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September 23, 2018

Blumenthal Wants FBI Investigation As More Women Come Forward Regarding Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2018 11:49pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Sunday for an FBI investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by two and possibly a third woman.

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September 21, 2018

Senate Advances Major Opioid Bill

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Health

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WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate this week approved a sweeping bipartisan package of legislation to address the nation’s opioid epidemic that includes additional resources for treatment programs while also focusing on preventing illicit drugs from entering the country.

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DeLauro Says GOP Tax Cuts Imperil Jobs

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro released a report this week claiming Connecticut is at risk of losing as many as 199,200 jobs due to tax changes signed into law by President Donald Trump at the end of 2017.

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Senate Agrees to $855 Billion Spending Bill for FY19

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Labor | Military Spending | Public Health

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WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate agreed this week to combining two of the biggest annual spending bills for the next fiscal year — providing $855 billion for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education starting Oct. 1.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 1:27pm
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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September 14, 2018

Murphy Blasts Pompeo on Saudi ‘Certification’

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy dismissed as a “farce” a statement that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent to Congress this week certifying that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are taking steps to avoid civilian casualties in their war with Yemen.

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Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 1:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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Larson Launches ‘Expand Social Security Caucus’

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Insurance | Social Security

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WASHINGTON — Congressman John Larson and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have teamed up to promote efforts in Congress to bolster Social Security.

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Blumenthal Again Complains of ‘Tainted’ Confirmation Process

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal again sought to delay the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, complaining that the Judiciary Committee is failing to do a proper job of vetting as Republicans rush to approve President Trump’s nominee.

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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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