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Leahy Pushes Renewal Of Violence Against Women Act

04/27/12 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Patrick Leahy arrive on Capitol Hill this week, prior to Napolitano testifying before the committee's hearing on the Secret Service prostitution scandal.
As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy is using his authority to hold hearings into the misconduct of Secret Service agents on a recent presidential trip to Colombia. Vermont's senior senator is also 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. Bob Kinzel discusses these and other issues before the U.S. Senate with Sen. Leahy, Friday on Vermont Edition.

Also in the program, the political fight over $21 million and who should decide whether and how it is rebated to electric customers. The issue has crossed from the Public Service Board, to the governor's office, to the Legislature. The issue has implications for finalizing the sale of Central Vermont Public Service to Green Mountain Power's owner, Gaz Metro. VPR's John Dillon updates on on the latest.

And we listen back to some of the voices in this week's news.









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