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10:45 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

VT Senator Supports Fighting Addiction

Senator Patrick Leahy

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.

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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
7:15 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VT Hearing: Teens Offered To Sell, Carry Drugs

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The executive director of a Boys & Girls Club in Burlington says children as young as 13 in her region have been facing drug pedaling and solicitation.

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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
9:45 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

VT Mental Health Treatment Bill Needs More Time

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It now appears it will be at least next week before a Vermont Senate panel completes its work on a bill to streamline the process for getting people into mental health treatment and on medications against their will.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

VT's Leahy Hails Committee OK for Shield Law

Senator Patrick Leahy

Vermont's senior U.S. senator says it's good news that legislation to create a federal media shield law has cleared a key hurdle.

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North Country News
8:15 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Leahy: Panel Will Examine State, Federal Pot Laws

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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee wants to look into the conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Vermont U.S. Senator Leahy to Seek Answers to Voting Rights

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he will call hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee to see if legislation can be written to protect minority voting rights that many feel were threatened after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Voting Rights Act.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Leahy: Immigration Shows Senate Can Work

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy says Senate passage this week of comprehensive immigration reform shows that the Senate still can work together and accomplish things.

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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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