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Date Title Officials Location
Dec. 6, 2017 Sanders Statement on Franken Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2017 Grassley, Bipartisan Group of Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Address Military Sexual Assault Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2017 Leahy Slams Attorney General Sessions For Threatening Public Safety Funding To Burlington And The State Of Vermont, Over The Trump Administration's Misguided Anti-Immigrant Policies Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Ms. Candice Jackson - Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2017 Leahy Joins In Bipartisan Introduction Of Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Oct. 2, 2017 Sanders Statement on Las Vegas Shooting Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Oct. 2, 2017 Welch Statement on Las Vegas Shooting Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Decision to Revoke Sexual Assault Guidance Makes It Harder for Victims and Survivors to Seek Justice Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Decision to Revoke Sexual Assault Guidance Makes It Harder for Victims and Survivors to Seek Justice Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Trey Gowdy, Chairman to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Hon. Lamar Smith, Chairman to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - After Equifax CEO Resigns, All Democrats on Oversight and Science Committees Call for Hearings on Breach Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors, Invest in Civil Rights Office Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors, Invest in Civil Rights Office Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis, KKK and Other Hate Groups Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis, KKK and Other Hate Groups Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Violence Prevention Funding Under Byrne-JAG Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Violence Prevention Funding Under Byrne-JAG Program Rep. Peter Welch 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 Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Combat Hate-Based Violence Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 14, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Racist Demonstrations And Violence In Charlottesville Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 12, 2017 Sander Statement On Charlottesville Demonstration Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jefferson Sessions, US Attorney General - Trump Comments on Law Enforcement use of Excessive Force Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 SUMMARY: Committee Approves FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy The Global Crisis of Killings of Environmental Activists Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, and the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - DEA Actions in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 14, 2017 Sanders Statement on Shooting at GOP Baseball Practice Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 14, 2017 Sanders Statement on Alexandria Shooter Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 13, 2017 Sanders Statement on Sessions Hearing Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 8, 2017 Sanders Statement on Comey Hearing Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The President's Twitter Announcement That He Will Nominate Christopher Wray To Be Director Of The FBI Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science - Investment in Community Policing Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
May 18, 2017 Leahy And Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Illegal Straw Purchasing And Firearms Trafficking Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 17, 2017 Sanders Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Paul, Leahy, Merkley, Scott, & Massie Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Introduction of the Justice Safety Valve Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Leahy, with Senators Rand Paul and Jeff Merkley, Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Sentencing Reform Bill In The Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 12, 2017 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Judiciary Committee Member, And Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman, On Attorney General Sessions' New Sentencing Policy Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 11, 2017 Leahy Leads Senate Judiciary Democrats In Asking DOJ Inspector General For Answers On Comey Firing Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 10, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, On The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 9, 2017 BREAKING: Sen. Patrick Leahy's REAX To President Trump's Firing Of FBI Director James Comey Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 9, 2017 Sanders Statement on James Comey Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland - DOJ Criminal Justice and Police Reform Developments Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, On United States Sentencing Commission Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 9, 2017 Sanders, Schatz, Schakowsky Introduce Bill to Prevent Corporate Tax Dodging 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. 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 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General Department of Justice - Feinstein, Colleagues Request DOJ Inspector General Investigation on Sessions Recusal Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions - Regarding Hate Crimes Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions - Regarding Hate Crimes Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2017 Comment On The Announcement By The Department of Justice Regarding Private Prisons Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 23, 2017 Sanders Statement on Private Prisons Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Peter Welch 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
Jan. 25, 2017 Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Unfounded Claims Of Voter Fraud Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 25, 2017 Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Reports Of Draft Executive Order To Review Interrogation Policies And Revive Black Site Prisons 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 Cornyn, Leahy Bill to Strengthen Victims' Rights Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to Timothy Sloan, CEO of Wells Fargo - Call On Wells Fargo To End Use Of Forced Arbitration So That Consumers Can Seek Justice In Court Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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. 2, 2016 Leahy Bill To Improve Criminal Justice System To Be Signed Into Law Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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
Dec. 1, 2016 Justice For All Reauthorizaton Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG U.S. - Failure to Identify Illegal Activity Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Statement On Passage Of The Survivors' Bill of Rights Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - Private Prisons 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. 23, 2016 Brown, Leahy Call on Wells Fargo to End Use of Forced Arbitration so Consumers Can Seek Justice in Court Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to Tom Perez and David Weil, Secretary of the Department of Labor and Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division respectively - Requesting Further Investigation into the Working Conditions of Wells Fargo Bank Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - DHS Private Prison Use Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2016 Grijalva, Sanders Respond to DOJ Announcement Ending Reliance on Private Prisons Sen. Bernard Sanders Tucsan, AZ
Aug. 5, 2016 Letter to Steve Penny, President and CEO of USA Gymnastics - Senators Request USA Gymnastics Ensure Proper Handling of Sex Abuse Claims Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Black Lives Matter Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
July 15, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Carper, Leahy and Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Prepare for & Respond to Active Shooter Events Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 House Passes Leahy-Backed Bill To Support Active Shooter Training For Officers, Which Now Goes To White House For Signature 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 6, 2016 Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 30, 2016 Opening Statement Of Senator Leahy At Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearing With DHS Secretary Johnson Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 29, 2016 Hearing on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary- "Protecti ng Older Americans from Financial Exploitation," Remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy Hearing On "Protecting Older Americans from Financial Exploitation" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy before Judiciary Subcommittee on "Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 22, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On McCain Amendment 4787 to the CJS Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Leahy Urges Senators To Support Amendment That Gives Law Enforcement Meaningful Resources To Prevent Terrorism Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Reaction of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Ranking Member, Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee On The State Department And Foreign Operations) To Global Witness Report On Attacks Against Environmental Activists Worldwide Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 20, 2016 One Week After Mass Shooting In Orlando, Leahy Urges Senators To Support Common Sense Legislation To Make Our Communities Safer Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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