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CT lawmakers defy Obama with override of veto on terrorism lawsuit bill

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

Updated at 4:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Every member of Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation voted Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism. It is the first override of an Obama veto. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro seek to override Obama veto of terrorism lawsuit bill

President Obama addresses the nation.

Updated at 8:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are at the forefront of an effort to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would help the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks sue Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading →

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For first time, legislators override a Malloy veto

House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey as the House votes for the first time to override a veto by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suffered his first veto overrides Monday, marking a turning point in the Democratic governor’s six-year partnership with the General Assembly’s Democratic majority. In an election-year distancing from a governor whose approval rating recently sank to 24 percent, the General Assembly overrode the vetoes of three bills and sustained five others. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s line-item budget vetoes stand as House, Senate split

House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey briefs reporters as his caucus members stand by.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s line-item vetoes of $22 million in spending, primarily from undisclosed municipal aid accounts, will stand as the House and Senate disagreed Monday on whether to attempt overrides. The House was willing, the Senate was not. Continue Reading →

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