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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...

2009-11-19 17:48:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are the comments of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.): "Decision time is nearing on health insurance reform, and I will vote to end the filibuster on Saturday so the Senate can begin this important and historic debate. We cannot afford to let the health industry's sentries of the status quo kick the can down the road as they have done so often before. The country suffers when there is a failure to act on serious challenges that ordinary...

2009-10-16 10:19:00

MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- More Vermont physicians will be using electronic prescribing and other health information technology to improve patient care, under a $1 million federal grant secured by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. The funds announced by Leahy and Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), will provide incentives to physicians and independent pharmacies to adopt health information technology. In June, Vermont was cited by Surescripts as the most...

2009-10-09 08:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today called for swift passage of patent reform legislation, describing it as essential to enabling the nation's continued innovation leadership, bolstering U.S. competitiveness in the global economy, and stimulating economic growth and job creation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) IBM affirmed its backing of the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (S. 515) just days after the Obama administration...

2009-09-01 09:53:04

Some salaries for chief executives of non-profit foreign aid corporations are out of line, the chairman of a key Senate subcommittee said. It conflicts with most people's notion of what a non-profit organization is about when they're paying themselves salaries that are several times higher than what a U.S. Cabinet secretary would earn, said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the subcommittee that funds foreign aid, USA Today reported Tuesday. The U.S. Agency for International Development...

2009-06-11 17:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernard Sanders for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly...

2009-01-26 11:39:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.): In his first full week in office President Obama already is taking tangible steps to end the Bush Administration's standstill policies on energy and the environment. The previous administration blocked California, Vermont and 15 other states from implementing new greenhouse gas emission standards, even though career EPA officials supported the states. President Obama now has issued a...

2009-01-23 18:13:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chairman, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on State Department And Foreign Operations: "President Obama has lifted a misguided, counterproductive and discriminatory policy that harms many and helps no one. This will enable us to help women space births and reduce infant mortality, while preventing abortions, unwanted pregnancies and pregnancy-related deaths, without a single taxpayer dollar...

2008-12-19 11:33:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy: "I applaud President-elect Obama's selection of Congressman Ray LaHood to be the next Transportation Secretary. This is a choice that not only will play very well in Peoria but also on Capitol Hill and across the country. "Over the years I have enjoyed working with Ray LaHood on a variety of important agriculture and law enforcement issues. He was a key ally...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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