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Date Title Officials Location
July 14, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Executive Business Meeting Leahy Statement 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 Opening Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy - Judiciary Committee Hearing On The Freedom Of Information Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 7, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Menendez, Booker, Merkley, Sanders: 3.5M American Citizens in Puerto Rico Must Have Voice on Oversight Board Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Comment On DOJ Announcement Regarding State Department Email Investigation Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 5, 2016 Comment On The FBI's Independent Review of Secretary Clinton's Use of Email Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 30, 2016 Cornyn, Leahy Bill Strengthening FOIA Signed by President Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Presidential Signing of S. 337, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 28, 2016 Final SEC Rule Implements Leahy-Authored Oil/Mining Transparency Reforms In Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 3, 2016 Sanders Responds to Report Finding Puerto Rico Would Be Forced to Fund Control Board Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Sanders Schools Trump on Climate Change in California Sen. Bernard Sanders Modesto, CA
May 31, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Sanders on Hillary Clinton And National Security Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
May 26, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Protect Pollinators & Further Examine Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Whitehouse, Sanders, Warren, Merkley Question GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senate Democrats - We Must Stop Treating Puerto Rico Like a Colony Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sanders Statement in Opposition to Legislation to Establish A Control Board in Puerto Rico Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 RFS Mandate is Unsustainable Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors- Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors- Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors- Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee Advances FBI Whistleblower Protection Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic Debate, Annotated Sen. Bernard Sanders Miami, FL
March 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charles McCollough III, Office of the Inspector General, and The Hon. Steve A. Linick, Office of the Inspector General - Raising Concerns About Clinton Investigation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Bipartisan, Bicameral Lawmakers Say Open CRS Reports Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General - Call to Investigate Shell Oil Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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. 3, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee Hearing on "The Need for Transparency in the Asbestos Trusts" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 14, 2016 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Transferring Detainees from the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids Rep. Peter Welch Washington, D.C.
Jan. 7, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Systemic Problems with FOIA Compliance at the State Department Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 17, 2015 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2015 Four Years After Irene, Renewal In Waterbury Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Dec. 11, 2015 Four Years After Irene, Renewal In Waterbury Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Dec. 11, 2015 Four Years After Irene, Renewal In Waterbury Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 FDA, Do Your Job, But Get It Right Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Dec. 8, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Conference Report to the Every Student Succeeds Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 7, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, on Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2015 Press Release: Lawmakers: Congress Must Act on Ethanol Mandate Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Leahy Continues Leading Role in Bipartisan Push to Reauthorize And Fund the Nation's Premier Conservation Fund Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, on Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 13, 2015 NYT Editorial: Senate Republicans Are Undermining The Justice System Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 Sens. Franken, Leahy Urge President Obama to Take Action Against Forced Arbitration Clauses That Strip Away Americans' Rights Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, on Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 10, 2015 Leahy: Senate Republicans Should Confirm All Consensus Judicial Nominees Before End of Year Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Leahy Joins Effort To Block Expansion Of Unwanted Robocalls Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Leahy, Franken Press Arbitration Agencies For Answers Following NYT Report Highlighting Harmful Impact Of Forced Arbitration On Consumers Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee on the Need to Pass the Arbitration Fairness Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 30, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 30, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on the Need to Close the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of Securities and Exchange Commission - ExxonMobil Climate Science Investigation Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Leahy & Grassley Press Treasury, IRS on the Use of Cell Phone Tracking Technology Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Geolocation Memos Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Raising the Debt Ceiling Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2015 Bipartisan Group Of Legislators Applaud EPA For Looking Into Flawed RFS Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on Opportunity Denied: How Overregulation Harms Minorities Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Democrats Object to House GOP's Planned Parenthood Investigation Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Oct. 1, 2015 Welch Responds to McCarthy/Chaffetz Comments on Benghazi, Planned Parenthood Investigations Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2015 Sanders Statement on Shutdown Threat Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 Sanders Statement on Sequestration Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Democrats Push to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of a Shutdown Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Mikulski, Cardin, Senate Colleagues Push to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of Shutdown Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Cardin Pushes to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of a Shutdown Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 26, 2015 Letter to Megan Brennan, Postmaster General - Overnight Delivery Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 14, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sally Quillian Yates, Deputy Attorney General and The Honorable Michael Horowitz, Inspector General - IG Access Issue Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2015 Sanders Statement on Job Losses Caused by Sequestration Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 6, 2015 Sanders Marks Voting Rights Act Anniversary, Introduces Legislation to Increase Voter Turnout Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Senate Passes Protections for Whistleblowers of Antitrust Crimes Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 8, 2015 Letter to Jacob Lew, Treasury Secretary - IRS Operations Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 29, 2015 Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Independent Redistricting Commissions Sen. Bernard Sanders Burligton, VT
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 10, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Examining the Federal Regulatory System to Improve Accountability, Transparency and Integrity Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Aashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Making the Department of Defense Fully Auditable Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 15, 2015 House Oversight Committee Expresses No Confidence In DEA Administrator Leonhart Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 1, 2015 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the US Government Accountability Office - Federal Voting Assistance Program Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Chemical Safety Board Chairman and Top Staff Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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