Patrick J. Leahy

Patrick Joseph Leahy is an American retired politician and attorney who served as a United States senator from Vermont from 1975 to 2023, and also served as the president pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2012 to 2015 and from 2021 to 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, he chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee at various points during his 48-year tenure. Leahy is the third-longest-serving U.S. senator in history. Wikipedia*

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Patrick J. Leahy has 2,660 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 2005 with 124 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 11,186 views per program. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (45), Dick Durbin (34), Ted Kennedy (26). Most common tags: Agriculture, Federal Courts, Senate.

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U.S. Senator, D-VT January 1, 1975 - January 3, 2023 Videos: 2,658

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 68-29 to approve the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2023.…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed Lynne Tracy to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. Lawmakers also debated the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted to begin debate a $1.7 trillion spending package for fiscal year 2023, as government funding was set to run…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed Russell Rumbaugh’s nomination to be assistant Navy secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller.…

  • Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and party colleagues speak with…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate rejected a resolution to repeal rules set by the Department of Education for charter schools, and members also…

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