Representative Elizabeth Esty urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the “pervasive culture of sexual harassment” within the VA, which was exposed in a recent survey conducted by the government’s independent Merit Systems Protection Board.
June 22, 2018
May 25, 2018
by Peter Urban | May 25, 2018 6:33pm
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Key votes for the week ending Friday, May 25, 2018.
May 24, 2018
by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:59pm
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The House this week easily approved, by a vote of 360-59, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that spells out how the Pentagon can spend its funds in the next fiscal year as well as establishes other policy changes for the Armed Forces.
May 11, 2018
by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
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HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.
April 24, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Veterans Service Organizations from around the state gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to continue their effort to restore $2 million to the Levitow Healthcare Center at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans’ Home at Rocky Hill.
March 30, 2018
by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.
March 27, 2018
A new federal law will allow hundreds of Connecticut veterans with “bad paper” discharges to be eligible for long-term mental health care for the first time, and thus reduce their suicide risk.
March 23, 2018
by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.
January 16, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday nominated a former assistant attorney general and major in the U.S. Army Reserves to head the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs.