Immediately after the speech, Sen. Chris Murphy, tweeted that he regretted attending.
Guests at the State of the Union speech have one thing in common – they are involved in issues high on the Connecticut lawmakers’ political agendas.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump hammered familiar themes during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, but Democrats panned the speech even before he uttered the first word.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s members of the U.S. House have invited State of the Union guests who are involved in issues the lawmakers hold dear.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy has invited the head of a Connecticut nonprofit that cares for immigrant children and Sen. Richard Blumenthal a veteran who seeks to help those harmed by Agent Orange..
WASHINGTON – Followed by a phalanx of journalists, Rep. Jahana Hayes joined a group of House Democratic freshmen Wednesday who went on the hunt for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pressure him to hold votes on Democratic bills that would end the shutdown. They did not find McConnell, but even if they had, there’s little evidence they would succeeded in ending a 26-day stalemate.
WASHINGTON — In his first State of the Union address President Donald Trump sought to send Americans a upbeat message – and Connecticut lawmakers showed up to make their points, too. Trump also said he is seeking bipartisanship, but Connecticut Democrats are skeptical.
Connecticut lawmakers are preparing for President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address by inviting a diverse group of guests from the state to attend what is expected to be a highly politicized event.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sought to shift his tone during his first address to Congress, striving for unity and renewal – but did not succeed in bridging a partisan divide. For Connecticut’s Democrats, there was little to like.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers have joined other Democratic colleagues in inviting guests to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress Tuesday — people who will serve as symbolic rebukes to the new president’s policies. Among them: Constituents from seven Muslim countries that were subject to a presidential travel ban and advocates for public schools and the Affordable Care Act .
As I sat in the gallery of the House Chamber at the United States Capitol, I soaked in what was about to commence; the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama. Elevating the eminence of the epic experience was the fact that this would be his last. I reflected on how unlikely it was that I, just a common resident of Eastern Connecticut, was sitting in this auspicious historic hall that looked strikingly different from what appears on television.
WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union speech, President Obama’s “to do” list was much like Connecticut’s “already done” list. “I’ll keep pushing for progress on the work that still needs doing,” the president said. “Protecting kids from gun violence, equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage.”
“The future we want – opportunity and security for our families; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids – all that is within our reach. But it will only happen if we work together. It will only happen if we can have rational, constructive debates.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Connecticut wholeheartedly thanks God and the honorable U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, 2nd District, for graciously inviting Dr. Mohammed Qureshi, our statewide president, as his guest at State of the Union 2016.
WASHINGTON — Once again, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is defying President Obama as he prepares to give his State of the Union address to the nation. Once again, the split is over trade.