WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers had different reactions to President Donald Trump’s plan to impose new tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, ranging from praise to condemnation.
WASHINGTON – The day after Donald Trump’s stunning victory, Connecticut lawmakers said they would give the new president-elect a honeymoon period, but it may be short lived.
WASHINGTON — Overshadowed like other congressional races in Connecticut by the loud and vitriolic presidential race, the matchup between Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and GOP challenger Clay Cope has been a civil contest between party moderates.
WASHINGTON — Democrats across the country are trying to tie their Republican opponents to Donald Trump, and it’s no different in the race for the 4th District congressional seat, where Republican nominee John Shaban is trying to unseat Democrat Jim Himes.
WASHINGTON – Pivoting from a taxpayer-funded trip to Italy this week with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Rosa DeLauro visited Afghanistan this week to talk to soldiers and the nation’s officials.
PHILADELPHIA — What’s one thing Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Donald Trump have in common? Their shared opposition to a new trade pact with Pacific Rim nations that President Obama hopes Congress will approve before he leaves office.
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.
At times the room was raucous, especially when Sen. Bernie Sanders lost on a key issue concerning a trade pact with Pacific Rim nations, but Gov. Dannel Malloy was able to keep Democrats moving forward Saturday on the party’s platform.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid bare a fundamental contradiction that may well define his presidency − and not for the better. In his speech, he strongly encouraged Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a controversial “trade” deal between 12 Pacific-Rim nations that appears certain to undermine much of the President’s previous seven years of accomplishments in the areas of economic recovery, economic equality, health care access, climate change, and the rescue of the U.S. auto industry.
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.”
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.
WASHINGTON – News that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations had finally reached agreement on a new trade deal was not good for opponents of the pact like Rep. Rosa DeLauro, yet liberals have won a few small victories in the deal.
WASHINGTON – As negotiators for a massive Pacific Rim trade pact meet in Maui for a final round of talks, Connecticut lawmakers are pressing for changes they say will keep the price of key medicines affordable for patients who need them overseas and in the United States.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes is in Germany with President Obama for the G-7 meeting of major world economic powers, evidence of the president’s success in influencing key members of his party to vote for a trade measure considered a poison pill for most Democrats. Immediately, organized labor said there would be a political price to pay for Himes’ support on the trade bill.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes, targeted as a key swing vote, has decided to back President Obama on legislation that would help the president negotiate a controversial trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations.