by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 8:00am
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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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by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 2:55am
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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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by Peter Urban | Jul 19, 2018 10:48pm
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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes this week joined other Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee in calling for full protection of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 3:15am
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The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term this week with a bang as Justice Anthony Kennedy — known as a swing vote between the four conservative and four liberal justices — announced his retirement.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 3:05am
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The House this week overwhelmingly rejected an amendment proposed by Representative Joe Courtney that would have allocated an additional $1 billion within the Defense appropriations bill to the Navy to allow for the service to begin ordering three Virginia-class submarines a year starting in 2022.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 3:00am
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The Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill for the next fiscal year that would continue to support Connecticut defense contractors including Electric Boat, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky.
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