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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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 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 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued Sen. Patrick Leahy 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 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 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
July 5, 2016 Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016 Rep. Peter Welch 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 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 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 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary- The CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition 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. 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 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 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 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 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 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 14, 2016 Leahy Leads Bipartisan Intro Of Bill To Tackle Rising Rx Drug Prices 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 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. Bernard Sanders 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
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 Senate Passes Bipartisan Emergency Response Co-Authored By Leahy, For The Emerging Zika Crisis Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Supplemental Funding to Combat the Zika Virus U.S. Senate Floor Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Sanders Supports Emergency Funding to Combat Zika Virus Sen. Bernard Sanders 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
May 11, 2016 WPTZ: Rep. Peter Welch supports bills to fight opiate crisis Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
May 11, 2016 Burlington Free Press: Welch Pushes for Opiate Funding Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
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
May 10, 2016 California's Prescription Drug Ballot Initiative Sen. Bernard Sanders 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
May 4, 2016 Sanders Announces $5.5 million in Health Center Funds for Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
May 2, 2016 Brown, Toomey, Murray, Sanders, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Beds, Staffing for Severely Disabled Veterans Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Brown, Toomey, Murray, Sanders, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Beds, Staffing, for Severely Disabled Veterans Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns 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
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 CNN - Full transcript: CNN Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
April 13, 2016 Welch-Authored Prescription Drug Diversion Legislation Heads to Obama for Signature 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 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. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Culberson, Chairman and The Honorable Mike Honda, Acting Ranking Member, Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee - Alzheimer's Programs Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority AIDS Initiative Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding Rep. Peter Welch 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 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Take Action on Sources of Methane Emissions Rep. Peter Welch 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 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2016 Transcript of the Democratic Presidential Debate in Flint, Mich. Sen. Bernard Sanders Flint, MI
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Sanders, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Sanders, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Sanders, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Bipartisan E&C Bill to Strengthen Medicaid for Patients Passes House with Overwhelming Support Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers From Medicaid and Chip Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Merkley, Leahy, Tester, Feinstein Introduce GMO Food Labeling Legislation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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