Peter Welch

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch discusses the Farm Bill with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

  The IRS scandal has invited criticism from both sides of the aisle.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that the public trust has been violated.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch

  Student loan debt is close to crisis levels for many people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that interest rates must not increase.

North Country News
9:15 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Vermont's Welch, Sorrell, Testify About Elder Fraud

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Vermont Representative Peter Welch and Attorney General William Sorrell are warning about scams to defraud the elderly.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Vermont U.S. Representative Welch Hopes Farm Bill Will Help Farmers

Congressman Peter Welch

Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch says he hopes the farm bill will help stabilize milk prices for dairy farmers, include disaster insurance for vegetable growers and promote the use of local fruits and vegetables in school lunches.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Peace Event Invite Prompts Scare at Welch's Office

Congressman Peter Welch

An invitation to a peace conference from a Catholic group is what prompted the scare at Congressman Peter Welch's office in Burlington after a worker thought the letter looked suspicious.

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North Country News
10:20 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

VT Cops Say Letter to U.S. Rep. Peculiar, but No Threat

Congressman Peter Welch

Burlington police say a letter addressed to Vermont's lone congressman was "peculiar," but not dangerous and workers are back on the job.

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New England News
8:45 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Welch, Owens to offer dairy farmworker protections

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Congressmen Peter Welch of Vermont and Bill Owens of New York plan to announce legislation that they say will help ensure a stable workforce for Vermont and New York dairy farmers.

Dairy farmers are ineligible for a federal agriculture visa program so many rely on immigrant farm workers who are in the country illegally.

Welch says with Congress set to start debating comprehensive immigrant reform, he and Owens will fight to get their bill or similar protections in any final reform package.

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New York News
12:28 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Concerns Raised Over Pending Stafford Loan Rate Increase

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Last year students at colleges across the region, and across the country, became concerned that interest rates on Stafford loans were set to double. Congress blocked the increase - but it was not a permanent measure. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is renewing his efforts to stop the rate hike.

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Politics
12:59 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Welch supports possible Clinton-Biden ticket in 2016

Rep. Welch

Vermont Congressman-at-large Peter Welch, a Democrat who endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential primary, says he would like to see outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead a ticket with Vice President Joe Biden in the 2016 race. Welch spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner.

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