Washington – As executives from Target and Neiman Marcus prepared to tell a Senate panel how hackers stole personal information from millions of their customers, Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced a new data security bill.
Washington – With Congress opposed to even the most modest efforts at gun control, activist are hoping a sympathetic White House will make gun ownership a public safety issue and pour money into public information campaigns and gun research.
Washington — Connecticut’s House members, all Democrats, voted unanimously Wednesday against a farm bill that would spend nearly $1 trillion on farm programs over the next five years — but would cut food stamps.
Washington — Most lawmakers are calling it a good deal, but Connecticut anti-hunger advocates say a new massive farm bill’s cuts to food stamps will leave thousands in the state hungry.
Washington – Crisis-plagued Metro-North and its parent company sought to delay and weaken proposed federal safety measures that could have helped prevent some of the accidents the rail company suffered in the past year. Less than two weeks before a foreman was killed by a train, Metro-North pressed the Federal Railroad Administration to delay a safety rule requiring trains to slow to 25 miles per hour when passing a work site.
Washington – President Obama’s state of the union speech Tuesday evening will focus on economic fairness for the middle class and the long-term unemployed and a defense of the Affordable Care Act, a senior administration official said.
Washington – As a Democrat, the freshman is under pressure from her party to support President Obama’s signature law. But as a Democrat representing Connecticut’s 5th District, which has a history of supporting Republicans, Esty is also pressed to distance herself from some of the more unpopular aspects of the law.
In keeping with President Obama’s theme of inequality in the United States for his State of the Union address to the nation on Tuesday, some Connecticut lawmakers have invited special guests.
Washington – Bradley International Airport has gotten quieter. At least that’s what the airport has told the Federal Aviation Administration, which approved a new noise map this week that shows the area affected by the noise of Bradley’s flights has shrunk significantly over the past five years.
Washington — A push by the White House and lobbying by the parents of children massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School failed Wednesday to convince the Senate to consider a relatively modest gun-control measure: An expansion of background checks for firearms purchases. “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” said […]
Washington — Memories of a national tragedy usually dim quickly. But the deaths of 20 first-graders and six teachers in Newtown appear to be doing what other mass shootings have been unable to do — provoke action against gun violence, perhaps in Washington, but more certainly in state capitals across the country. In creating a Cabinet-level panel […]