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February 13, 2018

Trump Puts LIHEAP on Chopping Block

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Energy | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday again proposed eliminating a federal program that each year helps nearly 110,000 low-income families in Connecticut pay their winter heating bills.

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November 30, 2017

Tax Debate In Washington Could Impact Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 3:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations will be watching the U.S. Senate’s debate on tax policy very closely because it could impact their ability to seek relief.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 2:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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November 14, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Republican Tax Package Wouldn’t Benefit Most Residents

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Taxes | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tax collector, Kevin Sullivan, told U.S. Rep. John B. Larson Monday that the tax reform proposals making their way through Congress are “fundamentally flawed” and will have a big impact on most Connecticut taxpayers.

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August 14, 2017

Trump Follows Up With Stronger Condemnation

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 2:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | White House

WhiteHouse.gov screen grab Republican President Donald Trump addressed the growing outrage over his tepid reaction to the violence in Virginia this weekend in a brief statement to reporters Monday.

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Courtney, Larson Propose Medicare Buy-In

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 12:43pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MANCHESTER, CT — Following the failure of the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, small groups of Congresspeople have been working to fix the problems that exist and proposing solutions.

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August 8, 2017

Larson Proposes Carbon Tax To Pay For Nation’s Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | Aug 8, 2017 1:52pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Taxes | Transportation | White House | East Hartford | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a big idea about how to solve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and he wants to create a carbon tax to pay for it.

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April 10, 2017

Larson’s Constituents Express Suspicion Over Airstrike in Syria

by Christine Stuart | Apr 10, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Federal Budget | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WEST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson’s constituents struggled Sunday with the idea that Republican President Donald Trump has the authority to launch airstrikes in war-torn Syria without permission from Congress.

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March 9, 2017

Connecticut Officials Launch Opposition To Trumpcare

by Christine Stuart | Mar 9, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Public Health | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are criticizing a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act.

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November 8, 2016

Blumenthal Wins Second Term; Democrats Hold Connecticut Congressional Seats

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2016 10:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | Election 2016

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal easily won a second term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Dan Carter, a state representative from Bethel.

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