The United Nations noted that Connecticut’s use of solitary confinement is especially extreme and prevalent.
WASHINGTON – The Senate sent the Trump administration a message of disapproval for a war that has killed thousands of civilians, and engulfed Yemen in famine.
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.
WASHINGTON – Rep John Larson, D-1st District, said he supports a deal with Iran aimed at curbing the nation’s nuclear ambitions – but he also introduced legislation that would give the Obama administration authority to use military force against Tehran.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, on Thursday became the latest Connecticut lawmaker to voice support for the Iran nuclear pact. “I have concluded the risks of not doing the deal outweigh the risks of doing the deal,” he said.
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.
WASHINGTON – While President Obama was trying to sell the American public on a deal with Iran aimed at curbing that nation’s nuclear ambitions, Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Wednesday was receiving a very different message in Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON — Hours before President Obama makes a key speech to the nation to sell the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday announced his support for it.
WASHINGTON — Reaction in Congress to the historic Iran deal ranged from condemnation to hope it will curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Most Connecticut lawmakers praised President Obama for negotiating with Iran and other world powers, although former Sen. Joe Lieberman helped rally opposition to the deal.
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.
WASHINGTON — After the White House reluctantly withdrew its objections, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy voted for a bill Tuesday that would give Congress a say in any agreement with Iran over its nuclear power program. The bill also bridges a disagreement between Murphy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal over the role Congress should play on an Iran deal.