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March 15, 2019

Lawmakers Propose Resolution Against Arming Teachers

by Peter Urban | Mar 15, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes on Thursday introduced resolutions to block federal funding from being used to arm school teachers.

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March 12, 2019

Larson Holds Opening Hearing on Protecting Social Security

by Peter Urban | Mar 12, 2019 2:42pm
Posted to: Aging | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Social Security

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WASHINGTON — For Lottie Prushinski of Southington, Connecticut her monthly Social Security check has allowed her to live with “dignity and financial independence,” said AARP Board Chair Joan Ruff, who testified Tuesday at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee.

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March 11, 2019

Trump Seeks Major Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid in 2020 Budget

by Peter Urban | Mar 11, 2019 4:01pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Military Spending | White House

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal landed Monday in Congress with a thud as Democrats declared “dead on arrival” his call for significant cuts to entitlement programs while seeking $8.6 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

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February 28, 2019

Connecticut Advocate Backs ‘Green Energy’ Job Training Bill in Congress

by Peter Urban | Feb 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — Leticia Colon de Mejias, the founder of a weatherization and home-energy efficiency business in Windsor, Conn., threw her support behind legislation to increase “green energy” job training opportunities during testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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February 13, 2019

Courtney, Larson Again Champion Medicare Buy-In Bill

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 4:28pm
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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January 25, 2019

Shutdown Is Over For Now

by CTNewsJunkie | Jan 25, 2019 7:22pm
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 6:00am
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

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

by Peter Urban | Jan 24, 2019 6:00am
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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January 23, 2019

Domestic Violence Victims Also Impacted By Government Shutdown

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | Federal Budget | Public Health | Public Safety | White House | New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT —The federal government shutdown is impacting people besides federal workers going without paychecks.

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January 14, 2019

Q-Poll: Democrats Are Winning Messaging On Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 4:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | Poll | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

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A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,209 American voters found 63 percent oppose shutting down the government to force Congress to fund a wall along the southern border.

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