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Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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President Trump surprised a lot of Republicans and Democrats over the last few weeks by backing plans proposed by Congressional Democrats. But it's unclear how long the trend will last. 

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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Congressman Peter Welch says he's pleased that President Trump is supporting Democratic efforts to protect young immigrants from being deported.

A Norwich home on Turnpike Road is inaccessible by road after its bridge and culvert were destroyed.
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Even before Tropical Storm Harvey and Hurricane Irma hit, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was in trouble — to the tune of $25 billion. And the program is set to expire at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act.

Juan Conde, a first-year medical student at UVM, speaks to reporters about how the DACA program allowed him to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.
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Speaking at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont on Monday, Congressman Peter Welch said it was critical that Congress find a way to continue DACA— Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

Gov. Phil Scott is part of a bipartisan group of governors working on ways to strengthen the Affordable Care Act
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As Congress considers changes to the Affordable Care Act, a bipartisan group of governors is hoping to play an important role in the debate over a new health care bill. Gov. Phil Scott says the only way to tackle the issue is for Republicans and Democrats to work together.

After the Trump administration announced its intent to reverse some protections for people brought into the United States illegally as children, Rep. Peter Welch called on Congress to pass a new law to make those protections permanent.
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Rep. Peter Welch says the Trump administration’s decision to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, also known as DACA, is the “height of cruelty.”

All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation oppose President Trump's plan to provide money to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico
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When Congress returns to Washington after the Labor Day recess, it will immediately face a significant budget crisis.

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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Rep. Peter Welch says the time has come to take down all statues of Confederate military leaders throughout the country.

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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The three members of Vermont's congressional delegation have criticized President Donald Trump for his comments about this past weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

FILE - Rep. Pete Welch, D-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Welch won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in August 2016 for re-election that year to a sixth term.
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Congressman Peter Welch has positioned himself as a Democrat who wants to work with Republicans. Polls suggest that's what Americans want from Washington, but so far bipartisanship has been hard to find in a polarized Congress.

Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that President Trump will develop a more bipartisan approach with Congressional Democrats.
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Following the failure by Senate Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, a group of 40 House members, including 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans, has emerged with a proposal to help strengthen the health care law.

President Trump's Twitter announcement that transgender people will no longer be permitted to serve in the military has triggered a strong reaction in Vermont.

Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H, and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., talk to a West Lebanon crowd about ways to create bipartisan healthcare reform for individual markets.
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Vermont and New Hampshire Representatives were in the Upper Valley Friday to talk about ways to compromise on health care reform in Congress.

All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say the president's transportation infrastructure plan is a giveaway to Wall Street investment firms.
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While all three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation support a $1 trillion plan to rebuild America's roads and bridges, they say President Trump's transportation proposal is a giveaway to Wall Street investment firms, and will send tolls skyrocketing.

At a news conference with Rep. Peter Welch (left), Winooski Superintendent of Schools Sean McMannon said proposed cuts to federal education funding would hurt Winooski's summer education programs designed to help low-income families.
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At a federally funded summer program for Winooski children, Rep. Peter Welch said President Trump's proposed cuts to federal education programs highlight the fact that some elected officials in Washington have abandoned their fundamental duty to constituents.

Jake Mendell and his fiance, Taylor Hutchison consider themselves lucky; the young farmers got their 30 acres of farm land from family.
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Farming in Vermont is approaching a crossroads: The current generation of American farmers is nearing retirement. But for some young people looking to follow in those footsteps, financial barriers make a future in the field less affordable.

Members of Vermont's congressional delegation reacted with shock and horror to learn that a gunman targeted members of the Republican congressional baseball team on Wednesday.

Former FBI director James Comey is greeted by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
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All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they're troubled by the testimony of former F.B.I. director James Comey concerning Russian efforts to influence the outcome of last year's presidential campaign.

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All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation have strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

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Both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Bernie Sanders serve in budget leadership roles in the new Congress, and they hope to influence the outcome of the budget debate in these positions.

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