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August 17, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Aug 17, 2018 1:42am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

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August 16, 2018

Courtney Opposes Pentagon Change to GI Bill

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 9:19pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Veterans Affairs

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Joe Courtney this week voiced his opposition to the Pentagon’s recently announced change in policy that would prevent soldiers with more than 16 years of service from transferring their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to eligible family members.

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Murphy, DeLauro Oppose Dropping ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule for Higher Ed Funds

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 9:01pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro this week spoke out against a Trump administration proposal to repeal an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring for-profit colleges don’t saddle students with massive debt for degrees that offer meager earning potential.

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Unanimous Senate Affirms Press is Not ‘Enemy of the People’

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 8:43pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution this week condemning attacks on news media as hundreds of newspapers — led by the Boston Globe — published editorials speaking up for a free press and against President Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists as enemies of the people.

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Lawsuits Seeking To Block Citizenship Question Advance

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Aug 16, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | Immigration | White House

Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

For the first time since 1950, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to ask everyone whether they are a U.S. citizen. It may seem to some like an innocent enough question, but it could have a big impact and it’s why states like Connecticut have joined a multi-state lawsuit to block it.

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August 10, 2018

OP-ED | What’s The Matter With Connecticut?

by Bill Curry | Aug 10, 2018 5:23pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol

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What’s the matter with Connecticut? On Tuesday we’ll hold a bunch of primaries featuring the biggest bunch of candidates ever for state-wide office, all running at a time of perceived peril to our state and nation. You’d think we’d have a bunch of real debates; or a few; or one anyway. Not so. How come?

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August 9, 2018

Esty Bill Could Pave Way for Longer-Lasting Roadways

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Representative Elizabeth Esty is looking to strengthen the durability of America’s road surfaces through legislation that would encourage research into innovative construction materials to extend the service life of pavements.

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DeLauro Seeks Pay Equity for Women

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:59pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Labor

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro this week marked “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day” as part of her 20-year effort to close the wage gap between men and women.

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Blumenthal Files FOIAs for Kavanaugh Documents

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:52pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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Murphy Spars with Trump Jr. Over Censorship

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:44pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

A Twitter feud erupted this week between U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Donald Trump Jr., after Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify decided to no longer allow Infowars publisher Alex Jones use of their platforms to advance demonstrably false conspiracy theories.

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