by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton | New London | Manufacturing Sector
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.
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by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | White House
WASHINGTON — Three months after President Donald Trump declared the death of Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney was on the House floor pointing to enrollment gains in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange as evidence that the Affordable Care Act is stable and growing.
“Well, as the famous resident from the state of Connecticut — Mark Twain — once said: rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” Courtney said.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 3:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection
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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by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 2:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House
HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Taxes | White House
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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by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 2:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | White House
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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by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 12:43pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | White House
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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by Peter Urban | May 5, 2017 5:00pm
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House Republicans this week narrowly approved a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, drawing harsh criticism from Democrats who claim the alternative will jeopardize coverage for millions of Americans receiving health insurance under Obamacare.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2017 2:09pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | White House | Groton
Connecticut’s Congressional delegation was quick to sound the alarm bells Wednesday morning when it confirmed a Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted 30 miles off the coast of the Groton submarine base.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2016 10:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | Election 2016
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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