Election reforms will likely be in a federal funding bill, but prospects for the child tax credit and an online safety bill are uncertain.
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CT defense companies likely to get boost from federal spending bill
CT’s submarine and aerospace companies and suppliers could see major investments in workforce and supply chain development.
CT’s 5th District race is receiving national attention and outside spending. Why?
Rep. Jahana Hayes is running against Republican George Logan in a campaign that has garnered national attention and outside spending.
Jahana Hayes, George Logan show sharp divisions in debate
The second debate between the 5th District candidates highlighted divides on abortion legislation, transgender athletes and federal spending.
Jahana Hayes tops George Logan in CT 5th District race fundraising
The biggest spenders in CT’s most competitive congressional race are outside groups supporting both candidates. See how much they’ve given.
Hartford, Stamford winners in House redistricting
No one was drawn out of their district, but several face harder races as a result of revisions.
Bipartisan deal struck on CT state House redistricting
Connecticut’s bipartisan Reapportionment Commission is expected to vote Thursday on new state House districts.
Helped by Trump, Democrats gain in CT General Assembly
Donald Trump’s unpopularity in Connecticut appeared to help Democrats increase majorities in the General Assembly.
Hayes says she’ll support Pelosi, so do all other CT lawmakers
WASHINGTON – After saying during her campaign that she would not back her bid to lead House Democrats in the next Congress, Rep.-elect Jahana Hayes on Tuesday said she will support embattled House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. That makes support for Pelosi’s bid to hold the Speaker’s gavel unanimous among the members of the Connecticut delegation to the U.S. House.
Reforms to stem Whiting abuses head to the governor
Spurred by urgent demands that horrific abuse at Whiting Forensic never happen again, the state House of Representatives unanimously gave final approval to a series of reforms designed to increase oversight of the facility. The House vote was 148 to 0.
Senate, House approve tax plan CT lawmakers call disastrous for state
Updated at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday
WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence presiding, the Senate early Wednesday approved a massive tax overhaul on a strict party-line vote, deepening the partisan divide in Congress. Connecticut’s Democrats joined all others in their party to vote against the tax plan, calling it a giveaway to the rich that would hurt working Americans.
House Democrats block GOP bid to require votes on labor deals
In the first partisan fight of 2017, Democrats in the House of Representatives blocked a Republican proposal Wednesday that would have ended a longstanding practice of approving state employee contracts without a vote.
CT lawmakers want delay in choosing leaders of U.S. House Dems
WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats joined an effort to delay their party’s U.S. House leadership elections on Tuesday, and Rep. John Larson said he would be interested in being part of a new lineup.
CT Dems joined national Democrats in gun-control fundraising pitch
WASHINGTON — Republicans vying to unseat Connecticut Democrats say they are outraged by the attempt to raise political cash from what they characterized as exploitation of the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Democratic Party accused the GOP candidates of using their outrage to avoid taking a position on the gun control legislation at the center of the controversy.
Confederate flag debate roils Congress
WASHINGTON – As South Carolina prepared to take the historic step of removing the Confederate battle flag from its capitol building, members of Congress on Thursday engaged in a bitter dispute over the controversial emblem. “It was bizarre,” said Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District.