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House GOP grapples with how to punish Larson, other sit-in participants

U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, urges a House vote on gun control legislation before the House recessed and the House-controlled cameras that provide C-SPAN's video feed were cut off. To the right are U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-1st District, and Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.

WASHINGTON — Pressed by the conservative wing of their party, House GOP leaders discussed options this week to punish Rep. John Larson and other Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor to protest the lack of action on gun control measures, but they’ve yet to unveil a strategy. Continue Reading →

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Larson, Lewis meet with Speaker Ryan, but no deal on gun bills vote

Democratic U.S. Reps. John Lewis, left, and John Larson following their meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

WASHINGTON – Democratic U.S. Reps. John Larson and John Lewis met with House Speaker Paul Ryan late Tuesday, and receiving no assurances that votes would be held on gun control legislation, said they will continue their campaign to pressure House GOP leaders. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems joined national Democrats in gun-control fundraising pitch

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WASHINGTON — Republicans vying to unseat Connecticut Democrats say they are outraged by the attempt to raise political cash from what they characterized as exploitation of the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Democratic Party accused the GOP candidates of using their outrage to avoid taking a position on the gun control legislation at the center of the controversy. Continue Reading →

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As Congress balks, Puerto Rico on brink of financial meltdown

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WASHINGTON – As the hours tick down toward Puerto Rico’s default on a massive debt payment Sunday, Congress has so far rejected solutions offered by Connecticut lawmakers and some Republican leaders to save the commonwealth from economic ruin. Continue Reading →

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Obama’s action on guns fulfills promise to Newtown families

Obama wipes away tears as Jimmy Greene, left, who lost his daughter Ana in the Sandy Hook shootings, looks on.

WASHINGTON — Tearing up as he spoke of the slaying of 20 Newtown first-graders, President Obama made an emotional appeal to the nation for support of his gun-control initiatives on Tuesday, saying, “Every time I think about those kids, it makes me mad.” Continue Reading →

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Connecticut’s Week in Washington

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Members of the Connecticut delegation weighed in this week on gun control, Medicare and Medicaid coverage for prostheses, and the looming sale of Plum Island in Long Island Sound. But the all-Democratic delegation just sat back and watched the GOP struggle over naming a new speaker of the House. Continue Reading →

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