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February 27, 2019

House Democrats Flex Muscle on Border Wall, Guns

by Peter Urban | Feb 27, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | White House

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday exercised their new found muscle as the majority party passing a resolution to terminate the national emergency declaration President Donald Trump made earlier this month to finance his border wall.

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February 24, 2019

Himes Wants Mueller Report Made Public

by Peter Urban | Feb 24, 2019 11:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | DC News Junkie | White House

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WASHINGTON — Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes on Sunday urged the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s pending report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections, saying on NBC’s Meet the Press that “the country needs to know what happened.”

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November 16, 2018

OP-ED | How Safe Are Connecticut’s U.S. House Seats?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Opinion | 2nd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD

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Pretty darn safe. For now.

Jahana Hayes won a big victory in Nancy Johnson’s old stomping grounds on November 6, as what was once a reliable Republican district continues its seemingly unstoppable march into Democratic hands.

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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 5:00am
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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July 18, 2018

5th District Campaign Cash Anticipates Competitive Primaries

by Peter Urban | Jul 18, 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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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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June 22, 2018

Senate Approves Murphy/Himes ‘Innovation Coin Act’

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | DC News Junkie | Norwalk

The Senate on Wednesday approved by voice vote legislation that would have the U.S. Treasury mint commemorative coins to recognize innovation across the United States.

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December 20, 2017

CPA Says Changes To U.S. Tax Code Are A Mixed Bag

by Christine Stuart | Dec 20, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | DC News Junkie | Taxes | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo The House and Senate voted on a package of sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code, but its impact will vary greatly for individuals and small businesses depending on how they report their income.

So what can taxpayers do to prepare for what looks like an inevitable change? 

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December 7, 2016

Himes Wants Congress To Reclaim War Power

by Jack Kramer | Dec 7, 2016 1:00pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | 4th CD | White House

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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.

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November 8, 2016

Blumenthal Wins Second Term; Democrats Hold Connecticut Congressional Seats

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2016 10:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | Election 2016

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal easily won a second term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Dan Carter, a state representative from Bethel.

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October 13, 2016

Republican Challenger Struggles with Fundraising In Fairfield County

by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | Election 2016 | Bridgeport | Darien | Fairfield | Greenwich | Stamford

Christine Stuart photo It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.

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