Longest Serving Senator Announces Retirement

Patrick Leahy has represented Vermont in the Senate since 1975. 

Senator Patrick Leahy, speaking from the statehouse in Vermont, said, “It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state.” 

Senator Leahy, who is 81, was first elected in 1975 and is serving his eighth term. He is the current president pro tempore of the Senate, making him third in the line of presidential succession after Vice President Harris and Speaker Pelosi.  

He said, “I know I have been there for my state when I was needed most. I know I have taken on our best interests and help them grow. I brought Vermont’s voice to the United States Senate and Vermont values across the world.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Leahy to seek God’s wisdom as he approaches his retirement. 
  • For candidates of both parties who will run for this Senate seat. 
  • For members of Congress as they consider term limit legislation for both chambers.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Daily Caller 


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