Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who has crusaded against the production, export and use of antipersonnel land mines, says the Obama administration's announcement that the United States will no longer produce or acquire such weapons is an incremental but positive step.
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.
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he looks forward to working with colleagues in the Senate to ensure that Vermont's community-driven responses to opioid and heroin addiction receive the support necessary to succeed.
Vermont's two United States senators are applauding a federal judge's ruling that says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.
Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders issued separate statements Monday after the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington.
The Farm Bill is the nation’s agricultural, nutrition and food policy vehicle. It provides funding for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - also known as food stamps. Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on Monday was at a community action agency to discuss his efforts to fight proposed cuts to SNAP and talk about legislation to expand incentives for businesses to donate to food banks.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Red Sox, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy introducing legislation for NSA reform, the one year anniversary of Superstom Sandy and the latest regarding the Moreland Act Commission.