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Date Title Officials Location
Oct. 12, 2017 Leahy Statement On Disaster Supplemental Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Trey Gowdy, Chairman to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Request Hearings on "Degradation of the Federal Workforce" Under Trump Administration Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2017 Walberg and Welch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Medicaid Fraud, Protect Patients Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, the Hon. Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General, the Hon. John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Explain Role in Trump Voter Integrity Commission Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Hearing on Special Counsels and the Separation of Powers Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 22, 2017 Letter to Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Reinstate Funding For Program to Connect Ohioans with Healthcare Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget Director - Taxpayer Funded Travel for Executive Branch Officials Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget Director - Taxpayer Funded Travel for Executive Branch Officials Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor - Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice - Whistleblower Protections Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2017 Leahy REAX To Trump Threat To Shut Down Government Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Senators Call on Sessions to Answer for Anti-affirmative Action Program and to Prevent Discrimination Against Career DOJ Attorneys Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Confirmation of Christopher Wray to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 25, 2017 Letter to Don McGahn, White House Counsel - Requesting Information on Potential Ethics Violation by Top White House Ethics Official Stefan Passantino Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 24, 2017 Letter to Ms. Mary L. Kendall, Deputy Inspector General, Department of the Interior - Request for Investigation into Reports of Arbitrary Reassignments of Senior Executive Service Employees Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Andrew McCabe, Acting Director of the FBI - Seeking FBI Scrutiny of Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Comprehensive Review by Trump Administration of Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Security Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Comprehensive Review by Trump Administration of Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Security Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and Thomas Wheeler, Assistant Acting Attorney General - Democrats Ask Justice Department Whether the Administration Has the Legal Authority to Request Sensitive Voter Information Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Patrick Leahy Springfield, IL
July 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - EPA Federal Advisory Committees Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael E Horowitz, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice - Investigate Whether Attorney General Violated Recusal in Comey Firing Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Department of Energy Appointee Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Judiciary Democrats: Allow ABA to Review Potential Judges Before Hearings Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2017 Letter to Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff - Explain Why Kushner's Clearance Has Not Been Suspended During Ongoing Investigation Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 19, 2017 Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Orrin Hatch, and Senator Michael Enzi - List Of Every Possible Room To Hold A Formal Senate Committee Hearing Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Email Account Used While Serving as Oklahoma Attorney General Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cms Announces Complex Rehab Technology Change in Response to Congressional Letter Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 5, 2017 Letter to Timothy O. Horne, Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration - Request for Documents and Challenge of the New Trump Administration Policy on Refusing Democratic Inquiries Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 1, 2017 Letter to Laurent Morali, President of Kushner Companies - EB-5 Regional Center Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Don McGahn, Counsel to the President - Suspend Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Andrew McCabe, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Investigate Reported Cyberattacks on FCC Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director of the Office of Government Ethics - Demand for Disclosure of Trump's Waivers for Lobbyists Now Working in Administration Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Concerning the Recent Dismissal of Several Members of the Board of Scientific Counselors Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott S. Dahl, Inspector General of the Dept. of Labor - Request to Review Delay of Rules Protecting Workers from Lethal Substances, Reversal of Policy Publicizing Workplace Safety Violations Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Demand for an Immediate Investigation of President, Attorney General and Top White House Aides Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 16, 2017 Letter to Walter Shaub, Director of the Office of Government Ethics - Key White House Ethics Officer's Conflicts of Interest Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, and Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission - Support Affordable Broadband for Rural America Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 28, 2017 Appropriations Vice Chairman Leahy On Senate Floor, About One-Week Continuing Resolution To Prevent Government Shutdown Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 27, 2017 Letter to Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Get the White House Documents on Michael Flynn That You Requested Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Restore LGBT Questions to Key Older Americans and Disability Surveys Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Letter to Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Appoint Special Prosecutor Immediately Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Vote on Bipartisan Bill Requiring Trump to Release Tax Returns Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 21, 2017 Letter to Stefan Passantino, Deputy White House Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official - Members Of Congress Raise Ethics Concerns About Deputy White House Counsel Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Demand Immediate Removal of Steve Bannon from White House Staff Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Conflicts of Interest Regarding Clean Power Plan Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael Piwowar, Acting Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Hon. Kara M. Stein, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Anti-Corruption Rule under the Dodd Frank Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Senate Judiciary Democrats Request Answers on U.S. Attorney Investigations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Carl Icahn, Special Adviser to the President - Senators Turn To Icahn To Explain Role In Administration Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Goodlatte, Conyers, Grassley, Feinstein, Leahy Call for Quick Action on Legislation to Provide Selection Process for Register of Copyrights Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Envirnomental Protection Agency - Address Conflict of Interest in Clean Water Rule Review Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Correct the Record and Commit to Transparency at the EPA Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Office of Regulations and Interpretations - Democrats Urge Department of Labor Not to Delay Vital Protections for Workers, Retirees Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Questions on Press Access, Human Rights Commitment Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 13, 2017 World News - Clouds On The Horizon: The Public's Right To Know Is Under Attack Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Request for Hearing on Education Department Nominees Sen. Bernard Sanders 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 Rep. Welch's Calls on U.S. Attorney General Sessions to Resign Rep. Peter Welch 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. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions - Regarding Investigation Trump Official's Collusion With Russia and Apparent White House Cover-up Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Action to Investigate Lt. General Michael Flynn Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Saul Japson, Acting Associate Administrator of General Services Association - Information Regarding Donald Trump and the Old Post Office Lease Agreement Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Ensure Open and Transparent Communications Between Federal Agencies and Public, Members of Congress Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Ensure Open and Transparent Communications Between Federal Agencies and Public, Members of Congress Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Leahy Statement on Second U.S. Contribution of $500 Million to the Green Climate Fund Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2017 Letter to the Presdent-Elect - Calling For Disclosure Of Trump Cabinet Nominees' Golden Parachute Bonus Payouts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Committee Must Investigate Trump's Conflicts of Interest Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General, and the Hon. James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Answers on FBI Review Of Recently Identified Emails Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Whitehouse, Warren, Reed, Sanders & Merkley Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Schatz, Nelzon, Leahy, other Senators Press Speaker Ryan for vote on Zika funding Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Leahy Requests Answers From Patent and Trademark Office About Potential Time And Attendance Abuse Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 29, 2016 Grijalva, Sanders Respond to DHS Review of For-Profit Prison Use Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2016 Irene's Lessons Echo In Baton Rouge Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 24, 2016 Sanders Statement on New Rules for Federal Contractors Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
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. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on Push to Pass Pacific Trade Pact Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
July 26, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice; James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Grassley, Leahy Press Federal Investigators on Breach of Democratic National Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Executive Business Meeting Leahy Statement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016 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
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 7, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Menendez, Booker, Merkley, Sanders: 3.5M American Citizens in Puerto Rico Must Have Voice on Oversight Board Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act--Motion to Proceed Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Comment On DOJ Announcement Regarding State Department Email Investigation Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 5, 2016 Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016 Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Comment On The FBI's Independent Review of Secretary Clinton's Use of Email Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 30, 2016 Cornyn, Leahy Bill Strengthening FOIA Signed by President Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Presidential Signing of S. 337, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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