After Republicans unexpectedly blocked the PACT Act last week, the Senate passed the veterans’ bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden.
The veterans’ bill was expected to pass Congress by the end of the week, but the path forward is now uncertain after Republicans blocked it.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal has been toppled from his job as the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal handily won re-election Tuesday night but his party failed to win enough seats in the Senate to wrest control from the GOP.
WASHINGTON — If Democrats reach their goal of retaking control of the U.S. Senate in November’s elections, Connecticut’s senators have much to gain. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, if re-elected, and fellow Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy will zoom up in seniority much faster than their predecessors.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy, who is still in his freshman term in the Senate, has been given a seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee in the next Congress, a powerful panel that decides all spending issues and is responsible for the budget that funds all federal departments and programs.