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Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary, HHS - Unprecedented, Harmful Medicaid Changes Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary, HHS - Unprecedented, Harmful Medicaid Changes Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kenneth Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Senators Murray, Cantwell Join Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Federal Agency to Stay the Course on Cannabis Banking, Provide Certainty to Businesses and Consumers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Warren Leads Senate HELP Committee Democrats' Call for Immediate Hearings on Workplace Sexual Harassment Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Military-to-Military Communication with North Korea Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Medicaid Waiver Authority Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Blumenthal, Murphy, Senators Stand Up to Protect Consumer Bureau's Independence Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Medicaid Waiver Authority Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2018 Sanders Will Vote No on Surveillance Program Reauthorization Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2018 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Require China-Controlled Media Operating in the U.S. To Register As Foreign Agents Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2018 Feinstein, Leahy, Lee, Harris File Warrant Requirement Amendment to FISA Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member on the Committee on Appropriations - Push for Marijuana Fix Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2018 Burlington Free Press - The Clock Is Ticking, And The People Are Watching Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to Trey Gowdy, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Oversight Dems Insist That Gowdy Finally Start Investigating President's Compliance with Emoluments Clause of U.S. Constitution Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Murray, Cantwell Join 25 Colleagues Calling on DHS To Reverse Decision To End TPS For El Salvador Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Comment On The President's Vulgar And Racially Charged Remarks In A White House Meeting On DACA And Immigration Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 11, 2018 Sens. Lee, Leahy Release Joint Statement on Upcoming Debate on Section 702 Legislation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Murray, Cantwell Join 25 Colleagues Calling on DHS To Reverse Decision To End TPS For El Salvador Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Schatz, Welch, McKinley Introduce Legislation To Establish And Fund New Opioids And Stop Pain Initiative At National Institutes Of Health Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Statement On Budget Negotiations Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Bipartisan Members of Congress at Signing of H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Condemn Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Udall, Markey Net Neutrality Resolution Reaches 40-Vote Milestone in the Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Leahy And Sanders Help Net Neutrality Resolution Reach 40-Vote Milestone In The Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Condemn Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Recommendation For Vermont's Next U.S. Marshal Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2018 Sanders Slams Trump's Border Wall Demand, Says We Must Protect Dreamers and Working Families Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Jan. 5, 2018 Statement Of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee), On The Trump White House Threat To Cut Off Aid To Vulnerable Palestinian Refugees Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Jan. 5, 2018 Sanders Statement on McConnell Effort to End Defense and Non-Defense Spending Parity Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Jan. 4, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the Governmental Accountability Office - Kingpin Act Review Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2018 Sanders Statement on Sessions Marijuana Decision Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 27, 2017 Sanders Statement on Republican Tax Plan Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Transparency in Corporate Political Spending Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Leahy Statement On The Situation In Peru Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Transparency in Corporate Political Spending Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Leahy Statement On The Need To Pass The DREAM Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 21, 2017 Sens. Paul, Wyden, Lee, and Leahy Release Joint Statement on FISA Reform Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargen, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of of the Office of Management and Budget, and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Reverse Course On Dangerous Banned Words List Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - DOJ's Federal Immigration Requirements on Law Enforcement Grants Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - GAO Report Showing Skyrocketing Profits for Drug Companies as GOP Passes Bill to Approve Massive Corporate Tax Cut Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Sanders Votes Against Continuing Resolution Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Leahy REAX To The President's Threat To Cut Support To The UN And To Countries That Oppose His U.S. Embassy/Jerusalem Decision Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - End Efforts to Undermine Special Counsel Robert S.Mueller III Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Congresswoman Susan Davis Joins in Expressing Support for Robert Mueller's Investigation of Trump Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions - Murphy, Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Call for Help Committee Hearings on Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico & U.s. Virgin Islands Sen. Bernard Sanders Hartford, CT
Dec. 21, 2017 Statement of Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Supporting The Continuing Resolution Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to Stephen Vaden, Principle Deputy General Counsel, USDA - Information on Senior Career Employee Reassignments at USDA Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 88 Members of Congress Request Clarification from HHS and CDC on Reported Agency Censorship Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Leahy Statement In Support of Democracy in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to Alex Azar, Department of Health and Human Services - Murphy, Help Committee Democrats Ask Health Secretary Nominee to Put Science Over Ideology Following Reports Health Officials Are Prohibiting Words Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Continue Defunding USDA Inspections, Ban Horse Meat in US Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2017 Sen. Patrick Leahy, On His NO Vote, As Senate Tues. Night Nears Final Passage Of Republican TAX PLAN Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Grijalva and Chu Call for Investigation on Sexual Assaults in ICE Facilities Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Sanders: Congress Must Not Break Until it Deals With Major Crises Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Leahy Reaction To The TSE's Declaration Of Juan Orlando Hernandez As The Winner In The Honduran Election Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 18, 2017 Report: Republican Tax Bill Hands 15 Corporations $236 Billion Tax Break Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to Vice President Mike Pence - Reps. Deutch, Cicilline, Hill Lead 71 Members Pushing Vice President Mike Pence to Address Human Rights in Egypt Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, the Hon. John Boozman, and the Hon. Jon Tester - Mandate Immigration Detention Centers Meet National Standards Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House - Don't Count on Us to Fix the PAYGO Problem You've Created with the GOP's Tax Bill Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Sanders Statement on Final GOP Tax Bill Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Call for Open and Transparent Debate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee - Duckworth, Harris, Senate Democrats Urge Appropriators to Ensure Immigration Detention Centers Meet National Standards Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Welch Statement on FCC Net Neutrality Action, and Legislation He is Sponsoring to Overturn It Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
Dec. 14, 2017 Sanders Statement on FCC Decision to Repeal Net Neutrality Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Leahy: Vermont Is A Crucial Step Closer To Improved Air And Rail Travel With Canada Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 14, 2017 Leahy: USDA Economic Development Investments In Vermont This Year Now Top $222 Million Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Warren, Brown, Colleagues Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Proposed Cuts to EPA Threaten Public Health Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2017 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) To The FCC's Vote To Repeal Net Neutrality Protections Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 14, 2017 Leahy-Authored Farm Bill Provision Nets Millions For Northeast Kingdom Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats Call on Secretary DeVos to Protect Students' Civil Rights Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Not to Restrict Gun Violence Research in Appropriations Package Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2017 Why Budget Parity Matters: The Need For Investing Equally In Our Military and Our Communities Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2017 Tax Conference Committee Statement Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Don't Kill Net Neutrality Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2017 Trump's DOD Unprepared for Climate Adaptation, Rejected Recommendations for Improvement Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Urge Bipartisan Budget Negotiations & Forgo Partisan Funding Bill That Would Underfund Efforts To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Security Agencies like the FBI, Cancer Research, Veterans Healthcare, Rural Infrastructure & More Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Abandon Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Citing Unknown Impacts on Students and Schools, Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Delay of Net Neutrality Decision Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Citing Unknown Impacts on Students and Schools, Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Delay of Net Neutrality Decision Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to Ms. Kathleen Hartnett White, Texas Public Policy Foundation - CEQ Nominee to Submit New and Original Answers Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Abandon Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader - Urge Bipartisan Budget Negotiations & Forgo Partisan Funding Bill That Would Underfund Efforts To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Security Agencies like the FBI, Cancer Research, Veterans Healthcare, Rural Infrastructure & More Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2017 Sanders Statement on Government Spending Deadline Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Dec. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Delay Vote on Net Neutrality Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 8, 2017 Letter to Republican Conferees - Ahead of the Start of Negotiations on Republican Tax Plan, Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Open & Transparent Process Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the Hon. Ron Wyden, Ranking Member, the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member - Protect k-12, Higher Education in Tax Reform Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Statement On A Continuing Resolution Through December 22, 2017 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Sanders Statement on Tax Reform Conference Committee Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Appropriations Vice Chairman Leahy's Statement On A Continuing Resolution Through December 22 Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Extend CHIP Funding Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, and the Hon Nita M. Lowey - Ensure 2020 Census Can Count Everyone Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Tom Udall, Ranking Member - Defend EPA Watchdog Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2017 Sanders Statement on Franken Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2017 Representatives Price, Welch, Yarmuth, Lee and Blumenauer Issue Joint Statement on Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2017 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On Senator Al Franken Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 6, 2017 Comment Of Senator Leahy On President Trump's Decision On The U.S. Embassy In Israel Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
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