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June 29, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Honorable Jefferson Sessions, United States Attorney General, and the Honorable John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - US Refugee Admissions Program 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 Senator Leahy And Governor Scott: Leahy And Scott Make Joint Recommendation For Vermont's Next U.S. Attorney Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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
April 6, 2017 Full Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 6, 2017 Sanders Statement on Republicans' Use of 'Nuclear Option' Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Nomination Of Neil Gorsuch To Be An Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 23, 2017 Sanders Opposes Gorsuch Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 20, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Hearing on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 17, 2017 During Sunshine Week, Leahy Calls On Judge Gorsuch To Provide Complete & Truthful Answers To The Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 13, 2017 The Hill - Ensuring Judicial Independence Will Require SENATE Independence Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 9, 2017 Sanders Statement on Immigration Ban Ruling Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy, On the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions To Be The Attorney General Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 4, 2017 Comment On Partisan Attacks On The Federal Judiciary Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Feb. 4, 2017 Sanders Statement on Decision Halting Trump's Travel Ban Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Jan. 31, 2017 Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 31, 2017 Statement On the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 31, 2017 Senator Leahy's Statement In Opposition To The Sessions Nomination For Attorney General, At The Judiciary Committee Voting Session Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 30, 2017 Leahy Announces He Will Oppose Sessions Nomination For A.G. Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 25, 2017 After Senator Sessions Fails To Provide Clear Answers, Senator Leahy Demands Answers From AG Nominee Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 9, 2017 Vermont Press Bureau - Jeff Sessions Was Too Extreme For Republicans In 1986. Is He Too Extreme For Republicans Now? Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 4, 2017 Further Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Senator Jeff Sessions' Nomination To Be The Attorney General Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Publicly Confirm Nonpartisan Career of Justice Department officials Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Nomination of Merrick Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Justice For All Reauthorizaton Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Regarding Proposed Amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2016 Leahy Comments On The Alarming Calls By Some Republicans For Permanent Obstruction Of Judicial Nominees, Incl. SCOTUS Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2016 29 VT Law Enforcement Agencies Receive New Support To Buy BULLETPROOF VESTS For Officers Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Address Potential Impacts of "Stingray" Technology on 911, Communities of Color Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision - Address Potential Impacts of "Stingray" Technology on 911, Communities of Color Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2016 As Republicans' Unprecedented Obstruction Continues, A Diminished Supreme Court Begins Its New Term With Only Eight Justices Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Coons, Durbin, Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Continued 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. 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call for US Marshalls Service to End Reliance on For-Profit Prison Industry Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, US Senate - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Senate Republicans Have Not Confirmed A Single Judicial Nominee In More Than Two Months Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, US Senate - Reject Efforts to Block Corporate Political Spending Disclosure Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 8, 2016 176 Days After Judge Garland Was Nominated To The Supreme Court, Senator Leahy Addresses The Senate About Continuing Republican Obstruction Of The Nomination Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 8, 2016 Leahy Comment After Meeting With Supreme Court Nominee Chief Judge Merrick Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 8, 2016 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 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
Sept. 6, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Sept. 6, 2016 Leahy Calls On Senate Republicans To Confirm Chief Judge Garland Before New Supreme Court Term Next Month Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2016 Sanders Applauds Decision to End Federal Use of Private Prisons Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Aug. 18, 2016 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Announcement by the Department of Justice Regarding Private Prisons Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
July 19, 2016 Republicans' Unprecedented Obstruction Makes Chief Judge Merrick Garland Longest Pending Supreme Court Nominee in U.S. History Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senate Republicans Leave Town, Refusing to Act on Judicial Backlog And Hurting Courts Across America Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 27, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Supreme Court, Emergency Funding for Zika, and Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 27, 2016 SCOTUS Deadlocks Show The Cost Of GOP Obstruction Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case Sen. Bernard Sanders New York, NY
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Case Sen. Bernard Sanders Wilmington, DE
June 23, 2016 The Washington Post - Bernie Sanders: Here's What we Want Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Supreme Court's Decision In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Supreme Court's Decision In United States v. Texas Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Leahy Comment On The Unanimous Well-Qualified Rating of Chief Judge Merrick Garland By The American Bar Association Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Judicial Nominations June 21 2016 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Executive Business Meeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Partisan Attacks of the Independent Judiciary Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Leahy: The Federal Judiciary Cannot Be Treated Like An Election Year Pawn Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Partisan Attacks Of The Federal Judiciary Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 25, 2016 If Republicans Followed Bipartisan History, Senate Would Be Confirming Supreme Court Nominee today Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on 'Executive Business Meeting' Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 At Public Meeting, Former Colleagues & Legal Experts Describe Chief Judge Garland as a Committed Jurist, Devoted Public Servant Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Public Meeting to Discuss Qualifications of Merrick Garland To Serve on the Supreme Court of the United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 17, 2016 Senate Democrats To Host Public Meeting TOMORROW To Hear From Those Who Know Chief Judge Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Senate Republicans Allow Confirmation Vote On Single Judicial Nominee While Holding Up Dozens More Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Supreme Court's Decisions In Zubik v. Burwell and Spokeo v. Robbins Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 11, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Need To Schedule A Confirmation Hearing For Chief Judge Merrick Garland, Nominee To Be Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 10, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Questionnaire Submitted by Chief Judge Merrick Garland, Nominee To Be Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Of The United States Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 10, 2016 Senate Republicans Have Not Confirmed A Single Judicial Nominee In Over A Month Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Nomination of Merrick Garland Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "Counterfeits and Their Impact on Consumer Health and Safety" 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 26, 2016 Senate Republicans Continue Blocking Consensus Judicial Nominees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Event: The U.S. Senate's Role in Confirming Supreme Court Justices Sen. Patrick Leahy Boston, MA
April 26, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Leahy's Statement on "The Need for More Timeliness and Transparency: Oversight of the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Judicial Nominations Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 19, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the 21st Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 SJC Ranking Member Leahy Calls On Chairman Grassley To Send SCOTUS Nominee Committee Questionnaire & Schedule Confirmation Hearing THIS MONTH Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 11, 2016 Senate Finally Acts to Confirm First Judicial Nominee In Two Months, But Dozens More Await Action--Including SCOTUS Nominee Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Merrick Garland Waits As Senate Obstructionists Outsource Their Work To Moneyed Interest Groups Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 7, 2016 Republican Obstruction Threatens Confirmation of Consensus Nominees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member Sen. Leahy's Statement on Executive Business Meeting Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 4, 2016 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Supreme Court's Decision In Evenwel v. Abbott Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
April 1, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch File Brief To DC Circuit Court Supporting Clean Power Plan Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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