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November 17, 2017

Defense Authorization Bill Clears Congress

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:49pm

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The House and Senate this week sent a final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to the President’s desk.

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Murphy Orchestrates Breakthrough On Gun Issue

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:38pm

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie After years of failing to gain ground on any gun safety measure, Senator Chris Murphy appears to have scored at least a narrow victory this week.

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House GOP Approve Tax Overhaul, Senate Readies Its Version

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:26pm

Rob Crandall via shutterstock On a largely party-line vote, the House this week approved a massive rewrite of federal tax policy that has been strongly opposed by the Connecticut delegation. The five House Democrats say the plan would result in higher taxes for many state residents while also increasing the national debt.

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November 13, 2017

Esty Sponsors Women in Aerospace Bill

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 2:08pm

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Representative Elizabeth Esty teamed up with California Republican Steve Knight last week on legislation aimed at attracting more girls to consider careers in the aerospace industry.

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WWII B-17 San Antonio Rose Commemorated

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 1:51pm

Credit 5th CCU via NARA Nearly 75 years after the San Antonio Rose was lost in the Pacific during World War II, Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on the Pentagon to search again for the wreckage of the B-17 as a way to honor the memory of its crew.

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House to Debate GOP Tax Overhaul Bill

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 1:46pm

Connecticut lawmakers have lined up in opposition to a sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code that will be on the House floor this week for debate. The bill, crafted by Republicans, would add $1.5 trillion to the deficit as it reduces the tax burden for corporations as well as many individuals.

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Congress Nears Completion of Defense Bill

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 1:40pm

Michael Candelori via Shutterstock Congress may complete work this week on its annual National Defense Authorization Act, which establishes a blue print for military spending over the fiscal year.

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November 10, 2017

DC News Junkie | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | November 10, 2017 4:06pm

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November 3, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | November 3, 2017 3:19pm

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October 27, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | October 27, 2017 3:54pm

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