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September 27, 2018

Esty’s Burn Pit Bill Becomes Law

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:53pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House

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Representative Elizabeth Esty was thrilled to see President Donald Trump recently sign into law an appropriations bill that included a measure she has been seeking to help veterans suffering from medical complications due to exposure to toxic burn pits while in the military.

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Congress Agrees to Keep Government Funded Beyond Mid-Terms

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:47pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending

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The House this week gave final passage to legislation that will keep the government running through Dec. 7 and provide $854 billion over the next fiscal year to the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.

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September 21, 2018

Senate Agrees to $855 Billion Spending Bill for FY19

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 4:00am
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 14, 2018

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

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00am
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 3:00am
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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August 31, 2018

Murphy Wants U.S. Military Out of Yemen

by Peter Urban | Aug 31, 2018 10:55am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | DC News Junkie | Military Spending

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week called for the United States military to withdraw from Yemen, citing a newly released report from the United Nations claiming it is likely that war crimes are being committed with U.S. weapons and supervision.

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OP-ED | Your Tax Plan is Bad: 2018 Edition

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 31, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Election 2018 | Insurance | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Opinion

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It’s election season again, and so it’s time to save our state with new and innovative tax plans from our gubernatorial candidates. It certainly isn’t time to recycle stale ideas from the past or propose unrealistic nonsense!

Yeah, you know where this is going.

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August 3, 2018

Senate Sends $716 billion Defense Bill to Trump

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 8:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved a final version of a $716 billion military authorization bill for the coming fiscal year, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.

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July 27, 2018

Congress Approves Annual Defense Authorization Bill

by Peter Urban | Jul 27, 2018 3:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending

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The House gave a thumbs-up this week to a final version of a $716 billion military authorization bill for the coming fiscal year, passing the bill 359 to 54 with the entire Connecticut delegation in favor.

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July 20, 2018

Connecticut Delegation Hails Tentative Deal on F-35s

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 2:55am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security

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A “handshake agreement” reached between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin to purchase 141 F-35 fighter jets over the next few years was hailed this week by members of the state’s Congressional delegation as great news for Connecticut subcontractors including engine-maker Pratt & Whitney.

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