Among the officials attending the flag raising and official opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba on Friday was Vermont senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. The Democrat played a critical role over the past few years in negotiations to normalize relations after a half-century of rancor. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley it was an emotional moment watching the flag rise again in Havana.
Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee, held a field hearing in Burlington this morning to take testimony on rules the Federal Communications Commission is considering that some say threaten an open internet.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says he'd rather see the Congress craft a constitutional amendment to overturn recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance than have states call a constitutional convention to address the issue.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says closing loopholes in the background check system for gun purchasers won't threaten firearms owners' Second Amendment rights to own a gun, and is a matter of common sense.