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.
The Senate hasn’t approved the second coronavirus package, but another massive bill has been proposed.
Blumenthal and about a dozen fellow Senate Democrats will try to investigate the conditions of immigrant detention centers in McAllen, Tex.
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats will push for tighter background checks and new protective orders, modeled after a program that Connecticut has had in place since 1999, to disarm dangerous individuals.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut officials have been more critical than those in any other state of the Federal Railroad Administration’s plan to overhaul train service in the Northeast Corridor, yet some of its strongest critics admit they like much of the plan.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal has been toppled from his job as the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
WASHINGTON — Nearly 15 hours after he launched a filibuster to pressure GOP colleagues to allow votes on gun safety measures, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said there had been an agreement to vote on measures barring those on a terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms and expanding background checks.
WASHINGTON – Reacting to the nation’s latest mass shooting in Oregon, Senate Democrats, including Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, on Thursday said they would try once again to pass legislation first prompted by the mass slaying in Newtown.
WASHINGTON – Congress faces a looming deadline to approve a highway bill if it wants to keep federal transportation dollars from slowing to a trickle in a few weeks, but there’s no consensus on what to do. To press the GOP to action, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other Democrats unveiled a plan Thursday.
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal held a joint press conference on the fatal crash between a Metro-North train and an SUV in Valhalla, N.Y. ; and though they were on the same telephone line, they weren’t always on the same page.
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.
“I’m sure that [the GOP] hoped it was an April Fool’s joke,” Murphy said of the high Obamacare enrollment numbers.