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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Leahy Holds Judiciary Committee Field Hearing On Net Neutrality

Congressman Peter Welch (left) and Senator Patrick Leahy listen to testimony during field hearing on an open internet.
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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.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Vermont Looks to Take Lead on Campaign Amendment

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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.

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North Country News
6:59 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Senate Judiciary Committee Looks At Vermont Drug Abuse

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A field hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee was held in Rutland on Monday to take testimony on Vermont’s efforts to deal with heroin and opiod addiction.

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North Country News
3:30 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

U.S. Senate Panel To Hold VT Hearing On Heroin

Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a field hearing in Vermont on the fight against heroin and opiate addiction.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

VT's Leahy Discusses Funding For State Department

Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says there's more of an "internationalist attitude" in Vermont than in other states.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Reaction to Shutdown-Default Deal

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Reaction from congressional representatives in Vermont and northern New York to the agreement ending the government shutdown and avoiding default came quickly on Wednesday.

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WAMC News
2:45 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Flight Carrying Vermont U.S. Senator Leahy Diverted

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

A flight carrying U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy  to Vermont has been diverted to Philadelphia because of mechanical problems.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Senator Patrick Leahy Discusses Washington Issues

Senator Patrick Leahy
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Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with reporters from the region at his office in Montpelier Friday morning to talk about issues facing Congress.

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North Country News
11:25 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Leahy Says Closing Gun Background Check Loopholes Won't Threaten 2nd Amendment

Senator Patrick Leahy

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.

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