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Date Title Officials Location
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Senators Call for Price Hearings to Include Outside Witnesses Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Protect Women's Right to Choose Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President-Elect - Regarding Medicare and Medicaid 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. 1, 2016 House Approves New Funding for States Battling Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Sanders Statement on the 21st Century Cures Act Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call for Further Review into the Impact of Flame Retardant Chemicals on Human Health Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Leahy To Serve As Vice Chairman Of Senate Appropriations Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Harold Rogers - Prioritize Funding for National Institutes of Health Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Regarding Mylan's Engagement in Potential Anti-Competitive Practices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, CEO, Mylan - New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, CEO, Mylan - New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy Sen. Patrick Leahy 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
Oct. 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Address the Rising Prices of Prescription Drugs Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Samantha Power, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations - Clarify Position on Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Compliance with Title X Requirements to Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Compliance with Title X Requirements to Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Brown, Toomey, Murray, Sanders, and Casy's Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Beds, Staffing for Severely Disabled Veterans Signed into Law Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2016 VTDigger.org - Welch Seeks to Close Loophole in "Dysfunctional' Drug Market Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Sept. 28, 2016 Leahy Praises Administration's Rule, Issued Tonight, To End Forced Arbitration In Long-Term Care Facilities Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Welch Continues Push to Rein in Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage Sen. Patrick Leahy Big Sandy, MT
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Senators Push to Protect Women's Access to Contraceptive Coverage Sen. Bernard Sanders Big Sandy, MT
Sept. 20, 2016 Days After Duckworth's Request, House Oversight Committee Calls Hearing On EpiPen And Other Prescription Price Hikes Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Regarding the UN's Obligation to Aid in the Haitian Cholera Epidemic Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Senators Introduce Resolution Calling for Health Care Public Option Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process 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
Sept. 13, 2016 Sanders Statement on Census Bureau Report Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Schatz, Nelzon, Leahy, other Senators Press Speaker Ryan for vote on Zika funding Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Vote on Zika Funding Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Griffith and Welch Introduce the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Leahy, Sanders Join Other Senators In Raising Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price Hike And Expanded Patient Assistance Program 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
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 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. 2, 2016 Welch Initiatives Included in Legislation Signed into Law by President Obama Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 Speech by Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention Sen. Bernard Sanders Philadelphia, PA
July 23, 2016 Two Bills Championed By Leahy Signed Into Law 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 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 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 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 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 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued 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 13, 2016 Senate Wednesday Night Passes Bill Cosponsored By Leahy To Target Opioid And Heroin Abuse 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. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Sanders Statement on Opioid Legislation Sen. Bernard Sanders 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 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton Sen. Bernard Sanders Portsmouth, NH
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 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 5, 2016 Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016 Rep. Peter Welch 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 27, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Supreme Court, Emergency Funding for Zika, and Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on the CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition 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 21, 2016 At SJC Hearing On Rising Prescription Drug Prices, Leahy Calls For Congressional Action Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, 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 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 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Sanders Announces $1 Million to Expand Dental Care at Vermont Health Centers Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
June 14, 2016 Leahy Leads Bipartisan Intro Of Bill To Tackle Rising Rx Drug Prices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Economists Praise Sen. Lee's Drug Cost Reduction Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of Commerce - Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sen. Bernard Sanders 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 3, 2016 Welch Applauds Vermont's Groundbreaking Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency Law Rep. Peter Welch 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. 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 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Clarify Position on Compulsory Licensing for Generic Medicines in Colombia Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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 24, 2016 TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Telehealth Working Group Statement on Inclusion of Telehealth Provisions in MACRA QPP Proposal Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 21, 2016 VTDigger - EPA Top Administrator Heralds Brownfield Cleanup Grants Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Bipartisan Emergency Response Co-Authored By Leahy, For The Emerging Zika Crisis Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Sanders Supports Emergency Funding to Combat Zika Virus Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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