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Senator Patrick Leahy
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Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator criticized both Republicans and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during the first day of confirmation hearings Monday.

Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has secured funding to re-establish the Northeastern States Research Cooperative.

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy discusses issues out of Washington as he returns to Vermont
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy spoke to reporters Thursday at the Burlington International Airport as he returned to Vermont from Washington.  Most of the discussion focused on the recently passed 2020 appropriations agreement and the pending impeachment trial.

Senator Patrick Leahy announces farm and watershed grants
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Vermont and federal officials have announced grants targeting the state agriculture industry’s impact on the food system and on Lake Champlain.

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy announces funding for a Rural Center of Excellence on Substance Abuse Disorders
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy announced Thursday that the University of Vermont will receive $6.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a Rural Center of Excellence on Substance Abuse Disorders.

Senator Patrick Leahy speaks at the annual Burlington Police Award Luncheon
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Every year the Queen City Police Foundation and the Rotary Club of Burlington hold a luncheon to recognize and honor police officers and citizens of Burlington. Vermont Senior Senator Patrick Leahy was among the keynote speakers at this week’s event.

Senator Patrick Leahy, students and Champlain College officials at the Leahy Center For Digital Investigation
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In 2015, Champlain College won SC Magazine’s award for the Best Cybersecurity Higher Education program in the nation.  The Leahy Center for Digital Investigation was created in 2010 as a professional digital forensics and cybersecurity lab, allowing students to work with the public and private sector. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy toured the facility this week.

Senator Patrick Leahy announces expansion of Northern Border Regional Commission
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The Northern Border Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that aids economic development in northern New England and New York.  On Thursday, Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy announced that the program is expanding in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire.

Senator Patrick Leahy
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As students in Vermont and across the nation stepped out of classrooms Wednesday morning to demand action on gun violence Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy stood on the Senate floor to echo their demands.

Senator Patrick Leahy
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy was the keynote speaker today at the Northeast Regional IDeA Conference.  More than 300 biomedical researchers from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont are in Burlington for the National Institutes of Health-sponsored meeting.  Senator Leahy says cuts proposed in President Trump’s budget are extremely dangerous to researchers.

Bipartisan group of Vermont leaders meet at Statehouse in Montpelier to decry federal health care bill
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The razor-thin survival of the GOP health care bill became dire Monday night when two Republican senators declared they would not support the legislation.  Earlier in the day a bipartisan group of Vermont leaders had gathered at the Statehouse to decry the measure and what they call potential negative impacts on the state.

Senator Patrick Leahy at CVOEO weatherization warehouse
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with community advocates and the leader of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity on Monday to discuss the implications of proposed cuts in the federal budget that would eliminate three programs that aid low-income Vermonters.

Senator Patrick Leahy
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Democratic Senator  Patrick Leahy is decrying proposed federal cuts to heating and weatherization programs for the poor.

Senator Patrick Leahy
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is giving up his seat as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to take the same post on the budget-writing Appropriations Committee.

Patrick Leahy (left) and Scott Milne
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Vermont’s Patrick Leahy is the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. First elected in 1974 he was the first Democrat the state ever sent to the Senate. Now seeking his 8th term Leahy is being challenged by a Republican who has never held elective office and three minor party candidates.

Senator Patrick Leahy
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There is considerable speculation that Democrats could take control of the U.S. Senate in November.  During an event in downtown Burlington this afternoon, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley asked Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator Democrat Patrick Leahy how optimistic he is that the Senate could change hands.

Scott Milne
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The Pomfret businessman who almost beat the incumbent Vermont governor two years ago is heading into an even bigger race this season, hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.

Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has announced that the state and its communities will get $7 million from a round of federal funding for homeland security.

Scott Milne
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Republican Scott Milne has made it official. He's looking to unseat the U.S. Senate's longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.

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The campaigns for Vermont’s key offices are shifting as candidates see the end of the legislative session on the horizon and primary deadlines looming.

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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.

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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says schools are one of the best places to educate children and their families about the value of healthy, nutritious lifestyles.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, currently the longest-serving senator in Washington, is going to seek an eighth term in the 2016 election.

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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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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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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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