Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal say the legislation will protect voters. It is unclear if Senate Republicans will support it.
Advocates want the Senate to go beyond the new gun safety bill and renew a federal assault weapons ban. But passage remains a challenge.
Kahn, a justice on the CT Supreme Court, largely avoided tough questioning from Republicans, who focused their attention on another nominee.
New England lawmakers want more federal money for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, but it might not happen before winter.
Merriam, a federal district court judge, is one of two Connecticut nominees appointed by President Joe Biden to sit on the 2nd Circuit.
The Senate will likely start voting this week on Sarah Merriam’s confirmation. CT’s senators hope to take up Maria Kahn’s nomination soon.
Inflation Reduction Act clears a path for lower Medicare drug costs and more that CT Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal have sought.
CT Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal hope to insert at least some child care investments into the bill over the weekend.
Democrats sought voting rights safeguards in the Electoral Count Act reform bill, but hope the compromise will help in the 2024 election.
Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has suggested voting on individual components of a bill that would broadly protect abortion access.
Sen. Chris Murphy negotiated and shepherded into passage America’s first significant gun safety law in three decades. Then he flew home to celebrate.
The law would enhance background checks for buyers under 21 and create a “red flag” tool to allow the seizure of guns from troubled people.
Connecticut’s Democratic senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, say they are playing the “long game” on gun-violence legislation.
About 600,000 Connecticut children, and the state’s economy, would be affected if Congress fails to renew key pandemic relief.
Connecticut’s senators said U.S. troops must stay in Afghanistan until the evacuation of Americans and allies is complete.