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Rebuilding the Economy

Spotlight on the Economy

Soon after Congress passed and President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Rep. Welch compiled this guide to help Vermont communities, businesses and individuals request stimulus funding. To track stimulus funding directed to Vermont communities, visit the federal recovery web site and the state’s Office of Economic Stimulus and Recovery.

"Not since the Great Depression has our economy experienced as precipitous and severe a decline as it did in the fall of 2008. The aftermath will be felt for years to come and our road to recovery will be long. My top priority in Congress is to mitigate the economic impact on Vermont families and businesses, help them regain their footing and provide them with the tools they need to recover and succeed. While the causes of this recession were myriad, there is much Congress can do to reform our financial system, restore the oversight that has been lacking for too long, and prevent the abuses that caused this collapse from ever happening again."







Rep. Welch's Recent Work on the Economy

Welch calls for full funding of LIHEAP program

November 23, 2010

As winter comes to Vermont, Rep. Peter Welch is leading the charge in the U.S. House to fully fund the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader John Boehner and leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, Welch and more than 40 colleagues are calling for LIHEAP to receive at least $5.1 billion in funding this yea... Read More

During visits to Vermont charitable organizations, Welch highlights holiday giving

November 22, 2010

While visiting and volunteering at Vermont charitable organizations Saturday and today, Rep. Peter Welch called on Vermonters to help neighbors in need this holiday season.

Touring Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction on Saturday and the Vermont Foodbank in Barre this morning, Welch cited a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report showing that hunger is on the rise in Vermont. Welch was also scheduled to visit t... Read More

Burlington Free Press: "Vermont rail improvements begin"

November 10, 2010

Construction crews started working on the railroad Tuesday, thanks to $50 million in federal stimulus money to improve tracks between St. Albans and Vernon.

Railroad representatives and politicians kicked off the construction at a ceremony at the St. Albans Amtrak station, as politicians hammered a golden spike into the railroad tracks to mark the start of the work.

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Photo Album: "Rep. Welch attends ARRA New Englander High Speed Rail Groundbreaking"

November 9, 2010

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New Funding Bolsters St. Albans Streetscapes Project

October 20, 2010

U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Tuesday announced that St. Albans has been awarded a $125,000 federal grant for its ongoing streetscapes project.

The grant, awarded by the Department of Transportation, will fund continued downtown improvements.

In FY2009, Welch secured $380,000 in funding for sidewalk, streetlight, signage and aesthetic upgrades to Main Street and Taylor Park as part of a comprehensive, ... Read More

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