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November 1, 2018

While State Offices Are Hotly Contested, Connecticut’s Congressional Races Are Ho-Hum Affairs

by Peter Urban | Nov 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WASHINGTON — With all eyes in Connecticut on the battle for governor and control of the state Senate, there is little — if anything — to see on the federal level as Democrats are expected to easily retain control of the state’s delegation to Congress.

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October 22, 2018

Larson Eschews ‘Rubber Chicken Circuit’

by Peter Urban | Oct 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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Politicians complain about the endless chain of mediocre dinners — sarcastically known as the “rubber chicken circuit” — they must attend to raise campaign cash. Not so for Representative John Larson, who’s a regular at some of the Hartford area’s finer dining establishments.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 12:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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July 18, 2018

5th District Campaign Cash Anticipates Competitive Primaries

by Peter Urban | Jul 18, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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A month ahead of primary contests, the race to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty looks to be competitive judging by the latest fundraising reports filed this week.

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July 12, 2018

Larson Concerned by Trump Executive Order on Social Security Judges

by Peter Urban | Jul 12, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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WASHINGTON — Representative John B. Larson raised concerns Tuesday that disabled individuals seeking Social Security benefits could be jeopardized by partisan politics under a newly signed executive order by President Donald Trump.

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June 22, 2018

House Approves Larson’s COMPASS Act

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

The House this week approved legislation aimed at avoiding over-prescribing of opioid painkillers to Medicare beneficiaries along with a handful of other bills seeking to address the broader opioid-abuse crisis in the United States.

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June 1, 2018

Larson Pushing Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment

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Congressman John Larson recently teamed up with Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin to propose legislation aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and planes.

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February 13, 2018

Trump Puts LIHEAP on Chopping Block

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Energy | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday again proposed eliminating a federal program that each year helps nearly 110,000 low-income families in Connecticut pay their winter heating bills.

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November 30, 2017

Tax Debate In Washington Could Impact Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 2:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations will be watching the U.S. Senate’s debate on tax policy very closely because it could impact their ability to seek relief.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 1:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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