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Sanders said he believed the international community should uphold the prohibitions on the use of chemical weapons, but said it was unclear how Trump's strikes on Syria would achieve that goal. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt,. also said it is up to Congress to declare war. Leahy issued this statement Saturday ...
In written statements issued following Friday's air strikes, Vermont's congressional delegates said that Assad's use of chemical weapons merited a response from the international community. "But it is Congress' responsibility to declare war," Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said. "Threatening the use of military ...

The full Senate is set to vote later Tuesday. “This is a remarkable opportunity,'' Shelby said in a statement. "I look forward to working with Vice Chairman (Patrick) Leahy and the entire committee as we continue the practice of writing and approving bills that responsibly allocate funding for the activities and ...
Editor's note: This is Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy's address on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. Yesterday, Vermont set an example for the Congress. A Democratically controlled Legislature and a Republican governor, in a rural state with a strong gun-owning tradition and few gun laws, worked together ...
If one senator seemed familiar during Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Tuesday afternoon, it's because he previously questioned Superman himself on Capitol Hill. Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat who represents the state of Vermont alongside independent Bernie Sanders, serves on the Senate ...
Patrick Leahy (D), Vermont: An aide to Senator Leahy, who did not want their name used, sent us the following statement: “Senator Leahy is concerned about the use of live ammunition against protestors wherever it occurs. He is currently part of a Senate delegation for visits overseas with NATO officials ...

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan (L) shakes hands with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (R), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, while Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) looks on, after she arrived for the first day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill ...
That these and many more riders were deleted from the bill is a tribute to Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, and Senate allies like Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Thomas Carper of Delaware, all willing to annoy some powerful interests along the way.
Sen. Patrick Leahy says a decision by Facebook to allow a political consulting firm to obtain profiles of more than 50 million consumers during the 2016 presidential election ... Leahy is the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee — a place he says he wants to see Zuckerberg in the near future.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., speaks on Monday, March 19, 2018, about the "mounting threats to the independence of the Department of Justice and to the ... Over the weekend, Leahy revealed that in January he asked Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, I-Iowa, for an oversight hearing ...
It is with this mindset that I arrived to the United States Senate in 1974, right when the Freedom of Information Act was making major headlines. Responding to a constitutional crisis provoked by secrecy and misdeeds within the Nixon administration, Congress overwhelmingly passed a series of sweeping ...
As students in Vermont and across the nation stepped out of classrooms Wednesday morning to demand action on gun violence Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy stood on the Senate floor to echo their demands. Democrat Patrick Leahy praised the National School Walkout and called on his fellow ...
I assumed we would serve out our time together here," said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the Appropriations panel. "We've never once had a partisan word between us. And he has always, always, always kept his word -- and I wish to heck some other senators around here would ...
In an interview last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he was impressed by the tide of calls from teenagers to address gun control. ... When Leahy headed the Senate Judiciary Committee, he oversaw an effort to reform gun laws in the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting. The package ultimately ...
Republicans suddenly find themselves defending two seats in Mississippi this year as they try to maintain their slim majority in the U.S. Senate. Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is already ... serve out our time together here," said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the Appropriations panel.
Cochran is also chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, meaning that his departure will add yet another name to the already long list of retiring GOP committee chairmen, including Hatch, House Judiciary Committee ... Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the Appropriations panel.
Sen. Patrick Leahy's chief of staff, John Tracy, addresses F-35 protesters in December 2012. From video by Michele Palardy/Stop the F-35 ... Later in the interview, when presented with information suggesting he and his staff had pushed for the basing, the senator said he “probably” worked to get the fighter ...

Sen. Orrin Hatch moved into the #7 slot on the list of people who have served the longest in the U.S. Senate on Monday. Bloomberg political reporter Greg ... When Hatch retires, he will be behind Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy (who is still serving), Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, South Carolina ...
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley used a White House meeting last week to explain to President Donald Trump the panel's role in .... In 2013, then-Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., held three hearings and four days of markups on a bipartisan immigration bill that ultimately passed the Senate ...
Patrick Leahy From left: Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. File photo courtesy of U.S. Senate Photo Studio. WASHINGTON — Vermont's senior senator joined other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in calling ...
Lawmakers are watching him to see if he'll enforce Senate timing protocols that would drag the vote beyond the shutdown deadline. ... Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, when the chamber will vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell smiled and said, "Whenever Senator Paul decides we can.".
The next step was Senate passage, which was assured. But it was possible some Republican senators critical of the bill's spending could delay its approval until after midnight Friday night. If that occurred, that would prompt the year's third federal shutdown, an event that was sure to be brief but would still embarrass a GOP ...
(CNN) Early Friday morning, the Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending package that will increase funding for the military and domestic spending and will ... Patrick Leahy asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when the Senate would vote -- he smiled and said in front of reporters, "whenever Sen.
A $1.3 trillion spending bill cleared the Senate early Friday, avoiding a government shutdown. Noel King talks ... Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who voted in favor of the bill. ... And he kept the Senate in suspense all day about whether he was going to force the government to shut down, even if only briefly.
While the recent Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal is the main focus for American lawmakers questioning Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg today, the company's record beyond the U.S. raises even more alarms. During the hearing, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy brought up the company's role in the ...
Sen. Patrick Leahy questions Mark Zuckerberg as he testifies before a joint Senate hearing on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2018 in Washington. Alex Wong / Getty ... He was contrite, and he neither agreed to nor objected to most of the senators' suggestions, pet bills and light condemnations. As many senators ...
A new bill in the US Senate could see the most severe sanctions imposed on Cambodia in decades. The Cambodia Accountability and ... The bipartisan bill was introduced by Sen. Linsey Graham, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Sen. Ben Cardin on February 8. “The CARI Act is ...
The first Navy ship Burlington (PF-51) was named for Burlington, Iowa, and served during World War II. The principal speaker at Saturday's event in Mobile was U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy, Senator Leahy's wife of 55 years, served as the ship's sponsor. In a time-honored ...
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is leading a congressional delegation to Cuba during the congressional recess. Written by The Associated Press. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is leading a congressional delegation to Cuba during the congressional recess. The bicameral delegation is meeting ...
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt, will head the bicameral congressional delegation to Cuba next week during the congressional recess. A release from the senator's office said that for two decades Leahy has been involved in efforts to replace the “failed 50-year-old U.S. Cuba policy of isolation” with a new ...
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Michael Bennett and 16 colleagues in a letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), urging them to respect states' laws regarding the regulation of marijuana when ...
By a vote of 16-5, and amid protests from some senators that the bill would likely face hurdles too high to pass, the Senate Judiciary Committee ... Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Sessions' opposition "can't be excuse for inaction," and GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that of ...
Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) urged Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to include provisions that require the federal government respect states' laws regarding the regulation of marijuana when finalizing ...
Last week, the Senate confirmed 8th Circuit Judge David Stras, the first nominee seated since Grassley loosened the blue slip rule. (Former ... Patrick Leahy of Vermont, had an absolute policy that he would not move forward on a nomination without the consent of both home-state senators. “If you're going ...
According to the office of lead sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Congressional Budget Office scores the provision as a $3.8 billion savings over 10 years, because it would increase generic drug production and lower government costs through Medicare and Medicaid. That money could have paid for ...
Patrick Leahy From left: Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. File photo courtesy of U.S. Senate Photo Studio. WASHINGTON — Vermont's senior senator joined other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in calling ...
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation issued statements in response to the release of the GOP Nunes memo. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. For years I have been leading calls in the Senate to protect our civil liberties and reform our surveillance authorities under FISA. The President and House ...
This tradition is designed to encourage outstanding nominees and consensus between the White House and home-state senators. Over the years, Judiciary Committee chairs of both parties have upheld a blue-slip process, including Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, my immediate predecessor in chairing the ...
Sen. Patrick Leahy was one of a minority of Senate Democrats to vote against the deal to reopen the government. He joined Vermont Edition to tell us why. We're joined from Washington by Sen. Leahy, Vermont's senior senator and a member of the Democratic Party. Broadcast live on Tuesday, Jan.
Sen. John Boozman, Republican: YES. Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican: YES. Arizona. Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican: YES. Sen. John McCain, Republican: Did not vote. California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat: NO. Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat: NO. Colorado. Sen. Michael Bennet, Democrat: YES. Sen.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, the leading Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, says the onus to pass a responsible budget bill rests solely on the Republicans because they control both houses of Congress. "They could keep the government open or they can shut it down,” says Leahy. “They're the ...
I've enjoyed and learned much from working with Senator Bob Dole, with Majority Leader Bob Dole, and with Republican Leader Bob Dole, beginning when I was a young member of the Senate. And as time went on, also as a not-so-young member of the Senate. Beyond the impressive fact that Bob Dole is ...
Patrick Leahy Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has an aide display a headline about President Donald Trump's reported comments while the senator questions Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger WASHINGTON — A Trump administration official ...
In a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, seven senators led by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) are asking whether the Justice Department has examined if Chinese state-controlled media outlets fall under the reporting requirements of the Foreign Agents ...
Editor's note: This commentary is by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who is the vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Once again Congress finds itself lurching toward another manufactured made-in-Washington crisis. We are four months into a new fiscal year, and our government is still ...
19, 2015 file photo, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont leaves after giving a press conference near the capitol building in Havana, Cuba. ... The visit by six Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives comes as the State Department decides whether to send its personnel back to ...
Sen. Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, called the budget and infrastructure plan "divorced from reality." ... Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, argued Trump's budget outline cuts funding in domestic programs that Americans ...
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., greets President Barack Obama after his 2013 State of the Union address. (Charles Dharapak, Pool via AP file photo) ... Sen. Patrick J. Leahy has sat through a lot of State of the Unions. ... The senator is an avid photographer, and he often pulls out his camera at important events.
Senate Republicans are rushing to pass their tax plan this week after it was voted out of the Senate Finance Committee along party lines.
... Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, and Gov. ... Nolan was nominated by President Donald Trump and approved by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 9.


 

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