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Dec 06, 2016, 01:34 ET WEDNESDAY: Sen. Leahy, Rep. Emmer And Bipartisan Congressional Coalition Hosts Cuban Entrepreneurs At News Conference On Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, December 7, at 12 Noon, four Cuban private business owners will join U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.),...


Jun 02, 2016, 04:52 ET Senator Leahy, On Justice In Honduras, And The U.S. Contribution To The Support Mission Against Corruption And Impunity In Honduras (MACCIH)

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


Mar 22, 2016, 12:38 ET Senator Patrick Leahy Comments On The President's Address To The Cuban People

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is part of the President's U.S. delegation in Cuba. Leahy is the ranking member of the State Department and Foreign...


Mar 22, 2016, 11:05 ET Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Terror Attacks In Brussels Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is in Havana with the President's delegation. Leahy, ranking member of the Senate's State Department and Foreign...


Mar 03, 2016, 12:52 ET Senator Patrick Leahy Decries The Assassination In Honduras Of Berta Caceres

Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., Ranking Member, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee On The State Department And Foreign...


Mar 03, 2016, 02:48 ET Sens. Leahy and McCain and Reps. Lance and Quigley Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Open Taxpayer-Funded Congressional Research Reports To The Public

Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Representatives Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) on Thursday introduced...


Mar 01, 2016, 03:40 ET Leahy: Bipartisan Senate-House Coalition Introduces Bill To Facilitate U.S. Preclearance Operations In Canada, To Expedite U.S.-Canada Travel And Commerce

Bipartisan legislation to increase national security and facilitate travel and commerce between the United States and Canada was introduced Tuesday...


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 leading ...


Jan 31, 2014, 03:58 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, 03:56 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 Jim...


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, 05:50 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 fees...


Jul 03, 2013, 05:38 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, 08:21 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 Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On House Stripping Of The Leahy Embassy Security Amendment, Which Would Transfer Unused, Previously Appropriated Funds For Iraq, To Security Needs Identified In The Post-Benghazi Review

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


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 Senator ...


Oct 22, 2012, 02:58 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 the...


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 Appropriations...


Jun 27, 2012, 04:23 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, 03:17 ET Senator Leahy: Egypt's Rulers Are Throwing The Transition Into Question

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is the author of the new conditions on U.S. military aid to Egypt. Secretary Clinton earlier this year invoked the...


May 11, 2012, 04:58 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 of the Leahy ...


Apr 26, 2012, 05:41 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 – the...


Mar 01, 2012, 03:30 ET Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy on the Egyptian Government's Release of U.S. NGO Workers

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee's budget panel for the State Department and foreign operations, is the...


Feb 15, 2012, 01:51 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...