President Obama returns from his two-week vacation in Cape Cod, but Congress remains on its summer break. That does not mean Connecticut lawmakers won’t be busy. Rep. Jim Himes, D-5th District, continues his “17 Towns in 17 Days Tour” and other state politicians will be touching base with constituents, too.
There must be something in the air in the dog days of summer, when Congress is on its August break, that brings on a crisis in Washington.
Congress is on a month-long August break with a lot of unfinished business to face when it reconvenes in September. This includes an immigration bill acceptable to both chambers and the White House, and a way to fund the federal government past the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30.
WASHINGTON – Teaming up with one of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, Rep. Elizabeth Esty scored a legislative win Monday with House approval of a bill aimed at supporting studies in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
A House panel will examine prescription drug and heroin abuse, and committees in both the House and Senate will be discussing issues related to the defense industry.
Washington – Because Congress failed to act, Joanne Lavieri of Manchester received her last unemployment check at the end of March and faces a very uncertain future.
WASHINGTON — Congress will try to cram in as much work as possible this week before taking off for two weeks on an Easter/Passover/Spring break.
The House of Representatives and the Senate are out of session this week. But the White House and State Department will continue to wrestle with Russia over Ukraine and inch toward imposing sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government.