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Sanders warns: Trump leading nation toward authoritarianism

Bernie Sanders says U.S. efforts to promote democracy abroad could be hurt by the Trump administration’s authoritarian tendencies.

Welch to Trump: Draft executive order betrays Americans

News Release — Rep. Peter Walsh June 22, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch, Cummings to Trump: Draft Executive Order Betrays Working Americans Reeling from Exorbitant Drug Price Increases Washington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to President Trump in reaction to press reports that he […]

Sanders prepared remarks on authoritarianism

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 22, 2017 Contact: [email protected] EMBARGOED UNTIL 11 A.M. TODAY WASHINGTON, June 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver the following remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday morning: It is a pleasure for me to be here today at the Carnegie Endowment for International […]

Leahy and congressional leaders lay out case for compelling Trump to obey clause

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 20, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Leahy And Other Congressional Leaders Lay Out Constitutional Case For Compelling President Trump To Obey Anti-Corruption Foreign Emoluments Clause . . . In the week since nearly 200 Members of Congress filed a complaint to compel President Trump to comply with the Constitution, public […]

Delegation joins constitutional lawsuit against Trump

The suit accuses him of violating the Constitution with his foreign business dealings. A sitting president has never faced a challenge in court under the so-called emoluments clause.

Leahy decries Trump travel restrictions to Cuba

Vermont’s senior senator said Trump is taking “a swipe at Americans’ freedom to travel, at our national interest, and at the people of Cuba who yearn to reconnect with us – all just to score a political favor.”

Bob Stannard: A reflection of Christian values

We have strived to be a nation of laws and to maintain a bright line between religion and politics. Today that line is blurred at best and might be entirely dissolved.

Margolis: The hostility gulf between left and right

Bernie Sanders’ statements can be criticized as bad policy, unrealistic, even downright silly. But it is all but impossible to find a sentence that could be interpreted as encouraging shooting people.

Leahy miffed at Sessions for ducking committee appearance

Sen. Patrick Leahy is taking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to task for failing to testify about the Justice Department budget. Leahy wants to ask about Sessions’ contacts with Russian officials.

Comey: Trump offered ‘lies, plain and simple’ about FBI

The fired former director, appearing before a congressional committee Thursday, also offered details of how he says the president sought to obstruct a probe related to Russia’s role in the election.

Leahy Comments on Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 6, 2017 Media Contact David Carle 202-224-3693 Comments Of Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy At A Democratic Leadership News Conference On The President’s Infrastructure Proposals WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, June 6, 2017) — Following are Senator Patrick Leahy’s remarks for a news conference in the Capitol Tuesday with Senate […]

Weinberger Affirms Burlington’s Commitment to Paris Agreement

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger June 5, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Weinberger Joins Open Letter to International Community and Parties to the Paris Agreement Stating “We Are Still In;” Affirms City of Burlington’s Commitment to Paris Agreement Goals Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement announcing he has joined […]

Donovan says he’ll uphold climate accord’s goals

Attorney General TJ Donovan said he has joined 18 other attorneys general in support of the international climate pact that President Donald Trump pulled out of last week. The Paris Agreement, as the compact is known, was signed by nearly every country in the world in December 2015. It aims to prevent carbon dioxide pollution […]

Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy on 2018 Budget for the Department of Education

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 6, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Opening Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Department of Education Witness: Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos […]