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On Thursday, Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch announced he now supports the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he didn’t make the decision lightly. He held a public forum at the Statehouse Monday evening to hear what Vermonters think.  Most who commented agreed with him.

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Vermont’s sole Congressman now supports the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Democrat Peter Welch told reporters on a conference call Thursday that he did not make the decision lightly, but believes the president has established a clear pattern that disregards the Constitution.

Democratic Congressman Peter Welch was at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine on Friday to challenge the leader of the U.S. Senate to bring a piece of legislation to a vote.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Now we wait the for whole report.

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

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

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An annual tradition has come again.

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

Rep. Peter Welch
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Democrats have been promoting a Green New Deal.

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

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The election is over and now House Democrats are plotting out the next two years.

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

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The Justice Department is entering a new era.

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

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch explains his "Never Again Bill"
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch announced today he plans to introduce legislation that would require furloughed federal workers deemed “essential” to be immediately paid their back salary.

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University of Vermont students held a rally for climate action Monday.

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Vermonters are going to the polls today to determine statewide primary races. Three Democrats, including the longtime incumbent, are seeking to represent the state in Congress.

From left: Benjamin Mitchell, Peter Welch and Dan Freilich in a screenshot from Channel 17's Congressional Primary Forum
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Two Democrats are challenging incumbent Congressman Peter Welch in next week’s Vermont primary.  While the three agree on many issues they, clashed on a couple topics during a forum Tuesday evening.

From left: Representatives Lloyd Doggett, Peter Welch and Elijah Cummings
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A trio of U.S. House representatives, including Vermont Democrat Peter Welch, introduced legislation this week aimed at lowering prescription drug prices.

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006 and is now the House Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip.  He is among the many people stunned by the defeat of Representative Joe Crowley by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th District Democratic primary this week. Welch says while those who know Crowley are stung by the loss, the winner has excited voters.

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch traveled to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas on Sunday to see firsthand the detention centers created as a result of the Trump Administration’s enforcement of family separation policies. Upon arriving at a former WalMart housing about 1,500 boys, the at-large Democrat tweeted that it was “shameful.”  Welch says he and other Congressional representatives saw children separated from parents and parents separated from children.

Congressman Peter Welch and Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop (left) discuss Canadian tariffs
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Border states have been closely following President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Today in Burlington, Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch discussed the Trump Administration’s recent implementation of tariffs on U.S. allies and the economic consequences that may await Vermont’s trade with Canada.

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Some members of Congress are raising concern about American’s presence in Syria.

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

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Is a constitutional crisis looming?

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

Congressman Peter Welch
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A changing of the guard is coming to Washington.

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

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Congressman Peter Welch

The president has released his infrastructure plan.

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

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In a dramatic Senate vote, Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, went down last Friday. Now, a bipartisan group of 40 House members have written to Speaker Paul Ryan proposing four reforms.   Vermont Democrat Peter Welch says the defeat of the Republican bill is providing an opportunity to refocus and bring lawmakers to the table for practical discussions on how to repair and improve the Affordable Care Act.

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Vermont Representative Peter Welch and Senator Bernie Sanders were in northwestern Vermont this week to meet with constituents during the two-week Congressional Easter recess.  They briefly spoke about some issues of concern to them and voters.

Congressman Peter Welch at St. Albans food shelf
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During Congress’ two-week Easter recess, Vermont’s lone House representative plans to travel across the state to hear what residents believe the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget will be.  On Tuesday, Democrat Peter Welch stopped at a food shelf in St. Albans to discuss how the potential  cuts could impact the service and other safety net programs.

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Congressional Republican leaders and the White House are scrambling to salvage the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act following a report from the Congressional Budget Office this week that found 14 million people would lose health insurance next year, and 24 million after 10 years.  Vermont’s at-large Democratic Congressman Peter Welch held a conference call Wednesday with Vermont hospital executives to discuss the potential impact of the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

Congressman Peter Welch meets with immigrant and refugee community
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable discussion in Winooski this morning with refugees and immigrants who have settled in the Burlington area.  The Democrat wanted to learn about their challenges during the resettlement process and what contributions they feel they are making to their new home.  The roundtable comes at a time of national debate over immigration policy.

Prescription drug price panel
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a roundtable in Burlington Monday with health officials and advocates to discuss the rapidly rising cost of prescription drugs.

Congressman Peter Welch discusses Renewable Fuel Standard in Burlington
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Congressman Peter Welch was joined by a group of Vermont environmentalists Tuesday to highlight what they see as a need for revisions in the Renewable Fuel Standard, a national policy that requires corn ethanol be mixed into fuels.

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On Monday night, the House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Democratic Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont that would measure the economic impact of outdoor recreation.

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch handily won re-election last week, taking 82 percent to the 9 percent his Liberty Union opponent Erica Clawson received.  The Democrat returns to a House of Representatives preparing for a Trump presidency and Republican control.  Vermont’s sole representative says he was very disappointed and surprised by the results of the presidential election.

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