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Congressman Peter Welch
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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.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

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.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

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.

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.

Rep. Peter Welch
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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.

Rep. Peter Welch
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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.

Rep. Peter Welch
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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.

Congressman Peter Welch
Office of Congressman Peter Welch

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.

The feet of two people are visible standing behind voting booths in a hallway
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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.

Congressman Peter Welch
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.

Congressman Peter Welch
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.

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.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

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

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

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.

Rep. Peter Welch
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Experts say a “dark winter” is coming.

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

This conversation was recorded on December 2.

Rep. Peter Welch
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio…Michael Flynn…Donald Trump Jr.?

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

This conversation was recorded on December 2.

Rep. Peter Welch
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President Donald Trump got a message from the American people: you’re fired.

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

This conversation was recorded on December 2.

Congressman Peter Welch
Office of Congressman Peter Welch

The Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance recently held its annual membership meeting. The virtual session featured comments from the state’s at-large Congressman who talked about federal pandemic support and the recently passed Great American Outdoors Act.

U.S. Representative Peter Welch
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Vermont Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch has been reelected to the post he has won every two years since 2006. During his years in the House, the 73-year-old Welch has consistently been one of Vermont’s top statewide vote-getters. 

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a virtual meeting with municipal leaders across the state this week to discuss concerns about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and what actions Congress should take to help.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

When will we have a COVID vaccine?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded on July 28th.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Congressman John Lewis is being remembered as a civil rights hero.

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

This conversation was recorded on July 28th.

USCIS Furloughs Delayed

Jul 24, 2020

Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator announced Friday that planned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services furloughs have been postponed.

Congressman Peter Welch discusses pending furloughs at the nearby USCIS service center in St. Albans
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Earlier this year the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to furlough over 13,000 employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices nationwide. In Vermont more than 1,100 jobs are at risk. Congressman Peter Welch was in St. Albans Wednesday to call on federal authorities to stop the planned job cuts and explain how the Vermont Congressional delegation is trying to avoid them.

farm tractor in field
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Many sectors in agriculture were struggling before the coronavirus pandemic and in its wake some are reaching crisis points, including dairy producers. This afternoon, Vermont at-large Democratic Congressman Peter Welch held an online meeting with the state Farm Bureau to discuss the situation and what federal help is needed.

Despite everything, we still have a big election coming up.

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

This conversation was recorded on March 24.

Spring break turned into summer vacation.

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

This conversation was recorded on March 24.

COVID-19 has disrupted daily life across the Northeast.

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

This conversation was recorded on March 24.

Some French wines affected by tariffs
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Vermont Democratic at-large Congressman Peter Welch was at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski Wednesday to decry a proposed 100 percent tariff and urge the Trump Administration to revoke current tariffs on imported French wines.

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