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.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty
Washington Watch, Week of Aug. 10
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.
Washington Watch, Week of Aug. 3
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.
Teamed up with Texas conservative, Esty has win on STEM education
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.
Washington Watch, Week of April 27
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.
Congress to move ahead, then freeze up, on jobless benefits
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 Watch, Week of April 6 – April 12
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.
Washington Watch: March 17-22
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.