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February 13, 2019

Courtney, Larson Again Champion Medicare Buy-In Bill

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 3:28pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Insurance

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WASHINGTON — Representatives Joe Courtney and John Larson joined other Democrats Wednesday to once again introduce legislation that would allow older Americans, who are not yet eligible for Medicare, to buy into the federal health care program.

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Lower Farmington River Could Gain Federal Protection

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 10:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Public Health | Avon | Bloomfield | Burlington | Canton | East Granby | Farmington | Granby | Hartland | Simsbury | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to designate portions of three New England rivers as “wild and scenic” — including two in Connecticut.

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February 11, 2019

Blumenthal: ‘The Wall Is Dead’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 11, 2019 1:43pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | Law Enforcement | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — The federal government is scheduled to shut down on midnight Friday if Congress can’t reach a deal on the part of the federal budget that funds about one-quarter of the government.

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OP-ED | What the Patriots Teach Us about ‘Team’

by Barth Keck | Feb 11, 2019 5:05am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Opinion | Sports | State Budget | State Capitol

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American sports are popular largely for their ability to transcend politics, class, and race. I think of a scene in Major League, the 1989 film that imagines the Cleveland Indians defeating the New York Yankees for the American League East title.

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February 7, 2019

DeLauro Slams Trump Over Management of ACA

by Peter Urban | Feb 7, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration for intentionally undermining the 2010 Affordable Care Act, leading to skyrocketing premium costs and an increase in uninsured rates particularly for women, low-income people and those under 35.

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February 4, 2019

Blumenthal Won’t Support AG Nominee Barr

by Peter Urban | Feb 4, 2019 7:33pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal emerged Monday afternoon from a private meeting with William Barr saying he will vote against confirming Barr as the next attorney general.

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January 25, 2019

Shutdown Is Over For Now

by CTNewsJunkie | Jan 25, 2019 6:22pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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Shortly after the Federal Aviation Administration began limiting flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and two others Friday based on air traffic controller shortages, President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government.

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Government Shutdown Continues

by Peter Urban | Jan 25, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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WASHINGTON — For the second time this month, some 800,000 federal workers won’t be getting paychecks as President Donald Trump refuses to reopen the government without funding for a border wall.

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January 24, 2019

Aviation Safety Specialists Hit The Picket Line

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2019 6:30pm
Posted to: Congress | Transportation | Aviation | BDL | White House

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — A day after the presidents of three aviation unions warned that they had growing concerns about airway safety, members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists were handing out leaflets explaining the risks at Bradley International Airport.

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CT Delegation United on Campaign Reforms, Guns and Off-Shore Drilling

by Peter Urban | Jan 24, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election Policy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs

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As they begin to put their names to legislation this Congressional session, Connecticut lawmakers are united on a handful of high-priority issues including gun control, campaign reforms and off-shore drilling.

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