Patrick Leahy

Northern Vermont groups to share $2.8 million in grants

Officials say 14 organizations in northern Vermont are sharing $2.8 million in federal grants aimed at creating jobs, building infrastructure and …


Senate Blocks Proposal To Boost State Election Security By $250M

Senators voted 50-47, but it needed at least 60 votes to pass.<p>U.S. lawmakers blocked a Democratic proposal Wednesday that would have provided an …


Senate Rejects Proposal to Increase Funding for Election Security

The Senate has rejected an amendment from a Democratic senator which would have increased funding for election security before the 2018 midterm …

Conservative View

The Latest: Senate rejects new money for election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on election security (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The Republican-controlled Senate has defeated a push by Democrats to …

U.S. Elections

Democrats Push For More Records On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are at odds over access to past work experience for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks about the current vetting process with Kristine Lucius, a former staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and current executive vice …


Sen. Leahy Reacts To Trump's Threat For A Government Shutdown

Noel King talks to Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont about President Trump threatening to shut down the government shortly before midterm elections if Congress doesn't fund his border wall.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>President Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Congress …


Democrats Aim to Criminalize Spreading False Election Information

Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation that would criminalize the knowing and intentional dissemination of false election information,</b> …

Conservative View

Vermont dental therapy program receives $400,000 grant

Vermont Technical College has received a $400,000 federal grant to help get its dental therapy program up and running.<p>The Valley News reports …


Patrick Leahy: Uncover the Truth About Brett Kavanaugh

With President Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the obligation now falls to the Senate Judiciary Committee to carefully consider this nomination. By any measure, it is a daunting responsibility.<p>I have served in the Senate for 44 …


Clinton controversies return to spotlight in Kavanaugh confirmation

Some of the most salacious, tragic and infamous controversies of Bill Clinton’s presidency are being revisited, yet again, as the paper trail phase of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court ramps up.<p>Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin in 2004 memorably referred to Kavanaugh as the “Forrest Gump of …


2006 Senate Debate on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh | C

In 2006, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke in opposition to the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of …

U.S. Supreme Court

Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy call on Supreme Court to release same-day audio of arguments

Two senators are giving a bipartisan push this week for the Supreme Court to release audio of oral arguments on the same day they’re given in the …

Chuck Grassley

Vermont gets $4 million to fight opioid crisis

Vermont's congressional delegation says the state is getting $4 million in federal grants to help fight the opioid epidemic.<p>A total of $930 million …


Leahy advances restorative justice legislation

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has advanced legislation to establish a center focusing on restorative justice.<p>Leahy said the Center …


Patrick Leahy has skin cancer cells removed

Leahy's office says the 78-year-old senator underwent a procedure Wednesday to remove squamous cells that were identified on his scalp.


DeVos: Won't look at guns to reduce school violence

When asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) whether the federal school safety commission, which Education Secretary Betsy DeVos chairs, will look at the role of firearms, DeVos said, "That is not part of the commission's charge, per se."


Scott Pruitt EVISCERATED by Sick Senatorial Burn!!!

Whoa, did you all just feel that cold breeze? That had to be the blowback from the ICE COLD BURN—which I guess would technically be hot but please …

Liberal View

Dem senator mocks Scott Pruitt over expenses

Scott Pruitt

Watch Sen. Patrick Leahy bulldoze Scott Pruitt over claims that first-class travel was for his safety

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-plagued administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, faced his third hearing in a month before Congress on …

Scott Pruitt

Sessions: DOJ policy not to comment on recusals

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) whether he will recuse himself from the investigation of President Trump's personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen.

Donald Trump

‘Batman V. Superman’ Senator Grills Mark Zuckerberg During Congressional Hearing

Senator Patrick Leahy is a Vermont Democrat and Batman fan who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee.<p>If one senator seemed familiar during Mark …

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg grilled over Facebook role in Myanmar

Mark Zuckerberg

GOP is in control, but Democratic budget priorities are winning

WASHINGTON — Under the GOP-controlled Congress during the administration of Barack Obama, Capitol Hill Democrats had to scratch and claw for months …

Mitch McConnell

Five Democratic proposals on healthcare that aren't 'Medicare for All'

More Democrats than ever have signed on to a proposal that would shift every U.S. resident onto Medicare, but a large proportion remain uncertain …

Health Care

McCabe Oversaw Criminal Probe of Sessions Nearly a Year Before Firing: Report

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reportedly “oversaw a federal criminal investigation” into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions lacked …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions isn't under investigation for perjury, his lawyer says

<i>This story was updated at 6:44 p.m.</i><p>An attorney for Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he is not under investigation by special counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

Report: Andrew McCabe authorized perjury investigation into Sessions

While still employed as the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe authorized an investigation into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied while …

Donald Trump

Comment on Marrakesh Treaty Bill Introduced by john e miller

From the above: “The World Health Organization estimates that there are 285 million print disabled people worldwide, 21 million in the United …

Orrin Hatch

'Chuck, this is serious': Patrick Leahy calls for 'urgent' hearing on White House attacks on DOJ, FBI

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is urging Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to schedule an "urgent" Judiciary Committee hearing on the Trump administration's …

Donald Trump

On Heels of McCabe Firing, Trump Lawyer Calls for End of Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump’s attorney John Dowd called for the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling Saturday, …

Donald Trump