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2010-09-21 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 21), in a vote of 56 to 43, the U.S. Senate by four votes failed to muster the supermajority of 60 votes needed to end the Republican filibuster of the motion to proceed to the annual Defense Department Authorization Bill. Much of the opposition to the bill is related to a provision that would repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the current codification of discrimination against gay and lesbian personnel who serve, or...

2010-03-17 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the usual abundance of nearby farms, local farm products are largely missing from most schools' lunch trays. An emerging "farm to school" movement aims to fix that by matching local farms with local schools, cutting out the middleman, and scaling up students' nutrition. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has been joined by Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and 12 other senators in introducing legislation to expand farm to school links to...

2010-01-21 11:23:00

Leahy, D-Vt., chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following comment was released today by the Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy: "I commend Secretary of State Clinton for reaffirming our nation's deep commitment to openness and freedom of expression on the Internet. The Internet has become a vital tool to protect and ensure the rights...

2006-06-29 16:13:41

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel voted on Thursday to delay a post-September 11 border security program requiring passports or other high-tech IDs for everyone entering the United States following concerns about lagging technology and poor coordination with Canada. The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the 17-month delay, until June 1, 2009, for fully implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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