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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
Aug. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - End Local Nuisance Ordinances That Endanger Domestic Violence Survivors Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - End Local Nuisance Ordinances That Endanger Domestic Violence Survivors Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on NASA Study Confirming Fossil Fuels as Source of Largest Methane Buildup Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on Aetna's Decision to Withdraw from Health Insurance Exchanges Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on Push to Pass Pacific Trade Pact Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services; the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services; the Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services and the Honorable Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Armed Services - Support the Afghan Special Immigration Visa Program Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prioritize Human Rights and Justice Reform In Bilateral Talks With Mexico Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2016 Sanders Condemns Efforts to Remove Brazil's Democratically Elected President Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 5, 2016 Letter to Democratic Colleagues in the US House of Representatives - Pro-Consumer Democrats Urge FCC to Reform Business Data Services Market Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin Announce $1.2 M. In U.S. Aid To VT's N. Border Communities Sen. Patrick Leahy St. Johnsbury, VT
Aug. 5, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin Announce $1.2 M. In U.S. Aid To VT's N. Border Communities Sen. Bernard Sanders St. Johnsbury, VT
Aug. 5, 2016 Letter to Steve Penny, President and CEO of USA Gymnastics - Senators Request USA Gymnastics Ensure Proper Handling of Sex Abuse Claims Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin Announce $1.2 M. In U.S. Aid To VT's N. Border Communities Rep. Peter Welch St. Johnsbury, VT
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Waters, Conyers, Johnson Lead Over 60 House Democrats in Letter Supporting CFPB Arbitration Proposal Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Welch Initiatives Included in Legislation Signed into Law by President Obama Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 30, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On President Obama Signing The Bill To Implement The "Deal' To Nullify Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Press USDA For Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice; James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation- Grassley, Leahy Press Federal Investigators on Breach of Democratic National Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Black Lives Matter Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Sen. Bernard Sanders Newark, NJ
July 25, 2016 Speech by Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention Sen. Bernard Sanders Philadelphia, PA
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief Rep. Peter Welch Newark, NJ
July 24, 2016 Sanders Statement on DNC Chair Resignation Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
July 23, 2016 Two Bills Championed By Leahy Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nuclear Weapons Policy: Restrain and Reduce Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Republicans' Unprecedented Obstruction Makes Chief Judge Merrick Garland Longest Pending Supreme Court Nominee in U.S. History Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children Sen. Patrick Leahy Newark, NJ
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children Sen. Bernard Sanders Newark, NJ
July 18, 2016 Welch Announces Legislation to Make Summer Meals More Available to Kids in Need Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Democratic Senators Urge Federal Regulators to Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 15, 2016 Sanders Praises Senate Action to Modernize Programs That Help Low-Income Renters Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
July 15, 2016 Senate Passes, Obama To Sign Key Housing Reforms Backed By Leahy Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Murray, Wyden, Leahy, Shaheen Continue Work on Opioid Epidemic, Introduce Legislation to Fund Needed Treatment & Recovery Efforts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Gun Violence Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Executive Business Meeting Leahy Statement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Boozman-Leahy Resolution Recognizes 75th Anniversary of the American Tree Farm System 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 14, 2016 Senate Republicans Leave Town, Refusing to Act on Judicial Backlog And Hurting Courts Across America Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Leahy & Senate Dems Introduce Bill To Increase Voter Participation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Leahy-Authored Legislation To Preserve Historic Film & Sound Recordings To Be Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Leahy And Lofgren Lead Bicameral Introduction Of Refugee Protection Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Recent Developments in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Anniversary and Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Another Environmental Activist Assassinated in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Welch Votes Against House Bill that Guts Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Lawmakers Criticize Industry-Sponsored GMO Bill Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Lofgren and Leahy Lead Bicameral Introduction Of Refugee Protection Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Carper, Leahy and Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Prepare for & Respond to Active Shooter Events Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to House Amendment to S. National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of Providing for Consideration of S. Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act; and Waiving A Requirement of Clause 6(A) of Rule Xiii with Respect to Consideration of Certain Resolutions Reported From the Committee on Rules Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Sanders Statement on Opioid Legislation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Wednesday Night Passes Bill Cosponsored By Leahy To Target Opioid And Heroin Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Recent Developments in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Cloture Vote of S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 12, 2016 House Passes Leahy-Backed Bill To Support Active Shooter Training For Officers, Which Now Goes To White House For Signature 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 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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
July 12, 2016 National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Assassinations of Environmental Activists Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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