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July 27, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Manufacturing Remains a Focus for Connecticut Delegation

by Jordan Fenster | July 27, 2015 5:30am

LEEROY.ca (Creative Commons License) Manufacturing, and the need to maintain and develop Connecticut’s manufacturing base, remains a primary focus for Connecticut’s congressional delegation even as industry analysts show a shifting manufacturing landscape in the state.

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July 24, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Authors Bill to Ban Discrimination for Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

by Jordan Fenster | July 24, 2015 5:30am

Wikimedia Commons U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, said Thursday that she had co-authored a bill intended to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in publicly funded or managed venues.

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July 20, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Compares FIFA to the Mafia, Calls for Gender Equality

by Jordan Fenster | July 20, 2015 5:30am

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Soccer’s international governing body continues to take hits from U.S. lawmakers, both for alleged widespread corruption and pay inequality.

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July 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Slams GOP for Opposition to Iran Deal

by Jordan Fenster | July 17, 2015 8:00am


During a television appearance this week, Connecticut’s junior senator had some harsh words for his Republican colleagues who have been expressing opposition to a proposed deal with Iran.

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July 15, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut Delegation Reacts to News of Deal with Iran

by Jordan Fenster | July 15, 2015 5:30am


While they praised the long-term diplomacy that brought the United States and Iran to a deal on nuclear weapons, members of Connecticut’s Washington delegation said more review is necessary before Congress grants its approval.

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July 9, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Confederate Flag Debate Results in Scrubbed Spending Bill

by Jordan Fenster | July 9, 2015 9:03pm


Even as the South Carolina state legislature decided to pull the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds, Republicans in Washington made a move to guarantee the sale and display of the flag, a move immediately decried by Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District.

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Federal Partnership to Advance Connecticut Aerospace, Naval Manufacturing Industries

by Madeline Stocker | July 9, 2015 12:35pm

shutterstock While Connecticut has a long history of reaching for the stars when it comes to expanding the state’s aerospace and naval manufacturing industries, it’s now in line to receive a potential boost from the federal government.

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Connecticut to Congress: Don’t Infringe On Our Jurisdiction

by Cara Rosner | July 9, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo As Congress considers enacting a national law regarding data-breach notifications, Connecticut and most other states worry that such a law would potentially infringe on their right to investigate breaches.

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July 8, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Revisits Primate Pet Ban; Blumenthal Wants to Reset G.I. Bill Benefits

by Jordan Fenster | July 8, 2015 7:30am

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Owning a primate as a pet would be a federal crime if the Captive Primate Safety Act is passed. Proposed late last month and co-sponsored by Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, the measure amends existing legislation to include the sort of animal that mauled Stamford’s Charla Nash in 2009.

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July 7, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Calls for Stricter Tanning Device Regulations

by Madeline Stocker | July 7, 2015 11:53am

Madeline Stocker photo Two years after Connecticut banned the use of tanning devices for all minors under the age of 17, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pushing to increase the age limit by one year and calling for a national ban.

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