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June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal Rep. Peter Welch 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 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 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 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 Sanders Backs California Ballot Initiative to Rein in Drug Prices at Meeting with HIV/AIDS Advocates Sen. Bernard Sanders San Bernardino, CA
May 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research 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 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 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 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 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 Merkley, Leahy, Tester, Feinstein Introduce GMO Food Labeling Legislation Sen. Patrick Leahy 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 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 Leahy: Senate Must Direct More Resources to Combat Opioid & Heroin Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 House Democrats Urge Administration to Take Immediate Action to Stop Corporate Inversions following Report on Extent of Pfizer Tax Dodging and Price Gouging Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to Jacob Lew, Stop Corporate Inversions Following Report on Extent of Pfizer Tax Dodging and Price Gouging Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership, Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Poison Water Sen. Bernard Sanders Flint, MI
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus 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 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. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington D.C.
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington D.C.
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. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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
Feb. 2, 2016 Leahy Responds to President's Proposal for More Than $1B to Combat Opioid Abuse and Heroin Addiction Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders 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. 28, 2016 Leahy Backs Legislation To Protect Vermont Businesses From Trade Secret Theft 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. 25, 2016 Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Texas Sen. Bernard Sanders Des Moines, IA
Jan. 25, 2016 CNN Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall: RUSH TRANSCRIPT Sen. Bernard Sanders Des Moines, IO
Jan. 21, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Charleston, SC
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington D.C.
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington D.C.
Jan. 13, 2016 Sanders Puts Social Security Challenge to Clinton Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on FDA Nomine Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2016 Welch Unveils Bipartisan Initiative Encouraging Seniors to Plan for Debilitating Illnesses Rep. Peter Welch South Burlington, VT
Jan. 3, 2016 Stop Drug Company Greed, Strengthen Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors Sen. Bernard Sanders Londonderry, NH
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. 17, 2015 Skyrocketing Generic Drug Prices Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Billion, New Report Finds Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Expand Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors Sen. Bernard Sanders Dover, NH
Dec. 1, 2015 On World AIDS Day, Sanders Demands Affordable Drugs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2015 Sanders Statement on Health Care Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Leahy: Vermont Nets $125,000 To Connect Schools And Local Farms Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), In Support of the Administration's Clean Power Plan Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2015 Democratic Debate Transcript: Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley in Iowa Sen. Bernard Sanders Des Moines, IA
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to Acting Administrator Rosenberg - Push to Allow Partial Fill Prescriptions to Reduce Fatal Opioid Overdoses Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Sanders Statement on Budget Deal Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Save the Bats Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee and Frank Pallone, ranking member House Energy and Commerce Committee- Mental Health Care Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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