Latest Patrick Leahy News

Vermont to choose candidates for Senate, US House, governor

Aug. 09, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont voters will choose candidates Tuesday to fill a seat in the U.S. Senate that has been occupied since 1975 by retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the last of Congress's so-called Watergate babies, elected after the resignation of former President Richard...

Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

Aug. 09, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. ...

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

Aug. 09, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a challenge from the center in her congressional primary in Minnesota on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open U.S. House seat who will likely make history as the first woman...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

Progressive and centrist Dems battle for Vermont House seat

Aug. 06, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist...

Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental rule

Aug. 04, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — an outcome aided by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of...

Dems seem headed for climate, health win after ups and downs

Aug. 01, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been more than a year in the making and has seen plenty of ups and downs. Now, a Democratic economic package focused on climate and health care faces hurdles but seems headed toward party-line passage by Congress next month. Approval would let President Joe...

Leahy discharged from rehab center following hip surgeries

Jul. 29, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy on Friday was discharged from a rehabilitation center following his second surgery to help repair a broken hip, his office said. Leahy, 82, fell and broke his hip last month in his Virginia home. He underwent hip-replacement...

Sen. Manchin isolating after positive COVID test

Jul. 25, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the West Virginia lawmaker tweeted Monday. The 74-year-old Democrat said he's fully vaccinated and boosted. “I will isolate and follow CDC guidelines as I continue to...

Vermont Sen. Leahy undergoes second surgery on broken hip

Jul. 20, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has undergone a second surgery to help repair a broken hip, his office said Wednesday. Leahy, 82, fell and broke his hip last month in his Virginia home. He underwent hip-replacement surgery June 30 at a Washington-area...