Welch Talks Deficit In Campaign Stop

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Congressman Peter Welch appears to be cruising to re-election. He’s running for a fourth term in Washington, and he says he wants Vermonters to know he remains committed to promoting their interests.

At a recent campaign stop in South Royalton, Welch talked to seniors about health care, the federal budget and gridlock in Congress.

He said it’s clear what needs to be done about the debt: everything must be on the table.

Welch is among a group of one hundred House members calling for a $4 trillion deficit reduction from a combination of revenues, defense and domestic cuts.

He says it’s a problem that the Congress is looking at everything like it’s an ideological battle to be won, rather than a practical issue to be solved.

Welch is being challenged by Republican Mark Donka, a Woodstock police officer and newcomer to politics.

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