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Date Title Officials Location
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, and the Honorable Mark Green, Administrator of US Agency for International Development - Safety and Accountability for Burmese Rohingya People Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 14, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Racist Demonstrations And Violence In Charlottesville Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 27, 2017 Senator Leahy's Statement On Introduction Of His Bill With Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) To Modernize ECPA, To Protect Americans' Email Privacy Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 27, 2017 Sens. Lee and Leahy Introduce ECPA Modernization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Leahy Supports Secy of State Condos' Efforts To Protect VT Voter Files Requested By Trump's Sham Commission On Voting And Elections Sen. Patrick Leahy Middlesex, VT
June 22, 2017 Protections of The Voting Rights Act, To Protect Americans' Voting Rights And To Counter Voter Suppression and Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Introduction of the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 24, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Immediately Clarify Why Admin is Obstructing Congress' Constitutional Legislative and Oversight Duties Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Immediately Clarify Why Admin is Obstructing Congress' Constitutional Legislative and Oversight Duties Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 Cotton, Leahy, Lewis, and Hill Introduce Legislation to Expand Border of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Prioritize Democracy, Human Rights, in U.S. Foreign Policy Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Urging Sec. of Homeland Security to Combat Hate Groups Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Leahy Reintroduces Legislation To Restore The Rights Of Americans Affected By Forced Arbitration Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 7, 2017 Cicilline, Leahy Introduce Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Hank Johnson Lead Fight to End Unfair Forced Arbitration Agreements Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2017 Leahy Comment On The President's Revised Muslim Ban Executive Order Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 28, 2017 Senators Call on Egyptian Government to Swiftly Release Unjustly Imprisoned Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2017 Leahy Joins In Introducing Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Older Workers From Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 27, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - Reaffirm the Strategic Importance of the U.S.-Mexico Partnership Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Leahy Introduces Senate Resolution Affirming That The U.S. Does Not Have Religious Or Other Discriminatory Litmus Tests For Refugees Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 7, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, Introduction of a Senate Resolution Expressing Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 6, 2017 Remarks of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Recognizing Vermont's Commitment to Refugees Sen. Patrick Leahy Rutland, VT
Jan. 30, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy on President Trump, the Press, and Putin Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 24, 2017 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Vermonters In The Women's Marches In Montpelier And Washington Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 21, 2017 Leahy Welcomes Hundreds Of Vermonters To Nation's Capital For The Women's March Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2017 Sanders Honors King's "Unbelievable Courage' Sen. Bernard Sanders Atlanta, GA
Jan. 5, 2017 Schatz, Booker, Warren, Markey, Murray, Sanders, Leahy, Merkley, Hirono Introduce Legislation To Block Establishment Of Federal Religious Registry Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 24, 2016 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) To The United States Abstention In The UN Security Council On The Resolution On Israeli Settlements Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 16, 2016 Leahy Bill To Improve Criminal Justice System Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Appointment of Debo P. Adegbile to Serve as a Commissioner On the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 12, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed by Congress Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On U.S. Policy On Cuba Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 9, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On U.S. Policy On Cuba Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 6, 2016 12.06.16 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Statement Following Final Passage of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 6, 2016 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Statement On Voting Rights Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2016 Leahy Bill To Improve Criminal Justice System To Be Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Grijalva, Sanders Condemn Continued Use of For-Profit Prisons & Detention Centers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Dakota Access Pipeline Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 1, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Urging Final Passage of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 28, 2016 Sanders: Republicans Are Threatening American Democracy Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Nov. 21, 2016 Thanksgiving: A Time For Reflection And Renewed Commitment Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 18, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Reports Of Senator Jeff Sessions' Nomination To Be The Attorney General Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 17, 2016 Bannon Appointment Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Hon. Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Dept. of Justice - Protect Americans' Right to Vote Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Recent Developments in the Philippines and Indonesia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Recent Events in Ethiopia Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Imprisonment of Aya Hijazi Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 EB-5 Regional Center Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Commitee - Employment Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Black Lives Matter Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Recent Developments in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Leahy & Senate Dems Introduce Bill To Increase Voter Participation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Another Environmental Activist Assassinated in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Introduction of the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 12, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary: FOIA at Fifty: Has the Sunshine Law's Promise Been Fulfilled? - Leahy Opening Statement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Opening Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy - Judiciary Committee Hearing On The Freedom Of Information Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on "Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On McCain Amendment 4787 to the CJS Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 The Political Revolution Continues Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 14, 2016 Leahy Reax On Court Decision TODAY Upholding FCC's Open Internet Rules, On Net Neutrality Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 14, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 House Passage of S. the Foia Improvement Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Leahy, Grassley Work Protect Innocent Americans from Abusive Asset Forfeiture Practices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Technology Companies & Privacy Advocates Urge Senate Judiciary Committee To Support Digital Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Senate Passes Shaheen-Blumenthal-Leahy Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "Oversight and Reauthorization of the FISA Amendment Act: The Balance Between National Security, Privacy and Civil Liberties" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On? Sen. Bernard Sanders Springfield, OR
April 28, 2016 Sanders Statement on Vermont's New Automatic Voter Registration Law Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) On House Passage of the Bipartisan Email Privacy Act April 27, 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 27, 2016 Sen. Burr Introduces Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act 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 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Candice Miller, Chairman, Committee on House Administration, The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Judiciary on Committee - Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Distortion of EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas: Time to End the Abuse" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 12, 2016 Letter to Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association - Anti-LGBTQ measure Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 8, 2016 Sanders to Visit Vatican City Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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