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2010-11-17 15:54:00

WASHINGTON Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who has been the Democratic co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus for more than a decade, has a new Republican partner. At a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Leahy welcomed as the caucus' new co-chair Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham will replace Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), a founding member of the caucus, who is retiring from the Senate. It is a rare leadership change for the...

2010-10-29 11:02:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), 11 U.S. senators are raising questions about the pending approval of the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. In a letter sent Thursday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the lawmakers sought answers to a series of concerns they have about the pipeline. Signing the letter, in addition to Leahy and Merkley, are Senators Roland Burris (D-Ill.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...

2010-09-22 12:51:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) strongly supports Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and senior Republican committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for introducing the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) "Internet piracy is a threat on a global scale, and it...

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...

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2010-09-21 08:35:00

US law enforcement authorities could have more tools to help them crack down on websites pirating movies, TV shows and music, after the US Senate introduced a new bill on Monday. Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, and Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, introduced and supported the bill from the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. The bill will give authorities the tools needed "to track and shut down websites devoted to providing access to unauthorized...

2010-06-10 14:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday spoke on the Senate Floor against the resolution by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would prevent the EPA from regulating reductions in greenhouse gases. Leahy's full speech follows: Mr. President, I rise today to speak in opposition to the proposed resolution from the Senator from Alaska. This resolution of disapproval reminds me of a skills competition for young people, promoted by the...

2010-04-30 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The unfolding disaster of the sinking and leaking of a drilling platform off the Louisiana coast, together with the recent tragedies at coal mines in West Virginia, remind us of some of the high human, environmental and economic costs associated with the extraction of fossil fuels. These incidents are all the more troubling because the evidence is clear that we cannot drill or mine our way to long-term energy security. Many workers have lost...

2010-03-23 12:02:00

The White House Tuesday, March 23, 2010 WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the Signing of "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act": After a long night of worry and ruin for uncounted millions of American families who have fallen through the cracks of a broken health insurance system, this is the dawn of an historic new day of hope in a country that has always risen to meet its challenges and to renew its...

2010-03-18 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the USDA Inspector General's audit of the national organic standards and labeling program, released Thursday. Leahy is the "father" of the national program and author of the 1990 Organic Foods Production Act. Leahy also led on the Senate Appropriations Committee in securing funds for the audit. The report is now available on the Inspector General's website in the "What's New"...

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...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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