Peter Welch

WAMC News
5:15 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Vermont U.S. Representative Welch Seeks to Ease Health Care Costs

Congressman Peter Welch

Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch says he wants to use the federal health care reform law to help control health care costs.


Welch, a Democrat, outlined his plans Tuesday during a visit to a Montpelier doctor's office.

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WAMC News
5:10 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Welch Announces Energy Efficiency Priorities

Congressman Peter Welch

Congressman Peter Welch says providing rebates to homeowners who retrofit their homes is one of the energy efficiency priorities he will pursue in Congress as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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North Country News
8:04 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Welch to Host VT Phone Meeting on Student Loans

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says he wants to hear from residents about their struggles with student loans.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Congress is at loggerheads over how to avoid a July 1st doubling of interest rates on some Stafford Student Loans, and Welch and the head of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will be holding a telephone conference call Wednesday evening with people concerned about the issue.

Welch will be joined on the 7:30 call by VSAC's Don Vickers.

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North Country News
8:03 am
Tue May 1, 2012

VT U.S. Representative Welch Collects Student Debt Stories

Vermont's U.S. Representative Peter Welch is compiling stories about student debt.  WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports... 

Welch was at the University of Vermont on Monday where he met with students, some of whom are working multiple jobs and studying full time as they accumulate student loan debt.

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North Country News
6:30 am
Mon April 30, 2012

VT U.S. Representative Welch to Collect Student Debt Stories

Vermont's U.S. Representative Peter Welch is going to be compiling stories about student debt.

Welch is going to be at the University of Vermont on Monday where he will launch an initiative to compile stories from Vermont students and families about the burden of student loan debt.

In Vermont, almost 70 percent of college graduates have an average of $30,000 in debt.

Student debt is topping $1 trillion dollars, exceeding credit card debt.

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