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Stories with person: Patrick Leahy
  • Senators try to revive criminal justice overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday to give judges more discretion in sentencing offenders, a renewed push to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system after objections from some conservatives and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

  • Utah senators push for 1 Obama pick but not the other 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:36 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Two U.S. senators from Utah are pushing for the confirmation of President Barack Obama's Utah federal judicial nominee, but they have said they won't attend hearings to consider his Supreme Court pick.

  • Sept. 11 families upset by White House effort to derail bill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they are "greatly distressed" that the Obama administration is working to derail legislation giving them the right to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the attack.

  • Senators urge Obama to raise Saudi rights cases on visit 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 10:57 am

    WASHINGTON - Five senators are calling on President Barack Obama to press Saudi Arabia on human rights issues and raise the cases of two imprisoned advocates when he visits Riyadh this week.

  • New 1,300-acre state forest opens in Rutland County 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 4:05 am

    SHREWSBURY, Vermont - A new 1,300-acre state forest named after a conservation-minded former U.S. Senator from Vermont opened this week in Rutland County.

  • Leahy, Sanders, Welch defend Clean Power Plan 
    Updated: Apr-02-16 9:20 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's congressional delegation is joining a friend-of-the-court brief seeking to defend the Clean Power Plan that President Obama issued last year.