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Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony On Gun Bills
Friday, 03/15/13
By Jane Lindholm
Patrick Leahy talks with Vermont Edition about the four gun bills the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs is working on.
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Bill Would Protect Same-Sex, Bi-National Couples
Thursday, 02/14/13
More than a year after U.S. immigration authorities sought to split up a same-sex, bi-national couple living in Vermont, Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Susan Collins of Maine are pushing legislation to protect such couples.
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At Senate Gun Hearing, Leahy Calls For More Background Checks
Wednesday, 01/30/13
Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is overseeing a hearing on gun control Wednesday.
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Art Hounds: An Eye For History
Thursday, 01/24/13
Leahy's photographs, Femi Kuti at Lyndon and painted sculptures at Positive Pie.
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Leahy Hopeful For Passage Of Gun Control Measures
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he's hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive package of gun control restrictions including ban the sale of semi automatic assault weapons, closing the gun show loophole for background checks and limiting the capacity of gun magazines.
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After Leahy Rejects Appropriations Post, Will Federal Money Flow?
Monday, 01/07/13
By John Dillon
One of the most surprising political events of 2012 was Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy's decision not to become chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee. Leahy is the Senate's longest-serving member. In a system built on seniority, the Appropriations Committee chairmanship is usually considered the top prize.
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Leahy Hails Bill To Help With Rape DNA Tests
Wednesday, 01/02/13
Sen. Patrick Leahy is hailing Senate passage of legislation aimed at reducing the backlog of untested rape kits throughout the country.
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Leahy Supports Renewal Of Semi-Automatic Gun Ban
Friday, 12/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Patrick Leahy says he'll support a renewal of a ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons. He says he'll also back a plan to require background checks at all gun shows.
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Leahy Declines Powerful Appropriations Committee Chair
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By John Dillon
Sen. Patrick Leahy has decided not to become the chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. Leahy is the longest serving member of the Senate. He says he decided to remain as chair of the Judiciary Committee, and maintain his seniority on Appropriations.
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Leahy Is Sworn In As Senate President Pro Tem
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By John Dillon
Shortly before noon Tuesday, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy was sworn in the Senate President Pro Tempore.
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Leahy Becomes Most Senior Senator
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy has now become the senior most member of that chamber and he's in line to become the chairman of the Senate Appropriations committee.
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Vt. Delegation Ready To Let Payroll Tax Holiday Expire
Wednesday, 12/12/12
By Bob Kinzel
All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation may be ready to allow the so called "payroll tax holiday" to expire at the end of the year. That would boost tax burdens for middle income families.
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Leahy Sets Top Priorities For Lame Duck Session
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
One of Senator Patrick Leahy's top priorities in the current lame duck session of Congress is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
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Leahy Says He's Working On Deficit Reduction Plan
Saturday, 10/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he's working with a bipartisan group of senators to develop a compromise budget deficit plan that Congress can consider in the lame duck session after the November election.
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Leahy, Shumlin Critique President's Debate Performance
Friday, 10/05/12
By John Dillon
Leading Vermont Democrats say they hope President Barack Obama improves his performance in the presidential debates.
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Leahys Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Monday, 08/27/12
Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife, Marcelle, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend.
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Leahy Casts 14,000th Roll Call Vote
Thursday, 07/26/12
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy cast his 14,000th roll call vote Wednesday.
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Senators Testify Against Citizens United
Wednesday, 07/25/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A Senate Judiciary committee heard testimony Tuesday to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and to overhaul campaign finance reform.
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Leahy Checks Out New 'Batman' Movie
Monday, 07/16/12
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he was drawn to Batman's approach to crime-fighting because the Caped Crusader had no superpowers and used his intelligence.
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Leahy Appearance In 'Batman' Movie Will Raise Money In Vt.
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is renewing his fascination with the Caped Crusader by appearing in a scene in the next Batman movie. The movie "The Dark Knight Rises" will get its first public showing in Vermont.
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Leahy Says New Farm Bill Will Help Small Dairy Farmers
Friday, 04/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is optimistic that the new 5 year federal Farm Bill will include several provisions to help small dairy farmers stay in business. One provision will allow farmers to purchase insurance that will guarantee that they'll be able to recoup their production costs.
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Leahy Pushes Renewal Of Violence Against Women Act
Friday, 04/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Patrick Leahy is leading the effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, backing an amendment that would focus on domestic violence and rates of violence against teens.
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For Years, Vermonters Work Quietly To Focus Attention On Joseph Kony
Tuesday, 03/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
The viral video sweeping the Internet right now focuses on a Ugandan guerrilla leader named Joseph Kony who abducts African children and forces them to serve in his Lord's Resistance Army. Some Vermonters have been working behind the scenes for years to try to focus attention on this story.
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Leahy, Welch Say Travel Helps Them Shape Policy
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's congressional delegation has been on the move lately, traveling to other parts of the world where America has interests. They say their travel helps them craft foreign policy back in Washington. 
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Leahy, Welch Discuss Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch have both been abroad recently studying the U.S. role in Cuba and Haiti, and in the Middle East.
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