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October 7, 2016

OP-ED | John Larson’s Tunnel Needs to Happen

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 7, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford | 1st CD

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Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.

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August 1, 2016

Republican Hopes Third Campaign Is The Charm

by Max Moran | Aug 1, 2016 3:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Election 2016

Max Moran photo Tall, soft-spoken and broad-shouldered, Matthew Corey’s callused hands are a testament to the hard work he does and how proud he is to do it. He’s dressed down in a t-shirt and jeans, in a corner booth of McKinnon’s Irish Pub in downtown Hartford, just a few blocks from the state Capitol.

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June 24, 2016

After Sit-In, Connecticut Democrats Say They Remain Committed

by Christine Stuart | Jun 24, 2016 1:34pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, who was responsible for planning the 25-hour sit-in this week on the floor of the U.S. House, said it started after a chat with Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia.

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June 22, 2016

Connecticut Delegation Joins Sit-In For Vote On Gun Legislation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2016 12:41pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD

Courtesy of Esty's staff (Updated 7 a.m. Thursday) Connecticut’s Congressional delegation joined other Democratic representatives Wednesday in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.

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December 4, 2015

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Calls For Action, Not Prayers On Guns

by Christine Stuart | Dec 4, 2015 2:29pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 5th CD | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

Christine Stuart photo (UPDATED 2:30 p.m.) When it comes to gun violence in America, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said “sympathy is important. Prayers are important. But members of Congress don’t get elected in order to send out sympathy tweets.”

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September 14, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Group Questions Ethics Committee’s Ethics, Asks for Release of Report

by Jordan Fenster | Sep 14, 2015 12:15pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Ethics

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A group of government watchdog organizations called upon the House Committee on Ethics last month to release a report on free trips to Azerbaijan taken by 10 members of Congress in 2013. They might have to wait a while on that request. The Ethics Committee has no meetings scheduled and only a single bill for consideration.

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February 20, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Would Grow Community-School Partnerships

by Jordan Fenster | Feb 20, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 5th CD

Connecticut’s senators, Christopher Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, have introduced legislation that would create five-year grant programs to fund partnerships between schools and community-based organizations, intended to bolster everything from prenatal care and early education to college and career readiness programs.

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February 13, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Debates Use of Military Force

by Jordan Fenster | Feb 13, 2015 12:29pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 5th CD

President Barack Obama presented Congress with an authorization for the use of force against ISIS, intentionally limiting some of his own power while leaving the door open for his successors.

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February 10, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | House to Honor Selma ‘Foot Soldiers’

by Jordan Fenster | Feb 10, 2015 12:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 5th CD

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the first attempted Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week to approve H.R. 431, which would award Congressional Gold Medals to participants in that march or the two that followed.

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December 15, 2014

Coltsville Secures National Park Status

by Christine Stuart | Dec 15, 2014 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Hartford

Christine Stuart file photo Turning the old Colt building in Hartford into a national park had been U.S. Rep. John B. Larson’s dream for more than a decade. On Friday, that dream came true when the U.S. Senate gave final passage to the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision to turn Coltsville into a national park.

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