| Mar 9, 2015
| 2:24 PM
HARTFORD — Sens. Chris Murphy and John McCain made a bipartisan pitch Monday for military and economic aid for Ukraine.
"In order to understand what is happening in Ukraine, we have to understand Vladimir Putin,'' McCain, chairman of the Senate...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
The 51-43 vote makes...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:49 PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be among the guests this weekend on CBS' "Face the Nation." The program starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer and...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:14 PM
WASHINGTON — One Connecticut lawmaker decided to skip his speech to a joint session of Congress and others had differing reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forceful condemnation of U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Iran...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:14 AM
As a mother and grandmother, I am concerned about the current direction our use of power in securing my family's safety is taking us, and the world at large. My concern is that the tactics and violence that have been used in the past 13 years are failing,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:35 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five U.S. senators are sponsoring a bill they say will help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers.
Among the sponsors of the legislation are Connecticut's two...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:02 PM
Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:52 PM
The first bill he'll introduce when he returns to Washington will be the American Jobs Matter act. That bill says the Pentagon should consider the impact to U.S. jobs when making procurement decisions.
HARTFORD — As he has for the past five years,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:43 AM
HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Congress gave final approval to a $1.1-trillion spending bill to keep the government from shutting down, but not without a last-minute hitch when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz forced a rare Saturday session, defying party leaders’ efforts for smooth...