A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a vote Sen. Richard Blumenthal called ‘surreal.’
Green New Deal no deal (yet) for some Connecticut Dems
Reps. Jahana Hayes and Jim HImes have not signed on to controversial Green New Deal that aims to combat climate change.
Blumenthal, Murphy win on net neutrality vote, but House approval unlikely
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s plan to overturn so-called net neutrality rules, which mandate that internet providers give consumers access to content on an equal basis, without favoring some sources or blocking others. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy voted with all other Democrats — and a few Republicans — for the net neutrality resolution.
Senate, House approve tax plan CT lawmakers call disastrous for state
Updated at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday
WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence presiding, the Senate early Wednesday approved a massive tax overhaul on a strict party-line vote, deepening the partisan divide in Congress. Connecticut’s Democrats joined all others in their party to vote against the tax plan, calling it a giveaway to the rich that would hurt working Americans.
Analysts: Little backlash for Blumenthal on Iran vote
WASHINGTON — His opponents may make it a campaign issue and he’s drawn fire from some constituents for the move, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s vote on the Iran nuclear deal hasn’t caused much of a backlash, analysts say.