Peter Welch

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Democratic Vermont

U.S. House (Vermont At-Large)


Family: Wife: Margaret Cheney; 5 Children, 3 Stepchildren

Born: 05/02/1947 Springfield, MA

Home: Hartland, Vermont

Religion: Catholic

Education: JD, Public Interest Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1973 AB, Holy Cross College, 1969

Profession: Lawyer Public Defender Founding Partner, Welch, Graham and Manby

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2007-present President Pro Tempore, Vermont State Senate, 1985-1988, 2003-2006 Senator, Vermont State Senate, 1981-1988, 2001-2006

Congressional Membership: Brain Injury Task Force Congressional Arts Caucus Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus Congressional Progressive Caucus Fire Services Caucus Historic Preservation Caucus House Hunger Caucus House Nursing Caucus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus New England Congressional Caucus Northeast Agriculture Caucus Northern Border Caucus Peak Oil Caucus Rural Health Care Coalition Rural Working Group



Oversight and Government Reform

Subcommittee on Domestic Policy

Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations

Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs