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Jun 27, 2014, 11:00 ET

Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To The White House Announcement Of Changes To U.S. Landmine Policy

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., President Pro Tempore, and chairman of the State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee) has long been the...

Jan 31, 2014, 15:58 ET

Leahy Reaction To State Department's Final EIS On Keystone XL Pipeline

 Following is the reaction of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senate President Pro Tempore and chairman of the Appropriations Committee's State...

Jan 16, 2014, 15:56 ET

Leahy, Sensenbrenner, Conyers Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Introduction Of Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act

 Following the bipartisan tradition of the Voting Rights Act, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) joined with Congressman...

Aug 15, 2013, 12:21 ET

Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Developments In Egypt

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is chairman of the Senate's State Department and Foreign Operations panel of the Appropriations Committee and author of...

Jul 23, 2013, 17:50 ET

Senate Panel OKs Leahy-Graham-Coats Amendment to Sanction Afghan Government if Exit Taxes Are Imposed as U.S. Withdraws Supplies

A Senate panel Tuesday voted to invoke steep cuts on U.S. aid to the Afghan Government if the Karzai administration continues to insist on exit...

Jul 03, 2013, 17:38 ET

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Chairman of the Budget Committee for the State Department and Foreign Assistance) on the Military Takeover in Egypt

"The Morsi government has been a great disappointment to the people of Egypt, and to all who wish Egypt a successful transition to responsive,...

Feb 04, 2013, 20:21 ET

Leahy Embassy Security Bill Passes Senate

The U.S. Senate Monday night approved legislation authored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to transfer surplus funds for Iraq to U.S. embassy...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:54 ET
Nov 29, 2012, 08:43 ET

Leahy And Police Groups Mark Million-Vest Milestone For Leahy-Authored Bulletproof Vest Grant Program

 Representatives of rank-and-file police and sheriff's officers this week joined Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and...

Oct 22, 2012, 14:58 ET

Leahy Participates in Opening of Major New Industrial Park in Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti

 Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday is visiting Haiti with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and others for...

Sep 12, 2012, 12:37 ET

Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Attack On U.S. Consulate In Libya

 Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman, State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, of the...

Jun 27, 2012, 16:23 ET

Leahy: In Wake of Ethiopia's Verdict on Eskinder Nega, Time to Put U.S. Values Over U.S. Aid to a Government That Misuses The Law to Silence Its Critics

Following is the reaction of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Senate...

Jun 15, 2012, 15:17 ET

Senator Leahy: Egypt's Rulers Are Throwing The Transition Into Question

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is the author of the new conditions on U.S. military aid to...

May 11, 2012, 16:58 ET

Leahy: Arms Sale To Bahrain 'Sends Wrong Message'

 Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State and Foreign Operations.  He is the author...

Apr 26, 2012, 17:41 ET

Leahy: Taylor Conviction Shows That The World Can Hunt Down War Criminals And Bring Them To Justice

A UN-backed tribunal Thursday convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity...

Mar 01, 2012, 15:30 ET

Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy on the Egyptian Government's Release of U.S. NGO Workers

Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy on the Egyptian Government's Release of U.S. NGO Workers Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the...

Feb 15, 2012, 13:51 ET

Leahy, Author of U.S. Organic Program, Hails Historic U.S.-E.U. Agreement on Organic Trade

In another historic breakthrough for the burgeoning organic sector of American agriculture, the United States and the European Union Wednesday...

Feb 10, 2012, 12:34 ET

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy on White House's Modification of Contraceptive Coverage Under Health Insurance Reform

Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the White House's modification of contraceptive coverage under health insurance...

Feb 03, 2012, 11:54 ET

Leahy Ties Egyptian NGO Raids To U.S. Aid

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations)...

Jan 17, 2012, 17:53 ET

Pressed by Leahy to Update Bat Mortality Figure, Agency Announces Five-Fold Increase in Estimate of Bats Killed by White-Nose Syndrome

At the urging of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a federal agency Tuesday updated and greatly increased its estimate of bat mortality from...