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  1. $650k available for Lake Champlain cleanup grantsRead the original story

    45 min ago | New Jersey Herald

    Organizations in Vermont and New York working to clean up Lake Champlain will be able to apply for $650,000 in grants. U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and the Lake Champlain Basin Program announced the grants Thursday that are intended to address water quality and conservation concerns.

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  2. Scoring points, not addressing issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

    Opinion columns are being ruined by the need to score political points rather than address issues. All too often, an ideological rant is thinly disguised as an informative piece through the use of the Straw Man Argument, the red herring, or some other form of purposeful misdirection.

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  3. Denver DispatchWITH Sadness, the Arkansas Delegation Lets Go, and...Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... and the high cost of health care? They are of the utmost concern to most of us. Our sainted U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy tackled the same subject in a speech to the Democratic Convention on Tuesday. "I live on a dirt road in a town of eighteen hundred ...

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  4. Freedom Act Criticized While Waiting for VoteRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    ... also complicating that process by criticizing the bill. The Freedom Act - first introduced in October by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., in the Senate and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., in the House - would curb the National Security Agency's bulk ...

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  5. FCC Net Neutrality Proceeding Commands Nation's AttentionRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | PHONE+

    ... a hearing on Net neutrality, its second one in months following one that was convened this summer in Vermont. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who chairs the committee, expressed disdain for arrangements that would enable content providers such ...

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  6. Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Moves to Full Senate VoteRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Legislation to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee today with bipartisan support, moving the bill forward to a full Senate vote. Led by Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Susan Collins , the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act reauthorizes RHYA, which expired on September 30, 2013.

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  7. On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is LongRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... from Putney, who served first as governor and then in the U.S. Senate from 1941 to 1975. (Just recently, Sen. Patrick Leahy topped that remarkable service record.) Aiken was famous for his common sense. During the Vietnam War, he advised both Lyndon ...

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  8. FOIA's 'black hole'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    ... close the loophole and make other changes that would improve the FOIA process. Longtime FOIA champions Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) have reached across the aisle to develop and introduce S. 2520, the FOIA Improvement ...

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  9. Advocates argue over future of net neutralityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

    ... become a system of have and have-nots protected by corporate gatekeepers," said the committee's chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who has written legislation to direct the FCC to ban paid prioritization deals. Many of those urging net neutrality ...

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  10. US Sen. Leahy Headed Committee on Net NeutralityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WVNY

    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy headed a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on net neutrality on Wednesday. In July, Leahy held one in Vermont where small businesses talked about the importance of an open internet, saying it helps new businesses launch and expand.

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  11. Senate's unfinished business: Fill judicial vacanciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Hill

    ... file "blue slips" allowing the nominations to proceed to a hearing -- as required by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Yet another nominee, Michael Boggs of Georgia's Northern District, has not yet proceeded to committee approval ...

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  12. Vermont's new DCF chief plans to revisit housing vouchers for homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Bennington Banner

    ... that idea and plans to issue a report this fall. Also at the meeting, Kate Ash, an aide from U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's office, gave an update from Washington, D.C., about federal funding for housing, and state Sen. Tim Ashe, D-Chittenden, explained ...

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  13. Congress Should Pass FOIA Reform Legislation Before the End of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Newspaper Association of America

    Through our work with the Sunshine in Government Initiative , NAA has been advocating for legislation that would reform the Freedom of Information Act, which would improve the ability of journalists to access federal government documents and generate powerful stories based on those documents. The FOIA Improvement Act is currently pending in the Senate, sponsored by Sen. Leahy , chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. John Cornyn , also a member of the Judiciary Committee.

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  14. Senate should pass the USA Freedom ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Hill

    ... that undermined the bill's privacy safeguards were added before passage. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is sponsoring the Senate version of the bill. His bill beefs up the privacy protections by ensuring that data ...

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  15. Obama's dirty warRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Politico

    ... Assad. U.S. alliances that include jihadist groups could also conflict with legal provisions, named for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), limiting the provision of equipment or training to fighting forces involved in human rights violations. In an ...

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  16. Putting freedom back in FOIARead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... to close the loophole and make other changes that would improve the FOIA process. Longtime FOIA champions Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have reached across the aisle to develop and introduce S. 2520, the FOIA ...

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  17. Overnight Tech: FCC formally asked to block at&T-DirecTV mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Hill

    ... for Democracy and Technology President Nuala O'Connor and others. In his opening remarks, committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will point to net neutrality as an economic issue. "It matters because the Internet is an equalizer that can help ...

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  18. NSA Reform Bill Splits ReformersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Switched

    The USA Freedom Act sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy has split left and libertarian groups hoping to reform the NSA. Photo: Win McNamee James Clapper became public enemy number one for civil liberties groups in 2013 when Edward Snowden's leaks revealed that he lied to Congress about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance.

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  19. Next phase for net neutrality: Demand public hearings on FCC plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Daily Kos

    ... public interest advocates will have the chance to talk to the commissioners about net neutrality. But as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) argue , this discussion matters a lot more outside the Beltway. They are demanding that ...

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  20. How the Tech Lobby Got BeatRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | US News & World Report

    ... in December, shortly after partisan gridlock shut down the government. The momentum stalled in May when Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., withdrew his Senate version of the bill. Leahy said he was forced to drop the bill by Senate Majority Leader Harry ...

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