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March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Senators Call on Egyptian Government to Swiftly Release Unjustly Imprisoned Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - Reaffirm the Strategic Importance of the U.S.-Mexico Partnership Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 Schatz, Booker, Warren, Markey, Murray, Sanders, Leahy, Merkley, Hirono Introduce Legislation To Block Establishment Of Federal Religious Registry Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Grijalva, Sanders Condemn Continued Use of For-Profit Prisons & Detention Centers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2016 Sanders: Republicans Are Threatening American Democracy Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Nov. 21, 2016 Thanksgiving: A Time For Reflection And Renewed Commitment Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 18, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Reports Of Senator Jeff Sessions' Nomination To Be The Attorney General Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 17, 2016 Bannon Appointment Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Hon. Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Dept. of Justice - Protect Americans' Right to Vote Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Recent Events in Ethiopia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Recent Developments in the Philippines and Indonesia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Imprisonment of Aya Hijazi Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 EB-5 Regional Center Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Commitee - Employment Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Black Lives Matter Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Recent Developments in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Another Environmental Activist Assassinated in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Leahy & Senate Dems Introduce Bill To Increase Voter Participation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Introduction of the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 12, 2016 Opening Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy - Judiciary Committee Hearing On The Freedom Of Information Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 12, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary: FOIA at Fifty: Has the Sunshine Law's Promise Been Fulfilled? - Leahy Opening Statement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on "Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On McCain Amendment 4787 to the CJS Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 The Political Revolution Continues Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 16, 2016 Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Leahy Reax On Court Decision TODAY Upholding FCC's Open Internet Rules, On Net Neutrality Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 13, 2016 House Passage of S. the Foia Improvement Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Leahy, Grassley Work Protect Innocent Americans from Abusive Asset Forfeiture Practices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Technology Companies & Privacy Advocates Urge Senate Judiciary Committee To Support Digital Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Senate Passes Shaheen-Blumenthal-Leahy Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "Oversight and Reauthorization of the FISA Amendment Act: The Balance Between National Security, Privacy and Civil Liberties" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Sanders Statement on Vermont's New Automatic Voter Registration Law Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On? Sen. Bernard Sanders Springfield, OR
April 27, 2016 Sen. Burr Introduces Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) On House Passage of the Bipartisan Email Privacy Act April 27, 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 26, 2016 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Federal District Court Decision Upholding North Carolina's Restrictive Voting Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Candice Miller, Chairman, Committee on House Administration, The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Judiciary on Committee - Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Distortion of EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas: Time to End the Abuse" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 12, 2016 Letter to Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association - Anti-LGBTQ measure Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 8, 2016 Sanders to Visit Vatican City Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Accountability Within the Nigerian Military Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act Of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Jane Sanders Visits Tent City to See Horrific Conditions Firsthand Arpaio Crashes Visit, Refuses to Answer on Abuses Sen. Bernard Sanders Phoenix, AZ
March 8, 2016 Sanders Sues in Ohio to Protect Young and Minority Voters Sen. Bernard Sanders Detroit, MI
March 7, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2016 Sanders Stresses Economy, Voting Rights, Courts in Conference with Civil Rights Leaders Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Sanders, Grijalva Demand Accountability for Priority Enforcement Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 The Washington Post - Transcript: The Democratic Debate in Milwaukee, Annotated Sen. Bernard Sanders Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 11, 2016 Remarks of Senator Patrick Leahy United States Institute of Peace "Workshop on Leveraging U.S. Security Assistance to Prevent and Redress Human Rights Violations" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 10, 2016 Sanders Supports Strengthened Sanctions on North Korea Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Executive Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 CNN Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall: RUSH TRANSCRIPT Sen. Bernard Sanders Des Moines, IO
Jan. 20, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), on Consideration of the "American SAFE Act" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 18, 2016 Sanders Marks King Holiday on Civil Rights Tour in South, Addresses 7,000 at Birmingham Rally Sen. Bernard Sanders Birmingham, AL
Dec. 23, 2015 Sanders Discusses Criminal Justice Reform in Chicago Sen. Bernard Sanders Chicago, IL
Dec. 22, 2015 Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case Sen. Bernard Sanders Sioux City, IA
Dec. 19, 2015 Third Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Goffstown, NH
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The One Year Anniversary of the Release of Alan Gross Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington D.C.
Dec. 17, 2015 Rejecting Hateful Rhetoric Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Sanders Joins Faith Leaders at Mosque, Denounces Islamophobia Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington D.C.
Dec. 10, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee Adopts Leahy Amendment Confirming that the U.S. "Must Not Bar Individuals…Based on Their Religion" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Opening Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy -- SJC Oversight Hearing with FBI Director Comey Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Sanders Ramps Up Radio Push in South Carolina Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Conference Report to the Every Student Succeeds Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 8, 2015 Sanders Meets Faith, Civic Leaders in Baltimore Sen. Bernard Sanders Baltimore, MD
Dec. 7, 2015 Leahy Statement on America's History of Religious Tolerance and Respect for Personal Freedoms Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 7, 2015 Sanders Statement on Trump Proposal to Bar All Muslims from U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Supporting the Coffee Farmers in The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 Sanders Statement on Montgomery Bus Boycott Anniversary Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 Recognizing Past Crimes Against Humanity in Indonesia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy on Recognizing Past Crimes Against Humanity in Indonesia Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 24, 2015 Sanders Introduces "Families First' Immigration Plan Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Nov. 20, 2015 Our Enemy Is ISIS, Not Refugees Fleeing ISIS Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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