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Date Title Officials Location
April 27, 2016 Welch's Bipartisan Opioid Amendment Clears Committee Hurdle, Heads to House Floor for Vote Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) To The President's Announcement Of Additional Steps To Address The Opioid And Heroin Addiction Crisis Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking and Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 13, 2016 Full Rush Transcript Senator Bernie Sanders //CNN TV One Democratic Presidential Town Hall Sen. Bernard Sanders Columbus, Ohio
March 11, 2016 Sanders Announces $1.2 Million in Health Center Funds for Substance Abuse Treatment in Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
March 10, 2016 Senate Approves Leahy-Backed Comprehensive Legislation To Combat Opioid & Heroin Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Final Passage of S. 524, The Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 29, 2016 Leahy: Senate Must Direct More Resources to Combat Opioid & Heroin Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Executive Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Leahy & Collins Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Illegal Straw Purchasing and Firearms Trafficking Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Leahy-Backed Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid & Heroin Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Released Today Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 4, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Need For More Action To Combat Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 2, 2016 Leahy Responds to President's Proposal for More Than $1B to Combat Opioid Abuse and Heroin Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Executive Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Leahy Backs Legislation To Protect Vermont Businesses From Trade Secret Theft Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on "Attacking America's Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "Attacking America's Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 26, 2016 Sanders Places Hold on FDA Nominee Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Charleston, SC
Dec. 23, 2015 Following Sanders Investigation, Vermont Secures Discount on Life-Saving Drug Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Dec. 19, 2015 Third Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Goffstown, NH
Nov. 29, 2015 New Hampshire Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Sen. Bernard Sanders Manchester, NH
Nov. 14, 2015 Democratic Debate Transcript: Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley in Iowa Sen. Bernard Sanders Des Moines, IA
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On President Obama's Steps To Address Opiate and Heroin Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Leahy Announces $500,000 In Grants To Prevent Youth Substance Abuse In Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 29, 2015 Letter to Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, President of the United States Conference of Mayors, and Sallie Clark, President of the National Association of Counties - Naloxone Cost and Access Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Letter to John Kickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, Nancy Wyman, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, and Marty Jackley, Attorney General of South Dakota - Reduction in the Cost of Naloxone Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 6, 2015 Senator Leahy and Governor Shumlin Announce $12.4 M. Federal Grant for Statewide Expansion Of Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partnerships Sen. Patrick Leahy Montpelier, VT
June 26, 2015 Leahy Joins Legislation To Further Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 End of Aerial Drug Fumigation in Colombia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Leahy Joins Marshfield Resident Diana Levine And Other Patient Advocates In Urging FDA To Protect Consumers Of Generic Drugs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations: Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 2, 2015 Letter to Jack Zhang, CEO of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated - Price Increases for Drug that Police Use to Treat Overdoses Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2015 Executive Session Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2014 Leahy: Unprecedented New Focus On Heroin And Opioid Addiction In Budget Bill Awaiting Final Action Friday Or Saturday Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Sanders and Cummings Introduce Legislation to Require Drug Company Rebates for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Drugmakers Mum on Huge Price Hikes Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 US News - Price Spikes for Once-Cheap Generic Drugs Draw Scrutiny from Senate Lawmakers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2014 Congressional Panel to Probe Generic Drug Price Hikes Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2014 Leahy Announces More Than $2.4 Million In Support Of Law Enforcement, Substance Abuse Prevention Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 9, 2014 Sanders Investigating Drug Prices Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Erez Vigodman, President and CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Michael Raya, President and CEO of West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Jeffrey Watson, President of Apotex Corporation - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Brian Lortie, President at Endo International PLC - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Cummings and Sanders Investigate Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Jeffrey Aronin, Chairman and CEO of Marathon Pharmaceuticals - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Umang Vohra, Executive Vice President of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories LTD - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Dilip Shanghvi, Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Joseph Renner, CEO of Zydus Pharmaceuticals - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Jeffrey Glazer, President and CEO of Heritage Pharmaceuticals - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Carole Ben-Maimon, President of Global Pharmaceuticals - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Arthur Bedrosian, President and CEO of Lannett Company - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Paul Campanelli, CEO of Par Pharmaceutical Companies - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Brenton Saunders, CEO and President of Actavis PLC - Investigating Staggering Price Increases for Generic Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Reps. Blackburn, Marino, Chu, and Welch Applaud Senate Introduction of Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Combat Drug Addiction and Support Recovering Addicts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Grant Will Help Expand the Lund Center's Help to Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Conquering Substance Abuse Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Sept. 12, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Grant Will Help Expand the Lund Center's Help to Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Conquering Substance Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 12, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Grant Will Help Expand the Lund Center's Help to Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Conquering Substance Abuse Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
July 31, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 30, 2014 House Passes Welch Legislation to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse and Ensure Timely Patient Access Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
July 29, 2014 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The U.S. Sentencing Commission's Vote To Retroactively Apply Two-Level Reduction In Drug Quantity Table Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 16, 2014 Congressional Research Centennial Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On President Obama's 2014 National Drug Control Strategy Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 3, 2014 Approach to Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Oversight Of The Drug Enforcement Administration Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Oversight Of The Drug Enforcement Administration Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 The Surge In Opioid And Heroin Addiction Looms As A Key Topic As Leahy Sets Oversight Hearing With Drug Enforcement Chief Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 3, 2014 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Governor Shumlin's Initiative On Opioid Prescription Medicine Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 27, 2014 Leahy's First Report To The Senate On Rutland Field Hg. On Heroin & Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 26, 2014 Heroin and Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 17, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Community Solutions to Breaking the Cycle of Heroin and Opioid Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 13, 2014 VPR: FDA Approves Controversial New Painkiller Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
March 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Zohydro ER Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2014 Senator Leahy Praises Governor Shumlin's Plan To Address Opiate Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 8, 2013 Leahy Leads Coalition of Lawmakers in Welcoming the FDA's Release of Proposed Rules To Protect Consumers Using Generic Drugs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2013 Guest Column By Senator Patrick Leahy: Another Successful Vermont Drug Take Back Day Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 15, 2013 US News - Rand Paul and Patrick Leahy: Join Us to Do Away With Mandatory Minimums Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 31, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Nomination of B. Todd Jones Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 23, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Pay-for-Delay Deals: Limiting Competition and Costing Consumers" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 3, 2013 Leahy Welcomes News That The FDA Will Move Forward With Proposed Rulemaking To Protect Consumers Using Generic Drugs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
July 9, 2012 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy on the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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