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  • Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys

     Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys
    WASHINGTON — Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee five years ago, flew to Washington Thursday to become a convincing advocate to for a bill that would make it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet.
  • Bipartisan support for sportsmen's bill evaporates

    WASHINGTON A bipartisan bill to open up more public lands to hunters and fishermen and block more regulation of their equipment was abruptly killed in the Senate on Thursday, after senators from both parties tried to use amendments as the platform for a...

    Spike In Connecticut VA Wait Times Unacceptable

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal can't be blamed for his double-take at numbers showing there's been a tripling of Connecticut veterans forced to wait more than 30 days to receive medical care at federal veterans' facilities in this state. Coming months...

    Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision

    Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision
    Democrats in Congress Wednesday launched efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, introducing legislation that would prohibit for-profit companies from seeking religious exemptions to a federal law requiring them to offer...

    Chimp Attack Victim Lobbying Congress for Primate Pet Ban

    In a Congress infamous for legislative gridlock, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal thinks Charla Nash is a major reason why a bill to ban the sale of primates as pets is likely to cruise to congressional approval with bipartisan backing. Nash, a woman who was...