Tag Archives: Sen. Patrick Leahy

President Biden signs 2022 defense policy bill into law

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President Joe Biden signed into law Monday the $768 billion defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for troops, reforms of the military justice system and billions to spend on research and development deemed critical for the U.S. military to remain competitive with Russia and China. The 2022 National …

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Senate Passes 2022 Defense Bill; Sends To President Biden

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On Wednesday, the Senate passed the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, sending the annual defense bill to President Joe Biden’s desk and ensuring that Congress’ long-standing record of passing an NDAA every year remains unbroken. The final vote in the Senate was 88-11, with strong bipartisan support. The House passed …

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Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy Announces Retirement

Sen. Patrick Leahy

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, 81, announced his retirement after eight terms and nearly five decades in office during a press conference in his home state of Vermont yesterday. “While I will continue to serve Vermont, Marcelle (his wife) and I have reached the conclusion that it is time to put …

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Bipartisan Deal Reached On $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Bill

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Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Tuesday announced a $2.1 billion bipartisan agreement that would bolster Capitol Hill security and fund the relocation of Afghans who helped the U.S. government during the war, according to top lawmakers in that chamber. The bipartisan pact …

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