Washington Watch: March 17-22

The House of Representatives and the Senate are out of session this week. But the White House and State Department will continue to wrestle with Russia over Ukraine and inch toward imposing sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government.

Washington Watch bugWashington Cherry Blossom festival kicks off March 20.

With Congress on break, Connecticut lawmakers will hold several events in Connecticut, including:

Monday, March 17 — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, will hold a roundtable on her family leave legislation. It will be held at the Graduate Club, 155 Elm St., New Haven, at 10:30 a.m. She will hold a similar roundtable in Waterbury Thursday.

Also Monday, Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, gives keynote speech at the Connecticut Power & Energy Society’s annual conference in Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell. 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18 — Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, welcomes home Connecticut National Guard unit from Waterbury that is returning from Kuwait.

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