January 9, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 9, 2017 4:00pm
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.
January 4, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 4, 2017 7:02am
Even though initial reports that Russian hackers had penetrated the United States power grid by compromising a utility in Vermont were widely retracted Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal continued his call for Congress to establish a “select committee” to probe deeper into Russia’s actions.
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December 19, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 19, 2016 11:30am
With more than 80 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence in attendance in Washington to show their support, including many from Connecticut, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro last week renewed their call for tougher gun laws.
December 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 5:30am
Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.
December 12, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 2:54pm
December 9, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | December 9, 2016 5:30am
It didn’t take long. Connecticut is almost as blue as they come. Yet most of us sucked it up after the presidential election and vowed to keep an open mind — or as open as we could keep it after the election of Donald Trump, a man whose views and rhetoric are repugnant to the typical Connecticut voter.
December 7, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 5:29pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mental Health Reform Act, which includes $1 billion in emergency funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis, and increased investments in cancer treatment and medical research, passed the U.S. Senate 94-5 Wednesday.
by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 12:00pm
Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes is worried that “we’ll have foreign policy by Twitter” under President-elect Donald Trump, that’s why he introduced the Reclamation of War Powers Act, a bill he claims would return the power to wage war back to Congress.
December 5, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 1:21pm
December 1, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 11:44am
After overwhelming, bipartisan approval Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives, a mental health reform bill which includes $1 billion to combat the opioid addiction crisis in the country, is headed for a Senate vote next week.