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Burlington Applauds Expansion Of Online Auto Marketer
Friday, 06/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Senator Patrick Leahy joined city leaders in Burlington Friday to celebrate the expansion of Dealer.com, a web-based company that provides global marketing solutions for the automotive industry.
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Leahy Calls For Weiner To Step Down
Thursday, 06/09/11
Sen. Patrick Leahy says he thinks a resignation by New York Congressman Anthony Weiner would be in the best interests of his constituents and the U.S. House.
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Leahy -Grassley Fraud Bill Advances
Friday, 05/20/11
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is lauding passage by the Senate Judiciary Committee of legislation he coauthored with Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley to strengthen law enforcement's efforts to investigate and prosecute fraud.
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Delegation Won't See Bin Laden Photos
Friday, 05/13/11
All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation say they have no interest in seeing graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.
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Leahy Supports Decision Not To Release Bin Laden Photo
Friday, 05/06/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he understands why President Obama has decided not to release photographs of slain terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. The President says releasing the photographs could incite violence in some parts of the world, and provide a propaganda tool for terrorists that could endanger U.S. troops.
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Leahy Calls For Review Of Pakistan Aid
Thursday, 05/05/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is calling for a complete review of foreign aid to Pakistan. Leahy says he wants to be certain that Pakistan is a strong ally of the United States in the war on terrorism.  Leahy's decision is significant because he's the chairman of the Senate subcommittee that distributes foreign aid.
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Vermont Delegation Warns Of Shutdown Consequences
Thursday, 04/07/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's congressional delegation is speaking out about the possibility of a federal government shutdown.
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Law School To Host Health Reform Forum
Tuesday, 03/29/11
Senator Patrick Leahy is recommending a Bellows Falls man to President Barack Obama for appointment to a federal agency that could have a role in cleaning up the nation's financial markets.
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Leahy, Welch Commemorate Peace Corps Anniversary
Tuesday, 03/22/11
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch are in Haiti today as part of a trip to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps.
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Leahy, Welch Cautiously Support Libya Action
Monday, 03/21/11
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy says it's important that the military offensive in Libya has the backing of the U.N. and the Arab League. Congressman Peter Welch doesn't want to see the U.S. drawn too deeply into the conflict.
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Leahy Says U.S. Aid To Egypt Will Depend On Stability
Friday, 02/11/11
By Ross Sneyd
Both of Vermont's U-S senators cheered the revolution in Egypt. But Senator Patrick Leahy says he'll want to see calm return to the Middle East before he'll consider more U.S. aid.
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Congressional Update From Peter Welch
Friday, 02/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
Representative Peter Welch discusses dairy pricing, the political climate in Washington and other issues. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy talks about the explosive events in Egypt. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Leahy Calls For Civility In Political Debate
Monday, 01/24/11
The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords two weeks ago in Tucson has sparked a national debate about civility in politics.
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Leahy Dismayed At Failure Of 'Don't Ask' Repeal
Friday, 12/10/10
Senator Patrick Leahy says it's regrettable that the Senate failed to muster the votes to break a Republican filibuster blocking repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gay troops from serving openly in the military.
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Vermont Delegation Unhappy With Obama's Tax Deal
Tuesday, 12/07/10
By Ross Sneyd
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation are angry with President Obama for the tax cut deal he brokered with Republicans.
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Leahy Says It's Time To Vote On DADT
Monday, 12/06/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy favors repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" law. And he says it's time for senators to vote.
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The Lame Duck Session Of Congress
Friday, 12/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch discusses the issues the lame duck session of Congress will address. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy discusses a new study from the Pentagon regarding the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy. And, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Leahy Concerned Leaked Cables Could Jeopardize Safety
Wednesday, 12/01/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he's concerned that the release of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks could jeopardize the lives of people in Iraq and Afghanistan who've helped the U.S.
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Leahy Wants Congress To Study Issue Of Full Body Scans
Friday, 11/19/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says the federal Transportation Security Administration has moved too quickly installing full body scan machines at airports across the country.
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Leahy Says Bush Tax Cuts Won't Affect Most Small Businesses
Friday, 11/19/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says tax breaks for incomes over $250,000 won't affect half of small business owners by any means.
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Sen. Leahy Prepares For New Session
Friday, 11/19/10
By Bob Kinzel
The new congressional session begins in January, but the lame duck session is underway and several policy issues are still being actively debated.
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Senate Race Draws McCain To Vermont As Britton, Leahy Debate
Tuesday, 10/19/10
By John Dillon
The first debate between incumbent Senator Patrick Leahy and his Republican challenger Len Britton highlighted differences on government spending and health care reform. The Senate race also drew a high-profile endorsement from Arizona senator John McCain, who said Vermont needs a change in Washington.
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U.S. Senate Debate
Tuesday, 10/19/10
By Jane Lindholm
The major party candidates for the U.S. Senate - Democratic incumbent Patrick Leahy and Republican challenger Len Britton - debate their positions on health care reform, the economy and Afghanistan.  
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Leahy Takes Dubie To Task For Ads
Tuesday, 10/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is getting directly involved in this year's race for governor, and he's accusing Brian Dubie of running a "smear campaign" against Peter Shumlin.
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Leahy, Sanders Push For Reform Of Senate Filibuster Rules
Wednesday, 09/29/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders say they'll support efforts to reform the filibuster rules of the U.S. Senate, because they think Republicans have grossly misused the procedure to block consideration of important legislation in the past year.
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