WASHINGTON– The race for the 4th District congressional seat pits political novice Harry Arora, a Republican who says he backs most of Donald Trump’s agenda, against a Democratic incumbent, Rep. Jim Himes, who has the political winds at his back.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes split from other Connecticut Democrats Wednesday in supporting a bill that pares down several restrictions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank bill, a law imposed on U.S. banks and other institutions after the global financial crisis.
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney raised more than $1.5 million from people connected to Connecticut’s financial services industry, but few of those deep-pocketed donors are giving to Donald Trump. An analysis by the Connecticut Mirror shows that, as of the end of July, Trump had only raised about $11,000 from that sector.
WASHINGTON – Newly appointed Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Ben Ray Luján officially announced his picks to be his top lieutenants Wednesday, turning to a long-time ally of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to succeed Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes as the group’s finance chairman.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes split with the rest of Connecticut’s House delegation on Wednesday by voting for a bill opponents say would weaken the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. Most Democrats opposed the bill, even some like Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, who voted for similar legislation as recently as last week.
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a bill that would help Connecticut’s property and casualty insurers by re-establishing a federal backstop in the event a terrorist attack results in massive claims.
Washington – Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy split over a massive omnibus spending bill the Senate approved late Saturday little more than an hour before the government would have shut down due to a lack of funding. Murphy voted for the$1.1 trillion bill, Blumenthal did not.
WASHINGTON – For Rep. Jim Himes, House approval late Thursday of legislation that would allow banks to trade derivatives — a measure he’s been promoting for years — is a bittersweet victory. “I’m not happy that it became a super-hot button issue when it always received bipartisan support,” Himes said.
Connecticut’s insurance commissioner told members of Congress Tuesday he has serious reservations about extending federal oversight of the insurance industry. Thomas Leonardi, commissioner of Connecticut’s Insurance Department, was invited by a Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee to weigh in on new federal oversight of the insurance industry, which is largely regulated by the […]