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Patrick Leahy's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Democrats Say Action "Short-Sighted," Will Make it Harder to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies
March 1, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Urging Support for VAWA Programs
Feb. 28, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement by Sen. Leahy, Hearing on Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Aug. 5, 2016 Letter to Steve Penny, President and CEO of USA Gymnastics - Senators Request USA Gymnastics Ensure Proper Handling of Sex Abuse Claims
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
June 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on "One Year After Enactment: Implementation of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015"
June 20, 2016 Leahy And Community Leaders Gather To Announce More Than $1 Million In New Funding To Help Connect Healthy Families, Farm And Food
June 9, 2016 Leahy's Amendment To Improve Program That Supports Fallen and Injured First Responders Clears Committee
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
May 23, 2016 Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016
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
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
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
March 17, 2016 Directing Senate Legal Counsel to Bring A Civil Action
March 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking and Opioid Addiction
Feb. 23, 2016 Leahy: Unaccompanied Children Fleeing Violence Deserve Fair, Humane Treatment
Feb. 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy - Hearing on "The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Does the Administration Have a Plan to Stop the Border Surge and Adequately Monitor the Children?"
Feb. 11, 2016 Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Seeking Asylum
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"
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Defender of Civil Rights
Dec. 1, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy on Recognizing Past Crimes Against Humanity in Indonesia
Nov. 23, 2015 With Gratitude in Our Hearts, Let's Resolve to End Hunger by Patrick Leahy
Nov. 20, 2015 Our Enemy Is ISIS, Not Refugees Fleeing ISIS
Nov. 19, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Anniversary of Executive Action on Immigration
Nov. 18, 2015 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On the Need to Support Refugees Fleeing Violence
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on National Adoption Month: Stories of Success and Meeting the Challenges of International Adoptions
Nov. 18, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "National Adoption Month: Stories of Success and Meeting the Challenges of International Adoptions"
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Sept. 22, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Ranking Member, Senate State Department And Foreign Operations Subcommittee And Author Of The "Leahy Law') On News Reports On The Sexual Abuse Of Afghan Boys By Members Of Afghan Security Forces
Sept. 17, 2015 Mikulski, Cardin, Senate Colleagues Push to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of Shutdown
Sept. 9, 2015 Leahy Announces $500,000 In Grants To Prevent Youth Substance Abuse In Vermont
July 23, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Executive Business Meeting
July 22, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Possible Solutions
June 25, 2015 [BREAKING] Leahy REAX On Supreme Court's Decision In Marriage Equality Cases
May 21, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act
May 21, 2015 Legislation Protecting Victims of Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking
April 30, 2015 Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act
April 28, 2015 Marriage Equality Case Before the Supreme Court
April 22, 2015 Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Senate Republicans' Vote Against Legislation to Protect Runaway and Homeless Youth
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
March 12, 2015 Leahy Calls on Senate to Support Victims of Trafficking
March 10, 2015 The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act
Feb. 26, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Executive Business Meeting
Feb. 25, 2015 Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions
Feb. 24, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Human Trafficking in the United States: Protecting the Victim
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Jan. 27, 2015 Leahy, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Youth Homelessness & Trafficking
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