CT’s congressional delegation was divided over the debt limit bill, but all of them bemoaned Republicans’ push for spending cuts.
Lisa Hagen is CT Mirror and CT Public's shared Federal Policy Reporter. Based in Washington, D.C., she focuses on the impact of federal policy in Connecticut and covers the state’s congressional delegation. Lisa previously covered national politics and campaigns for U.S. News & World Report, The Hill and National Journal’s Hotline. She is a New Jersey native and graduate of Boston University.
CT Dems reject SNAP work requirements in debt limit talks
Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-5th District, said she is ‘very concerned’ by the GOP push in Congress for stricter requirements to access food stamps.
Biden turns to Ned Lamont, Chris Murphy to boost 2024 campaign
Ned Lamont and Chris Murphy were among 50 lawmakers named to President Joe Biden’s National Advisory Board ahead of the 2024 election.
Biden to nominate CT Judge Vernon Oliver for U.S. District Court
The nomination comes after the Senate confirmed two of Biden’s nominees from CT to sit on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Blumenthal’s kids online safety bill gains more support in Congress
The CT senator said the bill was changed to address critics’ concerns and doubled its lawmaker support since its first introduction in 2022.
Murphy proposes $1B plan to combat fentanyl coming into U.S.
Sen. Chris Murphy wants to boost efforts to seize fentanyl as CT sees the drug heavily contributing to accidental overdose deaths.
CT’s senators differ on social media protections for children
Sen. Chris Murphy supports barring children under 13 from social media. But Sen. Richard Blumenthal believes age limits are hard to enforce.
Sikorsky drops challenge after losing Army helicopter contract
Members of CT’s congressional delegation say they’ll keep pressing the Army for answers on why it chose Textron Inc.’s Bell instead of Sikorsky.
CT Dems push for ethics code amid Justice Thomas controversy
CT’s U.S. senators want more scrutiny of Justice Clarence Thomas’ deals and raised concerns about the lack of ethics guidelines for justices.
Sikorsky challenge to Army helicopter contract is denied
The Stratford-based company had filed a protest to the Army selecting Textron Inc.’s Bell to build the successor to the Black Hawk helicopter.
CT, feds seek limits on non-compete agreements across industries
The CT bill would ban non-compete agreements for most workers earning less than three times the minimum wage.
Sen. Chris Murphy to run for third term
Murphy highlighted his decade-long work to curb gun violence and vowed not to accept any corporate donations during his campaign.
CT Starbucks union advocates bring their fight to Washington, D.C.
Two who helped organize a Starbucks in Vernon were among dozens of employees and union organizers who attended a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
CT senators push for federal gun violence prevention office
The bill would create a Justice Department office to address gaps in gun violence prevention research and make policy recommendations.
CT-led bill aims to protect kids online. Will it clear Congress?
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is renewing a push for the Kids Online Safety Act, which would implement stricter settings on sites used by minors.