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November 21, 2017

Connecticut Lawmakers Lead Debate On Fixing NICS

by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — For the first time in five years since the Sandy Hook school shooting, there seems to be a bill that both sides of the gun debate can support.

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November 14, 2017

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

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2017 5:29am

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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July 13, 2017

Murphy, Esty Fundraising At Record Pace

by Jack Kramer | July 13, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic incumbents U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty have raised record amount of cash for their 2018 re-election campaigns.

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May 5, 2017

House Republicans Approve Repeal And Replace Of Obamacare

by Peter Urban | May 5, 2017 4:00pm

peter urban / dc news junkie 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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March 20, 2017

Court Won’t Take Up Rowland’s Second Conviction

by Staff reports | March 20, 2017 1:24pm

Douglas Healey / ctnewsjunkie file photo The U.S. Supreme Court won’t be taking up former Gov. John G. Rowland’s latest conviction for violating campaign laws during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional contest in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.

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March 17, 2017

Esty Helps Lead Opposition To Bill Removing Veterans’ Health Records from Gun Background Checks

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2017 4:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would give veterans — previously unable to purchase firearms because of a mental health diagnosis — access to firearms.

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January 9, 2017

Connecticut Democrats Ready Fight Over Obamacare Repeal

by Jack Kramer | January 9, 2017 4:00pm

Jack Kramer/CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT – Surrounded by people worried about losing their health insurance if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, Monday both implored President-elect Donald Trump and Republican politicians to shelve the idea.

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November 8, 2016

Blumenthal Wins Second Term; Democrats Hold Connecticut Congressional Seats

by Christine Stuart | November 8, 2016 9:46pm

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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August 26, 2016

Republican Seeks To Leverage Local Experience In Run For Congress

by Max Moran | August 26, 2016 12:55pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District last elected a Republican in 2006, but Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is hoping to end his party’s losing streak.

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July 27, 2016

Emails Show DNC Provided Script For Gun Control Conference Call: GOP

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 4:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republicans tried to draw attention this week to U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, whose name comes up in 37 hacked emails from Sunday’s Wikileaks dump exposing the Democrats’ favoritism of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

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