February 26, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 26, 2015 9:01pm
As the minutes ticked by and a Friday deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security grew closer, members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation condemned the party politics they said could result in a departmental shutdown.
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February 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 24, 2015 7:00am
After a fourth failed vote on an already House-approved measure to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, majority Republicans in the Senate will split the bill, bringing an immigration-free measure up for a vote days before a lack of funding causes the department to shut down.
February 20, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 20, 2015 5:30am
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 17, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 17, 2015 5:30am
Congress is in recess this week, but the big news last week was the approval in the House of a measure that authorizes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and a bill intended to provide funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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February 13, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 13, 2015 11:29am
February 10, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 10, 2015 11:30am
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.
February 6, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | February 6, 2015 2:34pm
Following the unanimous passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act by the U.S. Senate earlier this week, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined local families of veterans whose loved ones committed suicide.
February 5, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 5, 2015 10:00pm
February 3, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2015 1:48pm
by Jordan Fenster | February 3, 2015 5:30am
Among the heavy discussion items up for debate on the Senate floor this week is H.R. 240, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security and, in its present form, severely curtail presidential control of national immigration policy.