by Peter Urban | Jan 24, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election Policy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs
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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by Jack Kramer | Jan 6, 2019 3:52pm
Posted to: Nonprofits | Veterans Affairs
WEST HAVEN, CT — Just three days before he takes office, Governor-elect Ned Lamont spent Sunday taking part in a Connecticut Day of Service by volunteering at, and learning about, nonprofit organizations in cities and towns across Connecticut.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 2:30pm
Posted to: Congress | Veterans Affairs
HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday one of his first legislative actions when Congress reconvenes in a few days will be to reintroduce his Blue Water Navy Veterans Act, designed to give full insurance benefits to those who served in the coastal waters of Vietnam during that war.
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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
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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by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House
How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
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by Peter Urban | Aug 23, 2018 9:57pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Veterans Affairs | White House | Windsor Locks
WASHINGTON — At a White House ceremony this week, the widow of U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman accepted from President Trump the Medal of Honor awarded to her late husband, a 1983 graduate of Windsor Locks High School who was killed in battle in Afghanistan in 2002.
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by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 8:19pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Veterans Affairs
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joe Courtney this week voiced his opposition to the Pentagon’s recently announced change in policy that would prevent soldiers with more than 16 years of service from transferring their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to eligible family members.
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by Peter Urban | Jul 19, 2018 10:27pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Veterans Affairs
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-5th, this week made clear to acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter O’Rourke that she won’t abide any partisan monkey business ahead of Robert Wilkie’s likely confirmation to lead the department.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 3:20am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Federal Budget | Health Care | Military Spending | Public Health | Veterans Affairs
The House easily approved legislation that will broaden the list of veterans and family eligible for V.A. benefits who suffer from diseases associated with exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange during the Vietnam War as well as those who served in the Korean DMZ.
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