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Nov. 16, 2017 Leahy Statement On The National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Congresswoman Lee Leads Bipartisan Letter To President Trump Reasserting Congressional Authority Over Military Operations in Niger Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 New Bill: No War in North Korea Without Congressional Authorization Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, the Hon. Jack Reed, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, and the Hon. Adam Smith - Support for Medical Research Program Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2017 Sanders Responds to Trump's Iran Deal Announcement Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Sept. 18, 2017 Sanders Amendments Included in NDAA Reauthorization Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2017 Comment Of Appropriations Vice Chair Patrick Leahy And Appropriations Member Chris Van Hollen On The U.S. Decision To Withdraw Approval Of Export of Firearms to the Turkish Presidential Protection Directorate Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 18, 2017 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2017 Statement On President Trump's Address On Afghanistan And South Asia Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 11, 2017 Letter to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Opposing Atlantic Offshore Drilling Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 28, 2017 House Approves Welch Amendment to Ban Taxpayer Purchase of Afghan Uniforms Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 20, 2017 SUMMARY: Senate FY2018 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill Advances Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Defense Spending and Trump's Misguided Southern Border Wall Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Hearing of the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on A Review of the FY18 Funding Request for the Army Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jason E. Chaffetz, Chairman of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Call for Oversight of Trump Administration's Strategies in Afghanistan and Iraq Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 26, 2017 Reaction of Senator Patrick Leahy To The ABC News Report Of Photos And Videos Of Torture By Iraqi Forces Allied With The United States And Canada Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 23, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
May 15, 2017 Sanders Statement on Trump Revealing Classified Information to Russians Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Russian Interference in 2016 Presidential Election Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - U.S. Military Involvement in Yemen Civil War Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 28, 2017 Letter to Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia - Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - 55 U.S. Representatives Call on Trump to Come to Congress Before Taking Military Action in Yemen Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Sanders Statement on U.S. Missile Strike in Syria Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Welch Statement on U.S. Strikes in Syria Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, On Air Strikes in Syria Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 7, 2017 Feinstein and Leahy, Joined By Others In Senate And House, Introduce Cluster Munitions Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 22, 2017 Hearing of the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on A Review Of The Budget And Readiness Of The Department Of Defense Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Leahy: Revision Military Wins $98 Million Contract For Advance Combat Helmet Generation II Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators Reject Call for New Nuclear Weapons, Ending Nuclear Testing Ban Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators Reject Call for New Nuclear Weapons, Ending Nuclear Testing Ban Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Welch, Schrader Introduce Bill to Declassify $125 Billion in Pentagon Waste Report Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 1, 2017 Gabbard, Welch, Garrett Call on Leaders To Pass Stop Arming Terrorists Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA - Oppose Return to Ineffective, Immoral Policies on Torture & Detention Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Nomination of James Mattis To Be Secretary Of Defense Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 12, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Waiver Legislation for the Next Secretary of Defense Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 10, 2017 Letter to the Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Continue Commitment to Department of Defense Auditability Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Refugee Vetting for Ohio State Attacker Missed Signs of Possible Link to Terrorism Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Conference Report Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of US Department of Defense - Findings of the Defense Business Board Study Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017--Conference Report Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nuclear Weapons Policy: Restrain and Reduce Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
June 16, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Senator Leahy Speaks In Support Of The Reed Amendment To The Defense Authorization Bill, Providing An Additional $18 Billion In Non-Defense Spending, To Match Additional $18 Billion In Defense Spending Under The McCain Amendment Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 17, 2016 Providing for Consideration of H.R. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 The Hill - Fears Grow About Rising US Troop Levels in Middle East Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
March 30, 2016 Senator Patrick Leahy Responds To Prime Minister Netanyahu About The Worldwide Application Of The "Leahy Law' Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Richard Durbin, Ranking Member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense; Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; the Hon. Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense - Request for Additional Black Hawks in President's Budget Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Richard Durbin, Ranking Member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense; Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; the Hon. Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense - Request for Additional Black Hawks in President's Budget Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Leahy Announces $15.8 Million In Vergennes-Based Contracts For UTC Aerospace Systems For Smarter Helicopter Maintenance Sen. Patrick Leahy Vergennes, VT
Feb. 10, 2016 Sanders Supports Strengthened Sanctions on North Korea Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Transcript: MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Durham, NH
Dec. 19, 2015 Third Democratic Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Goffstown, NH
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Cut Spending on Nuclear Weapons Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Cut Spending on Nuclear Weapons Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Senate Democrats Offer Plan To Enhance National Security And Defeat ISIS Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Combat ISIS and Protect and Secure The United States Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2015 Sanders Statement on Obama Oval Office Address Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Nov. 16, 2015 Sanders: Eliminate Islamic State, Don't Turn Our Backs on Refugees Sen. Bernard Sanders Cleveland, OH
Nov. 15, 2015 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: On Presidential Debate and ISIS Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Bring Authorization for use of Military Force to House Floor for Debate and Vote Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2015 Welch, Shumlin Announce Grant to Help Businesses Hit by Defense Cuts Diversify Rep. Peter Welch Essex Junction, VT
Oct. 28, 2015 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript: Senator Bernie Sanders on the Middle East, Hillary Clinton, and the Election Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Oct. 21, 2015 Providing for consideration of Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act and providing for consideration of Default Prevention Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2015 CNN Democratic Party Presidential Debate Sen. Bernard Sanders Las Vegas, NV
July 24, 2015 Letter to John McCain, Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee, Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Mac Thornberry, Chairman of House Committee on Armed Services, Adam Smith, Ranking Member - Consolidation of Military Bases Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Sanders Welcomes Secretary Clinton to Senate Caucus Meeting Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Concerns Surrounding the Transfer of Military Property Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
July 9, 2015 Letter to Mac Thornberry, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith, Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittte,and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - National Guard Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 16, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2015 National Defense Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 26, 2015 Bernie's Announcement Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
April 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Need AUMF for ISIS/ISIL War Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Debate and Vote on ISIS War Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
April 30, 2015 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Bernie Sanders' Presidential Run Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
April 30, 2015 Leahy, Coons, Ernst bill would strengthen State Partnership Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington DC
April 8, 2015 Roll Call - Welch Gets Bipartisan Treatment on CODEL to Tunisia and Ukraine Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
March 20, 2015 Sanders : If Republicans Want Another War, They have to Pay for It Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 Sanders: If Republicans Want Another War, They Have to Pay for It Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 Sanders: Republican Budget Morally Repugnant and Full of Budget Gimmicks Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 VPR - Welch Pushes for a Federal Standard for Cyber-Security Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
March 18, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Torture Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Pentagon Budget Reform Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Sanders Tells DOD Fix Fraud & Waste Before Busting Spending Caps Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Pentagon must fix waste, fraud and abuse before seeking budget increase, Sanders says Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Middle East Peace Process Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Feb. 12, 2015 Executive Session Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), On the Administration's Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Sanders Statement on War Powers Resolution Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript: Request for Authorization of Force Against ISIS Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Feb. 9, 2015 Letter to Richard Wightman, Acting Principle Deputy Assistant - Beyond Yellow Ribbon Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2015 Letter to Richard Wightman, Acting Principle Deputy Assistant - Beyond Yellow Ribbon Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Transfer of MANPADS to Syrian Combatants Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2015 Letter - Budget Process for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2015 Leahy, Feinstein Re-Offer Bill To Restrict Use Of Cluster Munitions That Can Harm Innocent Civilians Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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