Washington – Backed by key Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, returned to an old theme on Wednesday — how to cut the college student debt — by introducing a bill that would do just that.
WASHINGTON – When it comes to overseas travel, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the foreign relations committee, is the Connecticut congressional delegation’s most frequent flyer, taking nine official trips since being sworn in two years ago.
WASHINGTON – One Connecticut lawmaker decided to skip his speech to a joint session of Congress and others had differing reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s forceful condemnation of U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Iran over nuclear weapons.
Washington – Back from a nearly week-long congressional trip to Cuba and other Caribbean points, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said she was optimistic about President Obama’s opening to the island, but realizes the thaw in relations is limited.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro has left the bitter New England cold for Havana as part of a high-level delegation of congressional Democrats hoping to build on President Obama’s recent initiatives toward Cuba.
Washington – At least four of Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers say they’ll attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress next month, even as some criticize the way House Speaker John Boehner made the invitation.
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. Rosa DeLauro’s liberal activism may not have helped her win GOP support of her legislative effort in the outgoing Congress, but it helped galvanize the left wing of her party. (This is the third in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.)
WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose New Mexico Democrat Ben Ray Lujan to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, overlooking a handful of Democrats, including Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, who had been considered for the job.
Washington – Rep. Rosa DeLauro has caused a stir among House Democrats for opposing a bid by Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs in a helicopter accident and is bedridden because of an advance pregnancy, to cast a proxy vote in next week’s leadership elections.
Washington – The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is asking its members to lobby House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi against choosing Rep. Jim Himes as the next head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
WASHINGTON – As the time nears for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to make a decision on who will be the next leader of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, is facing increased competition for the job.
WASHINGTON – With their party in danger of losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. John Larson and Jim Himes have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars from their leadership PACs into the campaigns of fellow Democrats.