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Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was among the first to indicate the comments, if confirmed, could be the basis for serious legal trouble for the president.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today introduced the Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act of 2017. The bill, which is cosponsored by 53 of ...
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said that the AHCA would "make it more hard for families and individuals needing maternity, opioid addiction treatment and mental health care to afford the medical ...
Others on the committee, like Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, found plenty to object to in Trump's immigration enforcement budget.
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, joined Tueday (May 23) with civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and U.S.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, in a May 18 letter with Sen. Patrick Leahy, warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if it failed to punish the bodyguards.
A majority of lawmakers in the Senate are backing a bill that would ease travel restrictions with Cuba, even as President Trump weighs reversing an opening ...
While efforts to ease the decades-old U.S. embargo against Cuba have been gathering strength and 55 votes would be a majority in the 100-member Senate, that number falls short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation. There was no indication the ...
It breaks every promise the President has made about what he would do in repealing and replacing the ACA. It is a massive tax cut for the rich, disguised as a health plan.
Asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, if he'd been in contact with anyone connected to the Russian government about the 2016 election, Sessions said no.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is the Senate co-sponsor. The measure is supported by homeowners, the Central High Neighborhood Association and Preserve Arkansas, Cotton said.
Both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Bernie Sanders serve in budget leadership roles in the new Congress, and they hope to influence the outcome of the budget debate in these positions.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will no longer testify before Congress this week on funding for the Justice Department, aides said Monday - hearings that would likely have been overtaken by questions about the federal probe into potential collusion ...
Sessions is now expected to give his Senate testimony on June 13. If Sessions attended this week's hearings, he would likely face lawmakers who could raise questions about the ongoing Russia probe and Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey ...
U.S. lawmakers of both political parties have told VOA they are not surprised by media reports that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will refuse to hand over documents pertaining to a Senate investigation of ...
Sen. Patrick Leahy goes back to requiring two blue slips. This seems like normal politicking, but.... 2009: A Democrat becomes president.
GOP senators are talking about changing an obscure Senate tradition to make it more difficult for Democrats to block certain judges from advancing to a confirmation hearing.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said that "no better person" could have been named. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin tweeted, "I have the highest regard for his integrity and intelligence.
United States - JUNE 06: OVERSIGHT HEARING ON COUNTERTERRORISM--Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., FBI director Robert S. Mueller III, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, before the hearing.
Patrick Leahy and Rand Paul reintroduced legislation this week aimed at restructuring the criminal justice system by loosening the enforcement of mandatory minimum sentences, which have contributed to America's unprecedented incarceration rate.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, said Mueller has had a "distinguished career in law enforcement" and was a familiar figure because of Leahy's position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "He is widely respected in Congress, across the political spectrum.
WASHINGTON - Amid an historic global famine crisis, a bipartisan coalition of senators led by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Jay Tilton, spokesman for Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the senator had a long history of supporting NeighborWorks.
Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders - along with U.S. Rep. Peter Welch - have been calling for an independent Department of Justice investigation for days, their voices part of a ... The Wednesday evening letter from Rosenstein also heartened Leahy, who ...
Bluntly calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions' hard-line stance on criminal justice as "wrong," a "mistake" and "aggressive," Senators Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, have pledged to fight for ...
WASHINGTON - Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on Tuesday reintroduced the Justice Safety Valve Act, S. 1127, in the U.S.
In a letter to the Trump Organization's new leadership, including the president's adult sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, Sen. Patrick Leahy and 16 other Democrats also questioned whether their company remains "effectively a pass-through for income ...
Americans will know him as someone who can have a tough voice in the senate, Vermonters know Patrick Leahy as the "son of Montpelier.
Among those critics are Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy. Vermont's senators both signed on to a May 9 letter to FCC chairman Ajit Pai calling on him to preserve the net neutrality rules and citing a series of court decisions that led to the ...
"I have never seen something that has worried me as much in all those years in the Senate, and if we don't stand up together, Republicans and Democrats, future generations are going to say, 'Where were you?
Whitehouse, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Tom Carper, and Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and government Reform Elijah E. Cummings sent a letter to the Office of Government Ethics Director Walter ...
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Congressional candidate Dean Phillips says Democratic efforts to tie the incumbent to President Donald Trump didn't work last cycle.
An estimated 60 percent of farmworkers in the U.S. are undocumented. farmers nationwide are worried stricter immigration laws could harm the Ag economy.
"WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul condemned the Department of Justice's return to stricter enforcement of mandatory minimum sentences in his latest op-ed for CNN.
U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan has joined with three other Northeast senators in introducing legislation aimed at encouraging and expanding the number of employee-owned companies.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and a longtime Trump ally, started what appeared to be a Republican break with the Trump administration Monday evening, describing the reported security breach as the beginning ...
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) also fended off calls for impeachment, while Sen. Bernie ... The senator, who was first elected in 1974, concluded with this cheery observation: "We are closer to a constitutional crisis than any moment that I can remember ...
"Independence of our nation's highest law enforcement agencies are mounting. The country is being tested in unprecedented ways.
Democratic senators are digging in ahead of a looming showdown over President Trump's pick to lead the FBI. Trump could announce his nominee to head the embattled agency as soon as this week.
Meanwhile, Vermont's other senator, Democrat Patrick Leahy, filed his report on time. All U.S. senators are required to file annual reports with the U.S.
Senator Patrick Leahy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed concern on CNN Monday over whether or not Russia was still "influencing" the actions of the United States.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)(L) speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON - The deputy attorney general at the center of former FBI Director James Comey's firing made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, arriving as Senate Democrats were demanding a reckoning over his role in the ouster but leaving more ...
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is one of the Senators concerned that cutting into this program would hurt his constituents as he told USA Today, "I continue to have concerns that this bill does not do enough to protect Ohio's Medicaid expansion population, ...
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on commerce, Justice and science, was the other signatory on the letter.
Senator Patrick Leahy, the senior Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the senior Democrat on a panel overseeing the Justice Department, made the request in a letter.
As more details come to light about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, which reportedly came just days after he asked the Justice ...
Legislation advancing in Pennsylvania would clear legal hurdles for police departments to expand the use of body cameras, but it also gives departments discretion to refuse public requests for copies of audio or video recordings by officers, unless a ...


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