WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes is on a quest to rein in President-elect Donald Trump’s ability to take the United States to war, shifting that authority to Capitol Hill. “For decades Congress has wimped out on its authority to declare war,” he said.
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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.
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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.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy has escalated his criticisms of President Obama’s campaign against the Islamic State by introducing legislation that would curb the White House’s war-making powers.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers were skeptical and cautious in their response to President Obama’s request for authorization to expand the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic state, especially when it came to the president’s request to allow troops to operate on the ground for limited periods.
WASHINGTON – Insurers like The Hartford and Travelers are contemplating what to do following the U.S. Senate’s failure to approve a federal backstop for coverage the insurers offer businesses to protect them from a terrorist attack.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s property and casualty insurers and other vulnerable businesses are urging Congress to beat a Dec. 31 deadline to renew a program designed to help pay for the costs of a terrorist attack. The GOP-led House is balking at considering a bill approved by the Senate in April with strong bipartisan support.