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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.

Not all of government has taken a backseat to impeachment.

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

Impeachment is heading to the upper chamber.

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

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have the world on edge.

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

While the U.S. House Rules Committee worked Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday’s floor vote on the articles of impeachment, House members were determining how they will vote. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch will support the impeachment of President Trump. The Democrat held a telephone Town Hall Monday evening to explain why and take questions from constituents.

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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.

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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
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

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

Congressman Peter Welch
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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.

Rep. Peter Welch
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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.

Rep. Peter Welch
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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.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at UVM Rally for Climate Action
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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.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch's office

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.

Congressman Peter Welch
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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