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Battle lines drawn in Connecticut over Pacific trade deal

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District

WASHINGTON – The battle lines drawn over a proposed U.S. trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations are running straight through Connecticut, which has emerged as the home of some of the proposed agreement’s most ardent supporters and bitter foes. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro hosts salon to help Clinton drum up endorsements

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District

WASHINGTON — Although she’s considered her party's front-runner in the race for the White House, Hillary Clinton has not locked up the endorsements of even half of the Democrats in Congress. So Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who endorsed Clinton last week, offered to help boost those numbers this week. Continue Reading →

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Esty raised most campaign cash this year, but Himes has biggest war chest

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WASHINGTON — While it seems they ended their last campaigns just a short while ago, the members of Connecticut's House delegation have begun raising money for their re-election efforts. Rep. Elizabeth Esty brought in the most money during the first quarter of 2015, but Rep. Jim Himes had the most cash on hand. Continue Reading →

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Murphy helps give Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal

Connecticut U.S. Sens. Christopher Murphy, right, and Richard Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — After the White House reluctantly withdrew its objections, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy voted for a bill Tuesday that would give Congress a say in any agreement with Iran over its nuclear power program. The bill also bridges a disagreement between Murphy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal over the role Congress should play on an Iran deal. Continue Reading →

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In CT, 1,500 Homeland Security employees spared shutdown, for now

Department of Homeland Security seal

WASHINGTON – With a last-minute vote, Congress averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, extending its funding by seven days and at least temporarily sparing 1,500 agency employees in Connecticut their paychecks. Continue Reading →

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Food stamp program under GOP microscope

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans this week began a comprehensive review of the food stamp program to determine what is working – and to eliminate what in their view is not – a move that could impact thousands of recipients in Connecticut. Even without changes in the program, thousands of unemployed food stamp recipients in Connecticut may find they are no longer eligible after the end of the year. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers wary of Obama’s war powers request

President Obama announcing his immigration actions in November.

WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers were skeptical and cautious in their response to President Obama’s request for authorization to expand the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic state, especially when it came to the president’s request to allow troops to operate on the ground for limited periods. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers will attend Netanyahu’s speech — with misgivings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Washington – At least four of Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers say they’ll attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu's controversial address to Congress next month, even as some criticize the way House Speaker John Boehner made the invitation. Continue Reading →

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