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November 7, 2018

Hayes Coasts to 5th District Victory

by John F. Silver | Nov 7, 2018 1:07am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WATERBURY — Democrat Jahana Hayes finished her meteoric ascent from national Teacher of the Year to the halls of Congress on Tuesday night, beating former Meriden mayor and Republican nominee Manny Santos for the open 5th Congressional District seat.

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November 6, 2018

Connecticut Delegation Returns With House Majority Likely

by Peter Urban | Nov 6, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | White House

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WASHINGTON (Updated 10:30 p.m.) — The Connecticut delegation to Congress remained solidly Democratic following Tuesday’s mid-term elections as the party appeared poised to wrest control of the House away from Republicans.

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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 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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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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October 25, 2018

Long Island Sound Funding Authorized in Newly Signed Law

by Peter Urban | Oct 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Weather | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed legislation that sets aside $65 million a year for public-private efforts to safeguard Long Island Sound over the next five years.

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October 22, 2018

Larson Eschews ‘Rubber Chicken Circuit’

by Peter Urban | Oct 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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Politicians complain about the endless chain of mediocre dinners — sarcastically known as the “rubber chicken circuit” — they must attend to raise campaign cash. Not so for Representative John Larson, who’s a regular at some of the Hartford area’s finer dining establishments.

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October 12, 2018

Murphy Renews Call for an End to US Military Support to Saudi Arabia

by Peter Urban | Oct 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

(Updated Saturday) U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Thursday called for an immediate suspension of military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen as news reports say a missing journalist and Washington Post columnist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

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October 9, 2018

Connecticut Officials Press For Coverage of Fallen Trees Under FEMA

by Jack Kramer | Oct 9, 2018 12:16pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Environment | Federal Budget | Weather | Hamden

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HAMDEN, CT — Connecticut’s politicians, using a home and yard badly damaged by the May 15 tornado as a backdrop to make their point, said Tuesday they have introduced new legislation to end the ban on disaster relief to homeowners for fallen trees and debris.

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October 5, 2018

Senate Votes to Ban E-Cigarettes on Airplanes

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Aviation

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As part of a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to expand a federal ban on smoking on commercial air flights to include e-cigarettes.

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Opioid Bill Heads to White House

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Health | White House

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The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved sweeping legislation to address the nation’s opioid crisis that now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Looms

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward forcing a Saturday vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the opposition of Senate Democrats who want a broader FBI investigation into allegations of his abusive behavior as a high school and college student.

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