The United Nations noted that Connecticut’s use of solitary confinement is especially extreme and prevalent.
Senate’s Yemen war measure rebukes Trump, rewards Murphy
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.
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.
Larson sponsors measure authorizing use of force if Iran breaks nuclear deal
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.
Himes latest CT lawmaker to back Iran nuclear pact
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.
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.
Iran nuclear pact is key topic as Esty travels to Israel
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.
Murphy says he’ll support Iran nuclear deal
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.
CT lawmakers hopeful, but adopt wait-and-see stance on Iran deal
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.
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.
Murphy helps give Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal
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.