United States Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont since 1974, will speak on faith and public service when he presents “How Faith Can Inform and Enhance Public Service” on Friday, November 8, at 3:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Leahy is active on human rights issues, especially through his humanitarian work for victims of land mines. He led efforts in Congress to aid mine victims by creating the Leahy War Victims Fund, a special fund in the foreign aid budget which now provides up to $14 million of relief to these victims each year. He also wrote and enacted civilian war victims relief programs in Afghanistan and Iraq. Leahy is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the senior-most member of the Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture Committee. He ranks first in seniority in the Senate and is the President Pro Tempore.
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