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Leahy Wants Visas Expanded To Dairy Workers
Wednesday, 09/29/10
Sen. Patrick Leahy has introduced legislation that would allow dairy farmers to use a visa program to hire seasonal foreign workers.
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Leahy 'Very Disappointed' Over GOP Filibuster
Tuesday, 09/21/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he's very disappointed that Senate Republicans have blocked a vote on whether gay people can serve openly in the military.
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Republican Len Britton Bucks Party On Some 'Hot Button' Issues
Thursday, 09/02/10
By Bob Kinzel
The race between Republican U.S. Senate candidate Len Britton and Democratic senator Patrick Leahy is playing out a little differently from elsewhere around the country, where Republican candidates have been challenging incumbent Democrats on a variety of "hot button" issues.
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Leahy Defends New York Mosque
Monday, 08/23/10
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is defending the right of a Muslim-American group to establish a community center in lower Manhattan.
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Rutland Airport Gets new Federal Funding
Friday, 08/20/10
By Neal Charnoff
Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch have secured $925,000 in federal funding for the Rutland Regional Airport. 
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Leahy Praises Confirmation Recommendation For Kagan
Tuesday, 07/20/10
By Ross Sneyd
The Senate Judiciary Committee led by Sen. Patrick Leahy has recommended the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
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Senators Back Dairy Supply Management
Monday, 07/12/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's two U.S. senators are backing legislation that would stabilize dairy prices through a system designed to curb over-production of milk.
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Leahy Asks Capitol Police To Investigate Hoax Email
Tuesday, 07/06/10
By John Dillon
Senator Patrick Leahy has asked Capitol Police to investigate a hoax email that falsely reported that the senator died today. Leahy joked about the bogus report. But he says it's a serious issue when someone spreads false information with a message that looks official.
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Senators Vote To Confirm Petraeus
Thursday, 07/01/10
By Bob Kinzel
Both of Vermont's U.S. Senators have voted to confirm General David Petraeus as the country's new military commander in Afghanistan.  The vote in the Senate was unanimous.
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Leahy In Spotlight As Kagan Hearing Gets Underway
Monday, 06/28/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is once again in the national spotlight as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee. The panel has just opened its confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
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Senate Democratic Candidate Dan Freilich
Friday, 06/25/10
By Bob Kinzel
Bob Kinzel talks with Naval Physician Dan Freilich, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.
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Leahy: Crack Down On Risky Drilling Practices
Friday, 06/25/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he wants to crack down on oil company executives who knowingly take short cuts on drilling projects that result in oil spills.
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U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Freilich
Friday, 06/25/10
By Bob Kinzel
Naval Physician Dan Freilich is challenging Senator Patrick Leahy in the Democratic primary. Freilich discusses his views on health care, national security and the other issues that define his campaign.
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Senators Support EPA Regulation Of Greenhouse Gases
Friday, 06/11/10
By Bob Kinzel
Both of Vermont's U.S. senators joined a majority of their colleagues in voting against a plan to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
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Leahy Supports Lifting Big Oil Liability Cap
Friday, 06/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is sponsoring legislation that would lift the cap on liability damages for big oil companies found to be responsible for major spills.
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Senator Patrick Leahy On Key Issues
Friday, 06/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Senator Patrick Leahy about the upcoming confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, his views on the response to the Gulf oil spill and other issues.
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Morses Line Border Crossing Will Close
Thursday, 06/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
A northern Vermont farm family has succeeded in its struggle against the federal government. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a border crossing in tiny Morses Line not only won't be expanded, it'll close.
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Senator Patrick Leahy
Friday, 06/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy will be at the forefront of the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings. He discusses the upcoming hearings and the Obama administration's response to the Gulf oil spil.
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Leahy Wants Feds To Take Over Oil Spill Efforts
Tuesday, 05/25/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says the federal government should take over the effort to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Leahy says BP has failed to deal with the environmental catastrophe.
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The Anti-Incumbent Wave
Friday, 05/21/10
By Bob Kinzel
Middlebury College political science professor emeritus Eric Davis examines how the anti-incumbent trend could influence some of Vermont's primary and general election races.
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Leahy Urges U.S. To Sign Landmine Treaty
Tuesday, 05/18/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy is stepping up his efforts to persuade President Obama to sign an international treaty to ban the production and use of landmines. Leahy says it would help re-establish the country's moral standing throughout the world.
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Leahy Expects August Supreme Court Confirmation
Tuesday, 05/11/10
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy will be at the center of the debate this summer about whether Elena Kagan should be confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Game Wardens On The Job
Monday, 05/10/10
By Jane Lindholm
The job of state game wardens may be more about managing people than managing animals. We discuss the law enforcement work of game wardens. Also, Senator Patrick Leahy on the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan.  And an update from VPR's Bob Kinzel on the Legislature's work over the weekend.
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Leahy Favors Speedy Confirmation Process
Thursday, 04/22/10
By Ross Sneyd
President Obama has begun reaching out to senators as he considers a nominee to the Supreme Court. On Wednesday Senator Patrick Leahy joined three other senators at the White House for a meeting with the president.
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Voices In The Week's News: April 16, 2010
Friday, 04/16/10
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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