Congressman Peter Welch says
he’s pessimistic that Congress and President Obama will be able to reach
agreement on a deficit reduction package by the end of the year, but he
doesn’t think "driving" over the so called "Fiscal Cliff" will hurt the economy
as long as a solution is found in January.
It’s possible that Vermont consumers could be paying the state sales tax on
Internet purchases in the not too distant future. That’s because Congressman
Peter Welch is working to include this plan in a massive fiscal compromise bill
that Congress is expected to consider in the coming weeks.
been railing against partisan bickering for nearly his entire term in the U.S. House. And Welch’s challenger, Republican Mark Donka, says if elected he would find a way to bypass the
party-line stand-offs on crucial issues like the budget.
Peter Welch has joined a bipartisan
group of House members to ask the Obama administration to temporarily suspend the
mandate that ethanol be included in fuel. Welch
says the ethanol program is driving up feed prices for farmers at a time that a
major drought in the Midwest is slashing the nation’s supply of corn.
Peter Welch says he’s optimistic that Congress will pass a new five-year Farm bill
before the current law expires at the end of September. He’s working with
a bipartisan group of House members to break the current logjam on this