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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...

2010-02-12 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's Saturday meeting with organic producers in Vermont, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) says USDA's new organic program rule on organic livestock access to pasture "ensures that the organic label lives up to consumers' expectations and the expectations of our organic producers who have invested so heavily in the organic label and what it stands for." The long-awaited rule, five years in the...

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...


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