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Date Title Officials Location
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Publicly Confirm Nonpartisan Career of Justice Department officials Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed by Congress Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Nomination of Merrick Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Justice For All Reauthorizaton Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2016 Leahy Comments On The Alarming Calls By Some Republicans For Permanent Obstruction Of Judicial Nominees, Incl. SCOTUS Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Regarding Proposed Amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2016 29 VT Law Enforcement Agencies Receive New Support To Buy BULLETPROOF VESTS For Officers Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Address Potential Impacts of "Stingray" Technology on 911, Communities of Color Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Address Potential Impacts of "Stingray" Technology on 911, Communities of Color Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2016 As Republicans' Unprecedented Obstruction Continues, A Diminished Supreme Court Begins Its New Term With Only Eight Justices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Coons, Durbin, Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Continued Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Demanding Answers from DHS on Use of Private Prisons Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call for US Marshalls Service to End Reliance on For-Profit Prison Industry Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, US Senate - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Senate Republicans Have Not Confirmed A Single Judicial Nominee In More Than Two Months Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, US Senate - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 176 Days After Judge Garland Was Nominated To The Supreme Court, Senator Leahy Addresses The Senate About Continuing Republican Obstruction Of The Nomination Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 8, 2016 Leahy Comment After Meeting With Supreme Court Nominee Chief Judge Merrick Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 8, 2016 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 6, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 6, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017--Conference Report Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Leahy Calls On Senate Republicans To Confirm Chief Judge Garland Before New Supreme Court Term Next Month Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2016 Sanders Applauds Decision to End Federal Use of Private Prisons Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 18, 2016 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Announcement by the Department of Justice Regarding Private Prisons Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 19, 2016 Republicans' Unprecedented Obstruction Makes Chief Judge Merrick Garland Longest Pending Supreme Court Nominee in U.S. History Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senate Republicans Leave Town, Refusing to Act on Judicial Backlog And Hurting Courts Across America Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 27, 2016 SCOTUS Deadlocks Show The Cost Of GOP Obstruction 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 24, 2016 Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Case Sen. Bernard Sanders Wilmington, DE
June 23, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Supreme Court's Decision In United States v. Texas Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 The Washington Post - Bernie Sanders: Here's What we Want Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Supreme Court's Decision In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Judicial Nominations June 21 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Leahy Comment On The Unanimous Well-Qualified Rating of Chief Judge Merrick Garland By The American Bar Association Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Partisan Attacks of the Independent Judiciary Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Leahy: The Federal Judiciary Cannot Be Treated Like An Election Year Pawn Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Partisan Attacks Of The Federal Judiciary Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 25, 2016 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 If Republicans Followed Bipartisan History, Senate Would Be Confirming Supreme Court Nominee today Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on 'Executive Business Meeting' Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Public Meeting to Discuss Qualifications of Merrick Garland To Serve on the Supreme Court of the United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 18, 2016 At Public Meeting, Former Colleagues & Legal Experts Describe Chief Judge Garland as a Committed Jurist, Devoted Public Servant Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Senate Democrats To Host Public Meeting TOMORROW To Hear From Those Who Know Chief Judge Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Senate Republicans Allow Confirmation Vote On Single Judicial Nominee While Holding Up Dozens More Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Supreme Court's Decisions In Zubik v. Burwell and Spokeo v. Robbins Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 11, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Need To Schedule A Confirmation Hearing For Chief Judge Merrick Garland, Nominee To Be Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 10, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Questionnaire Submitted by Chief Judge Merrick Garland, Nominee To Be Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 10, 2016 Senate Republicans Have Not Confirmed A Single Judicial Nominee In Over A Month Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Nomination of Merrick Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "Counterfeits and Their Impact on Consumer Health and Safety" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Event: The U.S. Senate's Role in Confirming Supreme Court Justices Sen. Patrick Leahy Boston, MA
April 26, 2016 Senate Republicans Continue Blocking Consensus Judicial Nominees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Federal District Court Decision Upholding North Carolina's Restrictive Voting Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 26, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "The Need for More Timeliness and Transparency: Oversight of the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 19, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the 21st Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 SJC Ranking Member Leahy Calls On Chairman Grassley To Send SCOTUS Nominee Committee Questionnaire & Schedule Confirmation Hearing THIS MONTH Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 11, 2016 Senate Finally Acts to Confirm First Judicial Nominee In Two Months, But Dozens More Await Action--Including SCOTUS Nominee Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Merrick Garland Waits As Senate Obstructionists Outsource Their Work To Moneyed Interest Groups Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 7, 2016 Republican Obstruction Threatens Confirmation of Consensus Nominees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Sen. Leahy's Statement on Executive Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 4, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Supreme Court's Decision In Evenwel v. Abbott Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 1, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch File Brief To DC Circuit Court Supporting Clean Power Plan Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch File Brief To DC Circuit Court Supporting Clean Power Plan Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch File Brief To DC Circuit Court Supporting Clean Power Plan Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 30, 2016 The Oklahoman - Merrick Garland Is The Right Pick For This Moment In History Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Sanders Statement on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Sen. Bernard Sanders Appleton, WI
March 17, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy - Executive Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 Leahy Kicks Off Sunshine Week In Keynote Speech At National Archives Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 12, 2016 Sanders: Corrupt Campaign Finance System Props up Rigged Economy Sen. Bernard Sanders Champaign, IL
March 9, 2016 Senate Republicans Block Consensus Judicial Nominees Pending On The Floor Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 7, 2016 Transcript of the Fox News Democratic Presidential Town Hall Sen. Bernard Sanders Detroit, Michigan
March 2, 2016 Sanders Statement on Key Abortion Law Case Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Leahy: Senate Must Do Its Job, Uphold Constitution and Consider SCOTUS Nominee Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2016 We cannot allow partisan politics to stop Senate from fulfilling its constitutional duty. Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 13, 2016 Statement on Justice Scalia Sen. Bernard Sanders Denver, CO
Feb. 11, 2016 Leahy: Senate Republicans Should Not Block Judicial Nominees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Welch Statement on Supreme Court Clean Power Plan Decision Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, on Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 22, 2016 Roe v. Wade Sen. Bernard Sanders North Conway, NH
Jan. 21, 2016 43rd Anniversary of Roe V. Wade Decision Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 Leahy: Senate Republicans Should Ignore Special Interests & Confirm Consensus Judicial Nominees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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