WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday said he is introducing a bill that would provide federal grants to states for establishing gun violence restraining orders – and said he doubted a broader one Sen. Richard Blumenthal plans to introduce Thursday would pass the Senate.
WASHINGTON — A rash of overdoses in “sober homes” in Connecticut and other states has prompted Sen. Chris Murphy and a bipartisan group of his colleagues to ask federal investigators to determine if additional oversight is needed of these residences for people recovering from substance abuse.
WASHINGTON — This political season, gun control advocates are bolstered by Hillary Clinton’s embrace of their issue and an increase in the political cash they’ve raised, even as they continue to be outgunned by the National Rifle Association when it comes to campaign spending.
WASHINGTON – When it comes to presidential primaries, there are states that have a disproportionate impact and others little at all, and Connecticut may be in the latter category this year. But some say there’s a chance of relevance in this unpredictable political year.
WASHINGTON — The tight race in Iowa between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is not reflected in Connecticut among donors to the two candidates. As of Dec. 31, Clinton’s campaign had taken in six times as much as Sanders’.
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WASHINGTON — Sen Chris Murphy said a third-party ad supporting Sen. Ted Cruz’s White House bid “makes me want to throw up” because it said the GOP presidential candidate “stopped Obama’s push for gun control laws” in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings
WASHINGTON – There’s plenty of competition if you are a presidential candidate raising money in Connecticut, especially if you are a Republican. The latest Federal Election Commission reports show Connecticut donors have contributed about $1.8 million to 17 presidential candidates in the first half of the year.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the legality of federal subsidies that help millions of Americans purchase health insurance was lauded by the Connecticut lawmakers who supported the Affordable Care Act, but it doesn’t end the political fight over the health care law.
STAMFORD — At a GOP dinner named for Prescott Bush, patriarch of a Connecticut family that has produced two presidents and one contender, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Thursday that America craves new leadership.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a recently declared candidate for the Republican nomination for president, will give Connecticut an early look at his campaign — at a dinner honoring the grandfather of a likely rival, Jeb Bush.
WASHINGTON – For years Connecticut companies, large and small, have benefitted from a federally backed bank that helps them sell their goods overseas — but a bitter fight over whether the Export Import Bank is taxpayer-funded corporate welfare has put its future in question.
WASHINGTON – Flanked by victims of abuse, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other sponsors on Wednesday introduced their long-awaited bill aimed at fighting what some consider an epidemic of sexual assaults on campus.