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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Increase In Heating Assistance Funding Requested

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Some of the region’s Congressional representatives are calling for an increase in funding to the program that provides heating assistance to low income families.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Vermont Congressman Discusses North Africa Trip

Congressman Peter Welch

Congressman Peter Welch returned this week from a Congressional oversight trip to Libya and Egypt. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Vermont’s at-large Democratic representative about the reason for, and his assessment of, the trip.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Reaction to Shutdown-Default Deal

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Reaction from congressional representatives in Vermont and northern New York to the agreement ending the government shutdown and avoiding default came quickly on Wednesday.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Congressional Representatives Hold Telephone Town Halls

Congressman Bill Owens (left), Congressman Peter Welch (right)

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and upstate New York Congressman Bill Owens, both Democrats, held telephone town halls with their constituents Monday evening.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Vermont Congressman Discusses Non-Partisan Coalition

Vermont Democrat Peter Welch

Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch is a co-founder and co-chair of the No-Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition. There are now 80 members of the non-partisan group that works to bypass historic gridlock and pass legislation. 

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Vermont Congressman Criticizes Split Farm Bill Vote

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The U.S. House on Thursday passed a “farm only” farm bill that removed the major provisions of the bill - its nutrition programs. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch says both food and farm security has been compromised.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Two Congressmen from Region Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Syrian Intervention

Republican Chris Gibson (left) and Democrat Peter Welch

Vermont’s Democratic congressman and a Republican representative from New York have submitted legislation that would restrict U.S. involvement in Syria. The two were on C-SPAN Wednesday morning to discuss their bill.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Congressional Colleagues Split Votes on Farm Bill

Vermont Democrat Peter Welch/New York Democrat Bill Owens

The U.S. House defeated the Farm Bill on Thursday afternoon. In our region, two Congressmen who had worked for years to obtain passage of the bill voted on opposite sides.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Vermont’s Congressman Proposes Simplification of Student Financial Aid Application

Don Vickers-Peter Welch-Ethan Lee
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch was at the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation - known as VSAC - this morning to announce new legislation intended to ease and simplify the college financial aid application process.

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