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U.S. Senate Candidate Len Britton
Friday, 04/16/10
By Bob Kinzel
Taftsville businessman Len Britton is seeking to unseat six-term Senator Patrick Leahy. He discusses the issues that are his top priority in this race with Bob Kinzel.
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VPR News
Leahy Prepares For Starring Role In Court Confirmation
Thursday, 04/15/10
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy will head to the White House next week with other Senate leaders to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy with President Obama.
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Leahy To Oversee Hearings On Stevens Replacement
Friday, 04/09/10
By John Dillon
Senator Patrick Leahy will be in charge of the Senate Judiciary Committee when it holds hearings on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced his plans to retire.
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Leahy Challengers Oppose Health Care Reform Bill
Wednesday, 03/31/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy's vote for the health care reform bill has drawn criticism from his two challengers in this year's U.S. Senate race, but for different reasons.
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Leahy Supports Change To Senate Filibuster Rule
Friday, 03/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says he supports efforts to change the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate, in order to make it harder for senators to block consideration of important bills.
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Vermont Edition
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Friday, 03/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
Campaign finance reform, the federal health care bill and how to approach terrorist detainee trials are among the topics we'll discuss with Sen. Leahy. 
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Medical Training Program Gets $1.7 million
Tuesday, 03/09/10
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Patrick Leahy has helped Fletcher Allen hospital get $1.7 million to pay for advanced medical simulations. The money has helped train National Guard medics for their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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VPR News
Foreign Worker Proposal Excludes Dairy Farmers
Friday, 02/12/10
By Ross Sneyd
The U.S. Labor Department has proposed new rules that would permit foreigners to work in American agricultural industries. But the proposal does not include dairy workers. And Senator Patrick Leahy says that's a major shortcoming because foreign labor is needed on dairy farms.
VPR News
Leahy Has $2.7 Million So Far For Re-Election
Tuesday, 02/02/10
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has a big lead in fundraising as he seeks his seventh term. So far he's facing two opponents.
VPR News
Leahy Says Health Care Bill Is Step-Forward
Monday, 12/21/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
The first hurdle for reforming health care was cleared in the senate today, with lawmakers gathering for procedural voting in the nation's Capitol at one in the morning. Vermont's senior Senator Patrick Leahy pushed for a $250 million increase Medicaid funds for Vermont. He joined VPR's Mitch Wertlieb this morning to talk about the vote. 
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Obama Signs Bill To Increase Weight Limits
Thursday, 12/17/09
A bill that temporarily increases the weight limit on Vermont's interstate highways for one year was signed by President Barack Obama yesterday.
VPR News
Farmers Worried About Immigration Fines
Tuesday, 12/15/09
By John Dillon
Vermont dairy farmers are waiting to find out if they'll face fines or enforcement action after a federal immigration crackdown was launched last month. Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy wants to change federal labor rules to allow farmers to employ migrant workers.
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Money for airport, Lake Champlain in spending bill
Monday, 12/14/09
Money for the Burlington airport, affordable housing projects and a drug task force in Vermont and 6-million-dollars for the cleanup of Lake Champlain have been included in spending bills passed by Congress. Money for the Burlington airport, affordable housing projects and a drug task force in Vermont and $6 million for the cleanup of Lake Champlain have been included in spending bills passed by Congress.
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Feds Could Raise Weight Limits On Vt. Interstates
Thursday, 12/10/09
The federal government is lifting weight limits for trucks on Vermont's interstate highways as part of a pilot program.
VPR News
VT Edition: Patrick Leahy On Troop Deployment
Friday, 12/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Senator Patrick Leahy about his reaction to President Obama's request for 30,000 additional troops for Afghanistan.
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Vermont Edition
Tax Commissioner Richard Westman
Friday, 12/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
It's likely the state-wide property tax rate will go up for the first time since 1997. Tax commissioner Richard Westman discusses the reasons for the increase and his concerns for the future.
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Leahy Criticizes Obama Landmine Policy
Wednesday, 12/02/09
By Bob Kinzel
Speaking on the Senate floor, Leahy said he's disappointed that the administration has decided not to join an international treaty to ban the use of land mines.
VPR News
Republican Businessman From Pomfret Launches GOP Campaign For U.S. Senate
Monday, 11/30/09
By Ross Sneyd
A Republican businessman from Pomfret has entered the race to challenge Senator Patrick Leahy's re-election.
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Leahy Touts Senate Health Overhaul Bill For Consumer Protection
Monday, 10/19/09
Senator Patrick Leahy wants to use the Senate's health overhaul bill to revoke the anti-trust exemption that most health insurance companies enjoy.
Vermont Edition
Newsman Marselis Parsons Retires
Friday, 10/16/09
By Bob Kinzel
Television news anchor Marselis Parsons retires this week from WCAX-TV. He discusses the changes in jurnalism over his 42 years on the air. Also, Sen. Patrick Leahy talks with VPR's Bob Kinzel about the role of anti-trust laws in the health insurance industry.
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Leahy applauds Obama's Nobel award
Friday, 10/09/09
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama is a clear signal that the world community sees the President's leadership on foreign affairs as a positive step in helping to resolve difficult international issues.
VPR News
Wilmington physician challenges Leahy
Thursday, 10/08/09
By Ross Sneyd
A U.S. Navy physician from Wilmington intends to challenge Senator Patrick Leahy for the Democratic nomination next year.
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Vt. delegation questions more troops for Afghanistan
Monday, 10/05/09
By Bob Kinzel
Members of Vermont's congressional delegation are skeptical about sending thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.
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Leahy pushes for health care public option
Friday, 10/02/09
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says it's too early to say how he'll vote if the public plan isn't part of the final version of the health care reform bill.
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VT Edition: Senator Patrick Leahy
Friday, 10/02/09
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Senator Patrick Leahy about health care reform, climate change, Iran, and troop deployment in Afghanstan.
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