Tag Archives: Patrick Leahy

House Democrats Unveil Plan To Bring Back Earmarks

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) unveiled a plan on Friday to restore a limited version of earmarks that would allow lawmakers to direct spending for special projects in their districts. Democrats are rebranding earmarks as “Community Project Funding.” “Members want Congress to help their communities, particularly now as the pandemic exposed …

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Senate names first Black secretary of the Senate

Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced long-time Senate aide Sonceria “Ann” Berry will serve as the 35th Secretary of the Senate, effective March 1, 2021. Berry most recently served as Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) Deputy Chief of Staff and has worked in the Senate for over four decades including with …

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