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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. 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 26, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Black Lives Matter Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 15, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate 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 13, 2016 Carper, Leahy and Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Prepare for & Respond to Active Shooter Events Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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 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 6, 2016 Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 30, 2016 Opening Statement Of Senator Leahy At Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearing With DHS Secretary Johnson Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 29, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy Hearing On "Protecting Older Americans from Financial Exploitation" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 29, 2016 Hearing on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary- "Protecti ng Older Americans from Financial Exploitation," Remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary- One Year After Enactment: Implementation of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, Remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy before Judiciary Subcommittee on "Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 22, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On McCain Amendment 4787 to the CJS Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Leahy Urges Senators To Support Amendment That Gives Law Enforcement Meaningful Resources To Prevent Terrorism Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Reaction of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Ranking Member, Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee On The State Department And Foreign Operations) To Global Witness Report On Attacks Against Environmental Activists Worldwide Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 20, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 One Week After Mass Shooting In Orlando, Leahy Urges Senators To Support Common Sense Legislation To Make Our Communities Safer Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Senate Passes Leahy-Authored Bill To Improve Criminal Justice System Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Mass Shooting in Orlando Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Leahy, During Senate Dem Filibuster To Force Debate On Gun Safety, After Orlando: Senate Must Pass Commonsense Steps To Support Law Enforcement & Protect Americans In Their Communities Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Investigation into Potential Illegal Activity Leading to Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 12, 2016 Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Tragedy In Orlando, Florida Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. - Sanders, Whitehouse, Warren, Merkley Slam GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Senate Passes Shaheen-Blumenthal-Leahy Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Police Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Judiciary Committee Approves Leahy-Authored Bills To Improve Criminal Justice System, Support Police In Active Shooter Situations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Welch Proposes Criminal Penalties for Automakers That Deceive Customers and Regulators Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform: New Approaches for Vermont and the Nation Sen. Patrick Leahy Burlington. VT
April 28, 2016 Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expands Bipartisan Support Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Leahy Urges Senate Republicans To Pass Bipartisan Criminal Justice Legislation This Year Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Sen. Burr Introduces Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "Counterfeits and Their Impact on Consumer Health and Safety" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the 21st Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Goldman Sachs Should Be Held Accountable for its Actions Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 CNN - Full transcript: CNN Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
April 14, 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault Introduced by Shaheen, Blumenthal & Leahy Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 4, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee On Senate Passage of S.1890, The Defend Trade Secrets Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Cochran, Blunt, Mikulski, and Murray - Call for New Resources to Combat Sexual Assaults on College Campuses Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Directing Senate Legal Counsel to Bring A Civil Action Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Accountability Within the Nigerian Military Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking and Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Introduction of the Justice For All Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 24, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Plan to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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. 11, 2016 Leahy & Collins Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Illegal Straw Purchasing and Firearms Trafficking Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Sanders, Grijalva Demand Accountability for Immigration Enforcement Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Disappearance of 43 Students in Mexico Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Texas Sen. Bernard Sanders Des Moines, IA
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Charleston, SC
Jan. 5, 2016 Sanders: Wall Street Will Play by the Rules if I'm President Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
Dec. 22, 2015 Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case Sen. Bernard Sanders Sioux City, IA
Dec. 17, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Need to Combat Straw Purchasing & Illegal Gun Trafficking Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 Opening Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy -- SJC Oversight Hearing with FBI Director Comey Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 4, 2015 Sanders Statement on Chicago Police Department Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2015 Sanders Statement on Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2015 Sanders Statement on Laquan McDonald Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison "Release' Cards Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2015 Sanders Statement on Criminal Justice Reform Sen. Bernard Sanders Manchester, NH
Oct. 22, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Leahy: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Historic Bipartisan Legislation To Reform Criminal Justice System Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2015 Leahy: Senate Must Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Not Partisan Legislation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2015 CNN Democratic Party Presidential Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 9, 2015 Joined By Vermont Victims' Advocates, Leahy Announces $8.7 Million For State's Crime Victims And Victims Of Domestic And Sexual Assault Sen. Patrick Leahy Burlington, VT
Oct. 8, 2015 Justice for War Crimes in Sri Lanka Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Leahy: More Than $3 Million Headed To Vermont To Boost Law Enforcement And Criminal Justice Programs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Introduction of Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Legislation in the House Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Sanders "Appalled' by Mass-Shootings Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Leahy Backs Bipartisan Legislation To Address The Nation's Exploding Prison Population This Year Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Leahy-Authored Program Grants $1.4 Million To Fight Heroin in Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Ranking Member, Senate State Department And Foreign Operations Subcommittee And Author Of The "Leahy Law') On News Reports On The Sexual Abuse Of Afghan Boys By Members Of Afghan Security Forces Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 19, 2015 Remarks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention Sen. Bernard Sanders Manchester, NH
Sept. 18, 2015 Washington Times - Senator Patrick Leahy & Cardinal McCarrick Today, On Eve Of Pope's Visit, Underscore The Pope's Call For Justice Reform Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 17, 2015 Sanders, House Leaders Introduce Bill to Ban Private Prisons Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Sanders: Our Criminal Justice System is Broken, Ending Private Prisons is a Good First Step Forward Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 28, 2015 Remarks at the Democratic National Committee Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Aug. 22, 2015 Sanders in North Charleston Caps South Carolina Tour Sen. Bernard Sanders North Charleston, SC
Aug. 21, 2015 Big Crowds Turn Out for Sanders in South Carolina Sen. Bernard Sanders Columbia, SC
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