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September 14, 2018

Courtney: CBO Report Supports Use of Private Shipyards for Sub Repairs

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Joe Courtney this week said that a report from the Congressional Budget Office supports his efforts to have the Navy turn more often to private shipyards to overhaul, repair and maintain its fleet of attack submarines.

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Pratt & Whitney Gets $437 Million Addition to Air Force Contract

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Manufacturing Sector

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon recently added $437 million to a multi-year contract with Pratt & Whitney to develop the next generation of fighter jet engines.

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September 12, 2018

Poll Finds Democrats With 14-Point Lead For U.S. House

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 11:54am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Poll | White House

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Voters are giving Democratic candidates for the U.S. House a reason to smile as they head toward the November election.

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September 11, 2018

Blumenthal To Join Lawsuit For Kavanaugh Documents

by Christine Stuart | Sep 11, 2018 1:15pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he’s not accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of lying to the Judiciary Committee, but the only way to know the truth about his time in the White House counsel’s office may be through a lawsuit.

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September 7, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation a Raucous Affair

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh survived three days of confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that were punctuated by protests from Democrats on the panel and protestors seated in the public gallery.

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OP-ED | Oh, It Can Still Get Much Worse

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Congress | Courts | Opinion | White House

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This is one of those weeks in which I’m amazed we’re not all out in the streets, shouting our heads off for the preservation of democracy and the republic. I guess we really do get the government we deserve.

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Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

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OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.

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September 4, 2018

Blumenthal Leads Effort to Delay Kavanaugh Hearing

by Peter Urban | Sep 4, 2018 4:40pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Legal | White House

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WASHINGTON – A Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got off to a raucous start on Tuesday as Democrats sought to halt the proceeding until it receives additional documents about his time as a legal adviser to former President George W. Bush.

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August 31, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Aug 31, 2018 12:15am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Financial Sector | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

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