Senator Stabenow Statement on Retirement of Senator Patrick Leahy

Monday, November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on the retirement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT):


“My dear friend, Patrick Leahy, is more than just a U.S. Senator – he’s an institution. For more than 45 years, he’s been a powerful voice for Vermonters and the American people. It’s been my honor to partner with him on so many crucial issues – better access to health care, protection for workers’ pensions, support for farmers and rural communities, and healthy food for hungry families. And it’s been a joy to see him on the big screen in his beloved “Batman” movies. We will miss him and his wife, Marcelle, dearly in the Senate, but I am looking forward to continuing our strong partnership through 2022.”