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Himes has tough win on Wall Street provision in spending bill

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WASHINGTON – For Rep. Jim Himes, House approval late Thursday of legislation that would allow banks to trade derivatives -- a measure he’s been promoting for years -- is a bittersweet victory. “I’m not happy that it became a super-hot button issue when it always received bipartisan support,” Himes said. Continue Reading →

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Defense bill has billions for new sub class, other CT-made weapons

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WASHINGTON – The defense authorization bill making its way through Congress containins billions for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by companies in the state. It includes a special $3.5 billion fund for a new class of submarines that could be built by Electric Boat in Groton. Continue Reading →

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Pelosi skips Himes, naming New Mexico Democrat as DCCC head

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WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose New Mexico Democrat Ben Ray Lujan to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, overlooking a handful of Democrats, including Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, who had been considered for the job. Continue Reading →

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Once a heated topic for CT delegation, war bill now stalled

WASHINGTON – Debating and deciding what authority President Obama has to conduct a war against and Islamic group known as ISIS was once a hot topic among lawmakers, including those representing Connecticut on Capitol Hill. But post-election, there’s a little sense of urgency, and little pushback on GOP demands that the issue be handled by the next Congress, which will be controlled by Republicans
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DeLauro opposes bid by pregnant lawmaker to cast proxy vote

Washington – Rep. Rosa DeLauro has caused a stir among House Democrats for opposing a bid by Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs in a helicopter accident and is bedridden because of an advance pregnancy, to cast a proxy vote in next week’s leadership elections. Continue Reading →

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