Bernie Sanders & Peter Welch
Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. Peter F. Welch (born May 2, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party./5
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Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Propane Prices: Shale gas producers are pulling so much propane out of natural gas wells that they have quadrupled exports in the last three years. But this winter's weird weather triggered an unprecedented domestic shortage of the fuel. Elected officials in propane-dependent states are demanding relief. "The problem is that almost all new propane production over the past three years has been exported to more lucrative overseas markets, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch said in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
This afternoon, I was joined by Rep. Peter Welch and Sen. Bernie Sanders to announce funding to rehabilitate...
Photo of the day: on Friday, Gov. Shumlin, Rep. Peter Welch, Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Secretary of...
Social Security: Sen. Bernie Sanders "will once again be leading the fight to protect Social Security from Obama, Democrats and Republicans, all of whom have bought into austerity. It begins now, not after President Obama is likely reelected," Taylor Marsh wrote at The Moderate Voice. Sanders "will be leading the fight against cutting the program's cost-of-living increases," she added. Irene Recovery: More than 13 months after Tropical Storm Irene swept through Vermont, some towns still are struggling with the federal government's disaster-aid program. Newfane officials received contradictory deadlines from FEMA as they seek approval of alternative uses for up to $455,220 in federal bridge replacement money. Rep. Peter Welch told the Brattleboro Reformer that he and Sens. Patrick Leahy and Sanders, have been "doing all we can to intervene" in such situations. UVM: Sen. Sanders spoke at Friday's installation of Thomas Sullivan as president of the University of Vermont. Mentioning student debt and the role ...
With hopes rapidly fading for a new Farm bill before the current one expires at the end of September, dairy policy leaders in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House -- led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D., Vt.) and joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) -- are pushing for a temporary fix for the dairy safety net until the new dairy program that is included in both the Senate and House versions of the farm bill becomes law and can be put in place by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Irene Waterbury officials want Vermont's congressional delegation to help stop an apparent decrease in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding. Rep. Peter Welch and Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernard Sanders met last week with the head of FEMA to discuss the funding, but Leahy spokesman David C...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: The Fed: "When tens of millions lost their jobs and homes as a result of financial swindles that the Federal Reserve failed to prevent, the central bank directed public funds to bankers while abandoning their victims, syndicated columnist Robert Sheer wrote in the San Gabriel (Calif.) Valley Tribune. He said at least 18 former and current Fed directors worked in banks and corporations that received $4 trillion in low-interest loans from the Federal Reserve, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Campaign Funding: The Disclose Act faces an uncertain test vote Monday in the Senate. The bill would require corporations and labor unions to file disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission for any donations at or above $10,000, The Washington Post reported. Welch Seeks Probe: Rep. Peter Welch is soliciting support from fellow House members for an investigation into the latest financial industry debacle involving the alleged manipulation by banks of interest rates bef ...
Senator Pat Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, Congressman Peter Welch, and Governor Peter Shumlin (the politicians with the power to stop the basing in Burlington) will all be attending. Come tell them all, "Stop the F-35! Support and do not destroy neighboring communities.”
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