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Date Title Officials Location
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. 10, 2018 Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Statement On Budget Negotiations Sen. Patrick Leahy 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 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Condemn Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal Sen. Bernard Sanders 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 Sanders Statement on McConnell Effort to End Defense and Non-Defense Spending Parity Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
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. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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. 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. 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 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 Stephen Vaden, Principle Deputy General Counsel, USDA - Information on Senior Career Employee Reassignments at USDA Sen. Patrick Leahy 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 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 18, 2017 Report: Republican Tax Bill Hands 15 Corporations $236 Billion Tax Break Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 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 Sanders: Congress Must Not Break Until it Deals With Major Crises Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
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 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 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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 Trump's DOD Unprepared for Climate Adaptation, Rejected Recommendations for Improvement Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Don't Kill Net Neutrality 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. 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. 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 - Abandon Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules 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. 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 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. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Delay Vote on Net Neutrality 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 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 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. 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. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Protect Strong Fuel Economy Standards 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
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 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Extend Secure Rural School Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Appropriations Vice Chairman Leahy Statement At Subcommittee Hearing On Addressing The Opioid Crisis In America: Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Trump Administration Reinstate Birth Control Coverage for Millions of Women Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Murray and Cantwell Demand Trump Administration Reinstate Birth Control Coverage for Millions of Women Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Acting Inspector General - Call For Investigation Of Botched Fema Contracts For Hurricane Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Leahy Statement On The Election In Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 5, 2017 Sanders Statement on Trump's Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Leahy Statement Regarding the FCC's Rollback of Net Neutrality Protections Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 5, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Hearing on Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Sanders to Trump: Keep Your Promises to Protect Social Security and Medicare Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Nominate Aggressive Head of Consumer Watchdog Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Trump Tweets Aimed at Influencing Justice Department Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Nominate Aggressive Head of Consumer Watchdog Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO - Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2017 Sanders Challenges Trump to Reject GOP Plan to Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid Sen. Bernard Sanders Reading, PA
Dec. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, DOI Secretary - Strategy to Combat the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, the Hon. Chuck Schummer, the Hon. Paul Ryan, and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi - Commit to Responsible Budget Solution Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Senate Dems Urge Leadership to Protect Endangered Species Act in Spending Bill Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor to the President - Russia Disclosures Following Papadopoulos Revelations Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2017 Leahy Statement On The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, and Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Senators to Trump Administration: Reject Calls for New Nuclear Weapons Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2017 Sanders Statement on Motion to Proceed with Republican Tax Plan Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2017 Sanders Statement on Trump's Promotion of Anti-Muslim Videos Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Democrats Again Call on HHS to Explain Troubling Changes to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2017 Sanders, Colleagues Unveil Legislation to Rebuild Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Rep. Rohrabacher Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Continuation of Policy Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2017 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Paul Ryan, House Speaker - Sanders to Republicans: How Much Will You Cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to Pay for Tax Cuts? Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2017 Letter to the President - Bipartisan Group of 68 Members of Congress Call on Trump to Uphold Protections for African Elephants Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Elephant Trophy Decision Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Leahy Calls On Congress For Bipartisan Budget Deal Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 SUMMARY: FY 2018 Department Of Homeland Security Chairman's Mark Released Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Leahy Slams Border Wall Funding As "Bumper Sticker Budgeting" Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Federal Judge's Nationwide Injunction Blocking Trump Executive Order On "Sanctuary Jurisdictions" Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury - Cardin, Colleagues Write Mnuchin on SEC Oil, Gas, Mining Transparency Rule Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Durbin, Leahy Statement On FY18 Defense Appropriations Chairman's Mark Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
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