WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy inched closer to victory Wednesday in his longstanding campaign to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen as the Senate took a historic vote to begin debate on a measure that would end that relationship. Other lawmakers want to go further and end arms sales to the kingdom as punishment for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Boosting White House, Blumenthal says he supports Iran deal
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday became one of the last U.S. senators to announce he will support a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States and other industrialized nations.
Courtney says he supports Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, on Thursday became the second member of the Connecticut delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to voice his support for the Iran nuclear pact.
Blumenthal, undecided on Iran pact, probes its consequences
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal questioned top Obama administration officials about the possible consequences of a nuclear weapons deal Wednesday, pressing the nation’s top general on the military impact of the deal.
As Iran deal nears, Lieberman prepares to help its GOP critics
Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, whose hawkish views hurt him politically in his home state, will be a star witness Tuesday at a hearing organized by House Republicans, who are critical of President Obama’s attempt to reach an agreement with Iran over nuclear weapons.
CT lawmakers hope to harness anger at Russia to help Sikorsky
Washington – Ignored by the Pentagon and State Department, Connecticut lawmakers hope increasing congressional anger towards Moscow will finally force the end of U.S. purchases of helicopters made by Russian state arms dealer Rosoboronexport destined for the Afghan armed forces.
Murphy backs Obama plan on Russia -– and urges caution
WASHINGTON – Citing Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, Sen. Chris Murphy took to the Senate floor Wednesday to defend President Obama’s policy toward Russia from GOP sniping — and to suggest changes.
CT lawmakers take fight over Russian ‘copters to Kerry
Having had a poor response from the Pentagon, Connecticut lawmakers and others who are trying to protect local defense interests have taken their fight to end Russian military contracts to Secretary of State John Kerry.