Patrick Leahy

Leahy And Other Democratic Senators Call On USA Hockey To Treat Women’s National Hockey Team Fairly

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 28, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, March 28, 2017) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and a group of other Democratic senators are raising several concerns about the inequitable treatment of U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team players. Their letter is addressed to the Executive Director […]

Citing Mounting Evidence Of Trump-Russia Ties, Leahy Renews Call for Independent Special Counsel

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 23, 2017 Press Contact David Carle: 202-224-3693 . . . Says On Senate Floor: “There is so much smoke here, it is getting hard to breathe.” WASHINGTON (Thursday, March 23, 2017) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) reiterated his call on Thursday for an independent investigation into Russian interference […]

Officials: Immigration enforcement could hurt agriculture

“These struggling farmers must worry about staying afloat with the prospect of losing their workforce without warning,” the congressional delegation and others wrote to ICE as three activists await deportation.

Leahy promises a fight over cuts to heating aid, other programs

The leader of the state’s largest community action agency described the Trump budget as being “like one amputation after another.”

Leahy will not vote for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

The Vermont senator does not support Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, which would effectively block a full Senate vote.

Vermont congressional delegation blasts Trump at town hall meeting in Hardwick

Sanders said depriving an elderly person in Vermont a hot meal in order to give more tax breaks to billionaires is “a sick mentality.”

Paris negotiator: Climate change deal will hold up under GOP pressure

Todd Stern predicted that vehicle emissions standards would be rolled back, utility sector rules would be weakened and regulations on the emission of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, would be eliminated.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee deflects Senate questions about abortion, voting rights

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reiterated her concern that Neil Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Gorsuch tersely replied, “No one is looking to return us to horse-and-buggy days.”

Gorsuch declares independence from political pressure

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday that the interests promoting Neil Gorsuch’s nomination have an agenda. “They’re confident you share their agenda,” he told the nominee.

Leahy: Revision Military Wins $98 Million Contract For Advance Combat Helmet Generation II

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 21, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Leahy: Revision Military Wins $98 Million Contract For Advance Combat Helmet Generation II . . . Leahy Notes The Implications For Revision Military Newport (TUESDAY, March 21, 2017) – In a development with direct implications for future work at Revision Military […]

UPDATED: Vermont delegation, protesters decry arrests of undocumented immigrants

Leahy, Sanders and Welch lambaste Trump administration for not focusing on “removing those people who pose a threat to public safety or national security.”

Vermont congressional delegation to hold town meeting Saturday in Hardwick

Vermont’s congressional delegation will hold a joint town meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., will hold the forum to discuss a wide array of issues with constituents. In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch […]

Senators draw battle lines over Gorsuch nomination

Leahy: “I do not know of any other Supreme Court nominee who was selected by special interest groups rather than by a president in consultation with the Senate.”

Leahy Slams President Trump for Rolling Back EPA Auto Fuel Economy Standards

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 15, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, On President Trump’s Announced Rollback Of EPA Fuel Economy Standards “This is another giant step backward in President Trump’s race to the bottom, environmentally and economically. After President Obama’s actions saved the American […]