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F-35 program facing new challenges

The F-35A stealth fighter.

WASHINGTON – Lockheed Martin, maker of the F-35, whose engines are produced by Pratt & Whitney, recently held a glitzy reception in the atrium of the Rayburn House Office Building, complete with a buffet and the chance to “fly” the F-35 in a cockpit simulator, to press home a point — don’t cut funding for the program. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter faces a host of challenges. Continue Reading →

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In outgoing Congress, DeLauro burnished liberal credentials

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s liberal activism may not have helped her win GOP support of her legislative effort in the outgoing Congress, but it helped galvanize the left wing of her party. (This is the third in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.) Continue Reading →

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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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