlock; The Problem Solvers, Co-Chaired by Welch, Unveils Legislative Agenda
July 12, 2013 Gardner-Welch Bill Targets Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
June 6, 2013 Welch Denounces Seizure of Phone Records
April 3, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Support of Commissioner Bart Chilton's Re-Nomination to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
June 28, 2012 Relating to Consideration of House Report 112-546 and Accompanying Resolution, and Providing for Consideration of House Resolution 706, Authorizing Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to Initiate or Intervene in Judicial Proceedings to Enforce Certain Subpoenas
June 21, 2012 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
Feb. 8, 2012 Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
April 4, 2011 Letter to Jason Chaffetz, Chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
April 1, 2011 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Of 2011
Feb. 17, 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Feb. 8, 2011 Letter to Darrell Issa, Chairman, House Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform
June 23, 2010 Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act of 2010
June 17, 2010 Welch Supports, House Passes Government Efficiency and Performance Initiative
Nov. 11, 2009 Letter To Rep. Edolphus Towns, Chairman, House Oversight Committee
June 25, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform And The Subcommittee On Domestic Policy - "Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch: How Did A Private Deal Turn Into A Federal Bailout? Part II"
June 24, 2009 Joint Hearing Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee And national Security And Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee - Afghanistan And Pakistan: Oversight Of A New Interagency Strategy
June 11, 2009 Morning Session Of A Joint Hearing Of The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee And Domestic Policy Subcommittee - Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch: "How Did A Private Deal Turn Into A Federal Bailout?"
April 2, 2009 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - The Collapse and Federal Rescue of AIG and What it Means for the U.S. Economy
Nov. 18, 2008 OMB Implements Welch Contractor Fraud Law
April 30, 2008 Panel I of A Hearing of the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Oversight of Missile Defense (Part Three): Questions for the Missile Defense Agency
April 23, 2008 Close the Contractor Fraud Loophole Act
April 15, 2008 Administration, Contractor Lobby Testify in Welch-Led Fraud Investigation
March 7, 2008 Welch Calls for Full Investigation into Bush Admin. Proposal on Overseas Contracting
Jan. 23, 2008 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee- Effective Diplomacy and the Future of U.S. Embassies
Oct. 16, 2007 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 734 Expressing the Sense of the House Regarding Witholding of Information Relating to Corruption in Iraq
Oct. 14, 2007 Joint Release - Reps. Welch, Murphy, and Duncan Demand Answers on Blackwater Profits, Role in Iraq and Afghanistan
Oct. 2, 2007 Hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Blackwater USA; Private Security Contracting in Iraq & Afghanistan
Jan. 10, 2007 Welch Appointed To Serve On Second Committee
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Restoring Accountability and Oversight
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Restoring Accountability & Oversight
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