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Leahy's Vermont Office Receives Suspicious Letter
Thursday, 02/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington police say a letter carrying a powdery substance that was delivered to Senator Patrick Leahy's Burlington office on Thursday is harmless.
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Leahy Pushes Domestic Violence Legislation
Tuesday, 02/14/12
Senator Patrick Leahy is pushing legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
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Leahy Says PIPA Concerns Unfounded
Thursday, 01/19/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Senator Patrick Leahy says the concerns he's heard from Wikipedia, Google, Facebook and others are unfounded based on what his bill really aims to accomplish.
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Senators Says Pipeline Rejection Warranted
Thursday, 01/19/12
Vermont's congressional delegation is cheering President  Barack Obama's decision to reject a proposed pipeline to bring Canadian oil to the United States.
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Senators Say Lake Champlain Gauges Funded
Monday, 01/16/12
Senators from Vermont and New York say funding for flood gauges in the Lake Champlain basin has been secured.
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Leahy Chief Of Staff To Join President Obama's Team
Friday, 01/13/12
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy's office says chief of staff Ed Pagano is leaving to join the White House.
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Leahy Drops Domain Name Terms Of Internet Piracy Bill
Thursday, 01/12/12
By Patti Daniels
Senator Patrick Leahy is the sponsor of a controversial bill that aims to prevent Internet piracy - the problem of rogue websites distributing copyrighted data that they don't own.
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Senator Leahy Defends PIPA, Defense Authorization
Thursday, 01/12/12
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Patrick Leahy is our guest to discuss his bill on Internet piracy, federal funds for Tropical Storm Irene recovery, and changes to the National Guard.
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Leahy, Sanders Want To Extend, Expand Payroll Tax Cut
Tuesday, 11/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
Both of Vermont's U.S. senators say extending and expanding a payroll tax cut is a good way to help stimulate the national economy.
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Senate Votes To Expand Joint Chiefs Of Staff
Tuesday, 11/29/11
By Ross Sneyd
The U.S. Senate has voted to expand the Joint Chiefs of Staff to include the National Guard despite the opposition of the current chairman and service chiefs.
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Leahy: Cameras Should Be Allowed In Supreme Court
Tuesday, 11/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says the time has come for the U.S. Supreme Court to televise its proceedings. Leahy is sponsoring legislation that would allow the chief justice to permit cameras in the court.
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Leahy Wants Congress To Vote On Supercommittee Ideas
Monday, 11/21/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he's disappointed that a Congressional supercommittee failed to develop a plan for reducing the federal budget deficit.
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Sanders Differs With Leahy, Welch On Deficit Deal
Wednesday, 11/16/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders says Democrats should reject any deficit reduction deal if it cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Sanders says that would allow Democrats to frame the 2012 election debates.
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Leahy Hopes Occupy Movement Plays Role In 2012 Elections
Monday, 10/31/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he hopes protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States will play a prominent role in the 2012 elections.
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Senator Patrick Leahy
Friday, 10/28/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy discusses the work of the Congressional super committee, Legislature economist Tom Kavet looks at the state's revenue picture and we listen to the voices in the news.
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Sanders, Leahy Say Flood Recovery Funding In Jeopardy
Monday, 09/26/11
By Ross Sneyd
Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy headed back to Washington on Monay. Vermont's two senators are scheduled to rejoin the ongoing debate over how to pay for federal disaster relief.
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Leahy Calls For War Tax
Wednesday, 08/17/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is calling on members of the Congressional debt reduction super committee to include a war tax to pay for U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan in their final package. Leahy says the wars were never paid for and have cost the American people several trillions in additional debt.
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Mid-Summer Garden Show
Friday, 07/22/11
By Jane Lindholm
Peony problems, compost conundrums, and dandelion dilemmas? Garden expert Charlie Nardozzi joins us live to answer your questions.
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Leahy Hails Obama Endorsement Of Marriage Bill
Wednesday, 07/20/11
By Ross Sneyd
Sen. Patrick Leahy is hailing President Barack Obama's support for legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and have the federal government grant legal recognition to married same-sex couples.
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Leahy Seeks Support For DOMA Repeal
Thursday, 07/14/11
Senator Patrick Leahy is looking for public support for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Leahy Wants New Tax Revenue In Debt Ceiling Deal
Friday, 07/01/11
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Patrick Leahy wants President Obama to insist that any deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling includes new tax revenue. Leahy says Republicans should compromise to support a plan to close tax loopholes for oil and gas companies.
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Welch Wants Faster Troop Withdrawal
Thursday, 06/23/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all released statements saying they would like to see the president bring home troops from Afghanistan sooner and faster. Obama To Troops: Afghan Withdrawal To Be Gradual Comment: What do you think of Obama's plan?
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Leahy Says Ruling Shows Activist Court Majority At Work
Tuesday, 06/21/11
Sen. Patrick Leahy says a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Wal-Mart in a sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of female employees makes it harder to hold corporations accountable under the country's civil rights laws.
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Leahy, Sanders Hail Vote To End Ethanol Subsidies
Friday, 06/17/11
A watershed moment for deficit reduction and energy policy. That's the way Vermont's senior U.S. Senator is describing a vote in that body on Thursday to end ethanol tax subsidies. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the subsidies are costing taxpayers more than $5 billion a year.
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First Lady To Meet With Guard Soldiers
Tuesday, 06/14/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont National Guard says it's thrilled that First Lady Michelle Obama will meet with Vermont soldiers when she visits the state later this month.
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