| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin today decried U.S. firms that renounce their corporate citizenship to avoid taxes and said he was introducing a measure to put them at a disadvantage for federal contracts.
“When it comes to a competition between companies, if...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:29 PM
New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins.
The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women.
Clinton, fresh off...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was the only member of Connecticut's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it.
Smith, a 32-year-old customer service and sales specialist at the Bank of America call center in Hunt Valley, says her employer's policy of...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health.
Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Much of what happens in Congress isn't about governing or setting policy, it's about creating campaign issues for the next election. That's because the No. 1 item on the legislative agenda is determining who'll get to set the legislative agenda.
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Shouldn't all Americans, including low-income families, share in this nation's unparalleled food bounty?
So you'd think, and so has been the practice for decades, thanks to nutrition programs designed to ensure that a supply of good food is within...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- At a summer lunch with reporters in her Capitol conference room, Rep. Nancy Pelosi rolled out an ambitious economic agenda for women with next year’s congressional elections in mind.
She launched a legislative agenda of family-...