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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy
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I was pleased to join @GovPhilScott, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Bernard (Bernie) Sanders (ID-VT) to highlight the importance of LIHEAP, which helps low-income families with energy costs. I continue to fight for increased LIHEAP funding in Congress to help keep Vermonters safe through the harsh winter months.


Live highlights from my conversation with @Tim_Cook at @SiliconSlopes Summit 2021.
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@tim_cook @siliconslopes Josh James: “When it comes to technology, Senator Lee has worked to protect innovation, American ingenuity and competition that our entrepreneurs value.”


@tim_cook @siliconslopes Mike Lee: “I always enjoy getting to introduce a friend to another group of friends. Nothing says entrepreneurship like @SiliconSlopes or @Tim_Cook. So I’m glad I could help bring these groups together.”


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Tim_Cook : “Utah truly deserves the name @SiliconSlopes.”


@tim_cook @siliconslopes Tim Cook : @Ancestry, @CanvasLMS , and many other Utah tech companies represent what tech is about -- helping humanity move forward.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Tim Cook: Four-year college is one path, but it’s only one. There are so many jobs that don’t require four-year degrees.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: The youth of our state are one of our biggest advantages. We have a young population, a lot of people moving in, and a lot of people getting involved in tech to do good in the world.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: Utah has been an early pioneer in becoming a regulatory sandbox. Innovators can see where we are going better than regulators. New ideas are all too often restricted by burdensome regulatory environments. Utah is leading the way in giving new ideas regulatory freedom.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: Innovation requires access to broadband. It needs to be able to work its magic everywhere. Rural, urban, and everywhere in between.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: Permitting for broadband infrastructure can gum up the process. My UNSHACKLE Act would help that permitting get done faster to build out the necessary skeleton of our broadband system.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: My Government Spectrum Valuation Act would help us give more broadband access to more people.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee to Tim Cook: From your perspective, what’s the value of competition, and how can we make the technology space more competitive?


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Tim Cook: Robust tech competition is important. For any functioning market to continue innovating, you need competition. Our competitors make us a better company.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Tim Cook: All too often technology gets lumped together with big tech. It’s easy to lump things together, but it’s rarely correct to do so. Just like you don’t want to lump people together, you don’t want to lump businesses together.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Tim Cook to Mike Lee: I’m so impressed by young people today — by their values, their ambition, their sense of purpose. What advice do you have for young people today looking to find their life’s work?


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: There’s always something you can find that interests you. A few weeks ago on a whim, I wanted to learn Morse code, it turns out there’s an app for that. We live in a time and age when you can do what interests you. If you want to learn or do something, you can.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Tim Cook to Mike Lee: What’s your view on the dangers of unchecked data collection?


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Mike Lee: We fought a revolution in part because of excessive intrusion into our privacy. Today, our personal details aren’t just in papers. They’re all over in our data. That’s why I worked with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) to pass the USA Freedom Act which ended mass phone record collection.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Mike Lee to Tim Cook: Why is this such a priority for Apple and what do you make of the state of privacy protections today? What role does encryption play in efforts to protect user privacy?


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Tim Cook: We feel a significant responsibility for our customers to make sure they are taken care of with privacy. That’s why we believe in encryption. We don’t have the tools to unlock your phone. The only person with a key to your phone is you.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Tim Cook: I don’t have the ability to come into your house uninvited. I shouldn’t have the ability to get into your data.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Tim Cook: A privacy “back door” would be terrible for our consumers. You can’t make a “back door” for only the good guys. If there’s a door, anyone can find a way in.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Tim Cook to Mike Lee: Other than your phone, what would you say is the one piece of technology you can’t live without?


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Mike Lee: I can’t live without my iPad. I take it with me everywhere, hearings, meetings. The only way I can read everything I vote on without carrying a truckload of paper, is on my iPad.


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Mike Lee: There’s something amazing we’ve developed here, over generations, it’s called fry sauce. I highly recommend it. Would you consider serving it in your dining areas?


@tim_cook @siliconslopes @Ancestry @CanvasLMS Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Tim Cook: Listening to the reaction here, it might be the best decision I’ll ever make.

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy.

But recent Supreme Court decisions have eroded the Voting Rights Act’s crucial protections.

Senate Democrats are introducing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore and update the VRA.


It's official!! 🙌🏾 The Senate has moved forward with introduction of S4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!

Thank you Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) & Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) for introducing the Senate version of my bill today. Time to get it on @POTUS' desk! #RestoreTheVote #GoodTrouble

NEWS: Chair Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) and @SenateApprops Chair Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) are calling on the Administration to put an end to the policy of conducting war-based strikes outside areas where the United States is engaged in armed conflict, saying it's time for our government "to do better."


As the administration rightfully seeks to end the endless wars of the last two decades and restore American leadership on human rights, it should take immediate steps to end lethal force outside of armed conflict. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) and I are calling on POTUS to make this a priority.


The Constitution is clear—only Congress has the power to declare war. It’s time we take that responsibility more seriously.

To that end, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA), & I are introducing legislation to ensure no AUMFs last longer than 10 years after they are initially enacted.


You can read more about our bill to strengthen Congressional oversight over war powers and prevent the future misuse of AUMFs here: → Durbin, Leahy, Ossoff Introduce New Legislation To Terminate AUMFs No Later Than 10 Years After Entactment