WASHINGTON — MGM Resorts International’s efforts to block the establishment of a third casino run by Connecticut’s gaming tribes has stalled on Capitol Hill, leaving the future of the effort in doubt.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday became one of the last U.S. senators to announce he will support a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States and other industrialized nations.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy is trying to make it harder for the Pentagon to shop overseas by attaching a “Buy American” amendment to a bill that would help President Obama negotiate new free trade agreements.
WASHINGTON – The chances of establishing a national park in Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood have improved because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has held tough on keeping a lands package in a massive defense bill – despite pressure to strip out the lands package to allow speedy approval of the bill.
Washington – The Senate on Wednesday voted to limit debate on the nomination of Victor Allen Bolden, the corporation counsel for the city of New Haven, to the federal bench, paving the way for a confirmation vote Thursday.
WASHINGTON – President Obama hopes Congress votes this week to allow the Pentagon to arm and train Syrian rebels, but Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is absolutely not on board.
WASHINGTON – Members of the state’s congressional delegation on Thursday told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid they are tired of tapping their feet waiting for a confirmation vote for Linda Schwartz, the head of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, who has been nominated by President Obama for a top VA job in Washington.
WASHINGTON – As deep problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs come to light, Congress continues to stall on key VA administrative nominees, including that of Linda Schwartz of Connecticut, named to be the agency’s assistant secretary of policy and planning.
Washington – It took more than eight months and executing the “nuclear option,” but Jeffrey Alker Meyer, a law professor at Quinnipiac University and former federal prosecutor, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday as a U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut. Meyer’s nomination had to clear a couple of hurdles Monday. The first was […]
Washington — Most lawmakers are calling it a good deal, but Connecticut anti-hunger advocates say a new massive farm bill’s cuts to food stamps will leave thousands in the state hungry.