Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:22
"The Leahy Law cannot guarantee that the U.S. will never arm bad people. It's not a panacea. It's just the least we can do".
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:18
Senator Leahy commends Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on peace process. He notes "the slow pace of Colombia's justice system in holding accountable members of security forces and paramilitaries who have been implicated in massacres of civilians and other human rights crimes" and asserts that U.S. support for Colombia remains strong.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 00:00
The harassment of Ms. Hinostroza is only one example of a steady deterioration of democratic principles in Ecuador. It is the responsibility of democratic governments to foster an environment of pluralism, and nothing is more basic to that than public acc
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 00:00
I urge all Senators to join with us and close this dangerous loophole in the law that Mexican drug cartels, gangs, and other criminals throughout our country have exploited for too long.