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Date Title Officials Location
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
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker - Regarding European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2016 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 21st Century Cures Bill Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Grassley Continues Push to Combat Rising Drug Prices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 House Approves New Funding for States Battling Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Call for Funding to Combat Drug Epidemic Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States and the Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Request to Investigate Cost of Diabetes Products Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General and the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, DEA - Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Leahy Presses Administration to Take On Opioid Distributors Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Recent Developments in the Philippines and Indonesia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed-- Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Leahy Unveils Legislation To Authorize Critical Anti-Heroin Task Force Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Days After Welch and Duckworth's Request, Oversight Committee Calls Hearing on Prescription Drug Pricing Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont 1 Of 21 States Selected For U.S. Opioid Abuse Prevention Grants Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Account for Any Alternatives to the EpiPen Amid Product Cost Increase Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 23, 2016 Two Bills Championed By Leahy Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy 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 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 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 13, 2016 Sanders Statement on Opioid Legislation Sen. Bernard Sanders 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 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued Sen. Patrick Leahy 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 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 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 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
July 6, 2016 As Senate-House Negotiators Meet On Opioid/Heroin Bill, Leahy Urges Support For Rural Communities & For Fully Funding The Bill (CARA Act) Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "The CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Leahy Named A Top Negotiator On CARA Act To Address Opioid Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Deadly Synthetic Drugs: The Need to Stay Ahead of the Poison Peddlers" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy Conference on S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 31, 2016 Sanders, Nurses, Doctors Call for Medicare-for-All, Senator Backs California Ballot Initiative on Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Bernard Sanders Emeryville, CA
May 25, 2016 Sanders Backs California Ballot Initiative to Rein in Drug Prices at Meeting with HIV/AIDS Advocates Sen. Bernard Sanders San Bernardino, CA
May 15, 2016 Vermont Press Bureau - Welch Targets Opioid Scourge Rep. Peter Welch Montpelier, VT
May 13, 2016 House Passes Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic, Welch's Bipartisan Initiatives Included Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 WPTZ - Rep. Peter Welch Supports Bills to Fight Opiate Crisis Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Burlington Free Press - "Welch Pushes for Opiate Funding" Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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. Patrick Leahy 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. 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 14, 2016 Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking and Opioid Addiction 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 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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
March 7, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Leahy: Senate Must Direct More Resources to Combat Opioid & Heroin Addiction 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. 11, 2016 Leahy & Collins Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Illegal Straw Purchasing and Firearms Trafficking 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. 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. 4, 2016 Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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 Leahy Backs Legislation To Protect Vermont Businesses From Trade Secret Theft Sen. Patrick Leahy 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. 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. 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. 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
Dec. 18, 2015 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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 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. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Patrick Leahy 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. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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