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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (file)
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Since January, 48 states have introduced nearly 400 measures that would restrict the ability to vote. Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch, both Democrats, are pressing for passage of the “For the People Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Act” to protect voter rights. Welch and Castro recently held a virtual town hall to discuss what they see as voter suppression threats.

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Vermont politicians are waiting to make their next move.

In today’s Congressional Corner, part three of Vermont Representative Peter Welch’s interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded June 25.

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Being in Congress doesn’t protect you from learning your vehicle warranty has expired.

In today’s Congressional Corner, part two of Vermont Representative Peter Welch’s interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded June 25.

Rep. Welch and Sen. Leahy, left and right
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It may be several months before Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy decides whether to seek a ninth term next year. And as WAMC’s Ian Pickus reports, the state’s political class is holding its breath.

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Half a year later, questions remain about the siege of the U.S. Capitol.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded June 25.

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Congressman Peter Welch met recently with representatives of Vermont’s Communications Union Districts to discuss efforts to connect all Vermonters to high-speed internet.

Congressman Peter Welch discusses the Asian American Hate Crimes Act
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In April, the U.S. Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in response to increased violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Before he boarded a plane to return to Washington Monday, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch joined advocates to discuss the importance of the bill.

Congressman Peter Welch discusses the Asian American Hate Crimes Act
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Vermont’s Congressman and state advocates are pressing the House to pass the Asian American Hate Crimes Act this week.

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Georgia’s new restrictive voting measures have mobilized Democrats across the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded April 8th.

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded April 8th.

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President Joe Biden has hit the ground running.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded April 8th.

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Vermont’s Congressman has been meeting virtually with organizations and municipalities across the state to update local leaders on aid provided in the recently passed COVID relief package. This week he met with Burlington city councilors.

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Vermont at-large Congressman Peter Welch met with several groups this week to discuss the effects of the pandemic and provide updates on the recently signed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (file)
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch met virtually with city councils Monday evening to discuss how they will be affected by the recently passed American Rescue Plan.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (file)
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Congressman Peter Welch met virtually Monday with two different Vermont groups to discuss the latest COVID relief package that is expected to receive final approval in the House this week and then move to President Biden’s desk.

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The U.S. House is set to begin debating H.R. 1 this week. The For the People Act is intended to expand voting rights. On Monday, Vermont at-large Congressman Peter Welch held a virtual roundtable with the Green Mountain state’s election officials and civic advocates to discuss the implications of the bill.

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Our region’s congressional representatives are discussing key provisions of the American Rescue Plan – the latest COVID relief bill that’s expected to be voted on in the U.S. House this week.

New York Senator Charles Schumer (left) and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch
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Congressional representatives have been meeting virtually with constituent groups as a new COVID relief package is negotiated in Washington.  In northern New York business interests recently heard from Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, while Vermont’s Congressman spoke to business interests in the Rutland region.

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Congressman Peter Welch

Democrats want to take another crack at prescription drug costs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded January 29.

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Congressman Peter Welch

It’s a new Congress, but a lot is staying the same in the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded January 29.

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Congressman Peter Welch

The Biden era has begun, but President Trump’s legacy is still on trial.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded January 29.

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch recently met virtually with leaders from the state’s Northeast Kingdom to discuss a recovery plan for that region.

Rep. Peter Welch, left, and Sen. Patrick Leahy
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Joe Biden took the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States. He takes charge in a deeply divided nation, inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. WAMC has been speaking with members of Congress from the Northeast who attended the inauguration. Democratic Rep. Peter Welch represents Vermont.

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On the eve of a sea change in Washington, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a telephone town hall with his constituents Tuesday evening.  Most of the questions centered on accountability following the January 6th mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (file)
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Vermont’s at-large congressman has been meeting virtually with different industry sectors in the state this week to discuss how the latest COVID-19 relief bill will affect businesses.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (file)
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Vermont’s at-large Congressman spoke on the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday morning as the second impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump began.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch uploaded a video to Twitter as a mob entered the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch, a Democrat at-large, spoke with reporters on a conference call Wednesday afternoon from the U.S. Capitol after extremists stormed the building as a joint session of Congress was meeting to certify November’s election results for President-elect Joe Biden.

At his COVID-19 update today, Vermont Governor Phil Scott was joined by the state’s at-large Congressman to review the new federal coronavirus relief package.

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Democratic Congressman Peter Welch was the keynote speaker to close out the recent Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network annual conference.

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Vermont at-large Congressman Peter Welch has met virtually with a number of organizations recently to discuss expected federal policy as the administration transitions in January, and to discern how various sectors are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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