Helping the needy is a long American tradition, and U.S. foreign aid investments need and deserve the support of the American people, argues Sen. Patrick Leahy, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, in this exclusive commentary.

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  • Patrick Leahy

    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy ranks first in seniority in the Senate. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State and Foreign Operations. He is the senior member of the Appropriations and Agriculture Committees.