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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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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 →
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 →
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 →
The Connecticut General Assembly expects to convene Monday for a one-day veto session, but legislative leaders expressed uncertainty Wednesday about whether lawmakers would attempt their first override of a veto by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – For two days in a row, Rep. Elizabeth Esty has split with the White House and the rest of the Connecticut delegation on two bills that would make a series of tax breaks permanent. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Bucking her party and the White House, Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Thursday helped House Republicans approve by a veto-proof margin a bill opposed by the Obama administration. Continue Reading →