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Rep. Peter Welch to make BP Put "Its Money Where Its Mouth Is"

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 3:38 PM

I've led House efforts calling for the suspension of BP's shareholder dividends and the creation of an independent escrow account, and I issued the following statement after President Obama met with BP executives at the White House Wednesday.

"BP has finally acknowledged what the American people have been saying for...

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Creating Jobs by Investing in Energy Efficiency

(4) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 11:41 AM

For the past decade, my home state of Vermont has led the way in making its homes and businesses more energy efficient. On Thursday, when the U.S. House of Representatives votes on my Home Star Energy Retrofit Act (H.R. 5019), the rest of the country will have a chance to...

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Keeping the Long-Term Fiscal Picture in Mind

(133) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 2:04 PM

Everyday, our children are accumulating debt and interest they'll spend their lives paying off, curtailing their ability to meet challenges and invest in the future. How do we get our country out of its $1.35 trillion hole?

Democrats have faced that question before when having to clean up other people's...

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