Patrick Leahy

Support unclear, GOP leaders vow vote on Obamacare repeal

It appears to have lost more Senate backers than it can afford. Repeal “makes for a great sound bite if you don’t actually have to do anything,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said. Bernie Sanders promised his own plan.

With $5.2M on hand, Sanders outpaces rest of delegation in election fundraising

Senate incumbents in contested races in other states have war chests of $3 million to $5 million. Sanders has not had a viable rival since 2006.

Vermont Republicans join Democrats to oppose health care bill

Gov. Phil Scott joined the state’s congressional delegation and Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Leahy: Vermont to receive grant to fight white nose syndrome

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 17, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Leahy: Vermont Is Among States Receiving Grants To Fight Bat-Killing White Nose Syndrome (MONDAY, July 17, 2017) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says that the State of Vermont’s Department of Fish and Wildlife will receive a grant of $30,000 to […]

PTSD center in White River Junction poised for full funding

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved $40 million for the national center, the same level as the current year. The Trump administration had requested $19.7 million.

Leahy urges Drug Enforcement Administration to lower opioid quotas

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 11, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Leahy Joins Durbin And Other Senators In Urging DEA To Lower Opioid Quotas To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse . . . After years of the agency allowing skyrocketing opioid production, senators call on DEA to again heed their request to lower […]

Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats offer amendment for veterans

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 13, 2017 Contact: Jay Tilton 202-224-2667 Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats Offer $1.6 Billion Amendment To Care For Nation’s Veterans . . . Amendment is the first a series to be offered by Committee Democrats to highlight what Congress should be doing to invest in the American people. . […]

Leahy reaction to latest health care plan

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 13, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To The Latest Trumpcare Plan From Senate Republican Leaders Senate Trumpcare 2.0 is just as bad as earlier versions and in some ways is worse. This remains a stumbling, shameful and craven exercise to pass a […]

Leahy White River Junction Veterans Affairs facility approved

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 13, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Leahy Notches Budget Win For White River Junction VA Facility As Appropriations Committee Approves VA Appropriations Bill WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, June 13, 2017) – The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved legislation to fund the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA), staving off “devastating” cuts […]

The Deeper Dig: The Trump budget threat

On this week’s podcast, Jasper Craven explains how federally funded programs in Vermont could see major cuts under the president’s budget proposals.

Leahy statement on military construction and veterans affairs

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 12, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Statement Of Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On the FY 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Good Morning Chairman Cochran and members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here and look […]

Lawmakers press FBI pick on Russian meddling, Trump loyalty

“Unless something extraordinary came out of here that I’m not anticipating, I would expect to support” nominee Christopher Wray, said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

Revision gets $98 million military helmet contract

The Newport-based company will manufacture up to 293,870 Army combat helmets through 2022.

Leahy statement on Condos’ efforts to protect voter files

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 5, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Vermont Secretary Of State Condos’ Efforts To Do All He Can To Protect Voter Files Requested By President Trump’s Sham Commission On Voting And Elections MIDDLESEX, Vt. (WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017) — Senator Patrick […]