United States Sen. Patrick Leahy to address UP community Sept. 5

By Madison Pfeifer | September 3, 2019 8:44pm

Photo: Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)

United States Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) will be on campus to address the UP community Thursday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Brian Doyle Auditorium in Dundon-Berchtold Hall room 004. He will speak about his career in politics and the current political climate.

Leahy is married to the sister of political science professor Fr. Claude Pomerleau, who died July 21 from cancer at the age of 80. He will be on campus to attend the memorial Mass in honor of Pomerleau on the same day.

Leahy has served as a senator for the state of Vermont since 1975 and is currently the longest serving member of the Senate. At the time, he was the youngest U.S. senator ever to be elected from Vermont. He is the vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and also serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee. 

Throughout his time as senator, Leahy has worked on legislation related to environmental conservation, human rights issues and internet and technology issues such as privacy and copyright protections.

After he shares his remarks, Leahy will take questions. All members of the UP community are welcome to attend.

Maddie Pfeifer is the news and managing editor for The Beacon. She can be reached at pfeifer21@up.edu.