WASHINGTON – While President Donald Trump had harsh words for NATO on Wednesday, congressional lawmakers stood up for the nearly 70-year-old trans-Atlantic alliance. But lawmakers split largely along party lines when it came to Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin.
Connecticut’s Schick razors receive a waiver in tariff war
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration new policy on imported steel and aluminum has prompted dozens of Connecticut companies to ask for an exclusion from new tariffs on these metals, but only one, Schick Manufacturing Inc. of Shelton, has as yet received a waiver. Meanwhile, the European Union has counter-punched and President Donald Trump threatens to escalate the trade war.
CT lawmakers: Let U.S. say ‘Asiago,’ not just ‘cheese’
WASHINGTON – The entire Connecticut congressional delegation has asked U.S. trade officials to prevent a provision in a new trade pact that would bar state cheese producers from labeling their products “Asiago” or “Feta.”
Murphy: Visa waivers pose bigger risk than Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is among several lawmakers who are saying there is little danger to the United States from the Syrian refugee resettlement program under debate after the Paris attacks, but there are vulnerabilities in the way tourists and other visitors to the United States are processed.