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April 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senators Help ID Unknown Pearl Harbor Victims

by Jordan Fenster | April 17, 2015 5:00am

The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that the bodies of 388 members of the U.S. Navy and Marines would be exhumed and identified.

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April 14, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Backs Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Jordan Fenster | April 14, 2015 9:00am

On Monday, U.S. Rep. André Carson, D-Indiana, announced via Twitter his intention to introduce a resolution expressing Congress’ unambiguous feelings about discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Connecticut’s U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, immediately retweeted him.

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April 13, 2015

Amendment Would Honor Sandy Hook Victim

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 1:49pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s U.S. Senators and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty said they will seek to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act so that existing professional development funding can be used to train teachers about social and emotional learning.

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April 10, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Decries Delay on Loretta Lynch Vote

by Jordan Fenster | April 10, 2015 5:00am

It’s taken five months for Loretta Lynch to be confirmed as the next United States attorney general, “longer than any other attorney general in recent history.”

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April 7, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Electric Boat Gets $32.6 Million to Maintain Nuclear Subs

by Jordan Fenster | April 7, 2015 9:00am

Electric Boat has been awarded about $40 million in Navy contracts over the past week, in part to help service the nation’s nuclear fleet.

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April 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Ban Shackles on Juveniles, Murphy Tells State Lawmakers

by Jordan Fenster | April 3, 2015 5:30am

A bill that would prevent juvenile offenders from being shackled in courtrooms got some support from Washington this week from Connecticut’s junior senator.

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March 31, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Larson Touts F-35 Despite Project’s Problems

by Jordan Fenster | March 31, 2015 5:00am

Submitted Last week, U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, had the chance to check out the F-35 fighter jet from the inside. Airplane maker Lockheed Martin brought a mobile cockpit demonstrator to the congressional office building to show members of Congress what it’s like to pilot the plane.

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March 27, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Will Congress Work Before November 2016?

by Jordan Fenster | March 27, 2015 5:00am

The first official entrant in the 2016 presidential Grand Prix started his engines this week. But if the pundits are right, he won’t be the first sitting legislator to seek the highest office in the land. Quite the opposite, six members of Congress so far have been said to be actively seeking the presidency, all running against each other.

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March 24, 2015

Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 12:31pm

Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register photo Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for her role in a scheme to hide former Gov. John G. Rowland’s involvement in her campaign.

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March 23, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Decries GOP Budget, Talks Tactics

by Jordan Fenster | March 23, 2015 8:58pm

Jordan Fenster / CTNewsJunkie Arguing that the Republican-proposed budget targets the middle class, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., stopped by Connecticut’s capitol Monday to decry what he said was a “disingenuous and deceptive” federal funding plan that “engages in gimmicks and magic asterisks.”

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