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Rep. Peter Welch backs plan to end secrecy of settlements in cases of sexual harassment involving members of Congress
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Rep. Peter Welch is backing legislation to prohibit the sale of devices that turn semi-automatic rifles into weapons that allow shooters to fire hundreds of rounds per minute.

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Sunday's mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night has been called the deadliest in modern American history, with at least 59 people killed hundreds more injured. Among those shot dead was a native Vermonter, 35-year-old Sandra Casey of Dorset.

VPR's Mitch Wertlieb spoke with Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on the prospect for legislation to change the country's gun laws.

Rep. Peter Welch wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they'll oppose President Trump's tax plan because it favors the richest Americans.

Rep. Peter Welch wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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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 wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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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 sitting at a table with papers on it, looking at the camera.
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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.

Rep. Peter Welch backs plan to end secrecy of settlements in cases of sexual harassment involving members of Congress
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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 say they will vote against a short term budget bill if it fails to include Democratic priorities
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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 wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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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 wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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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 wants House Republican leaders to hold a vote on several gun control proposals
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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.
Rebecca Sananes / Vermont Public Radio

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.

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