More than a year after U.S. immigration authorities sought to split up a
same-sex, bi-national couple living in Vermont, Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Susan Collins of Maine are pushing legislation to protect such couples.
Senator Patrick Leahy says he’s hopeful that Congress
will pass a comprehensive package of gun control restrictions including ban the
sale of semi automatic assault weapons, closing the gun show loophole for background
checks and limiting the capacity of gun magazines.
One of the most surprising
political events of 2012 was Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy’s decision not to
become chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee. Leahy is the Senate’s longest-serving
member. In a system built on seniority, the Appropriations Committee
chairmanship is usually considered the top prize.
Sen. Patrick Leahy has
decided not to become the chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations
Committee. Leahy is the longest serving
member of the Senate. He says he decided to remain as chair of the Judiciary
Committee, and maintain his seniority on Appropriations.