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  • Senate Resolution Honors The Courant's 250 Years

    The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution honoring the Hartford Courant for 250 years of continuous publication. The resolution was introduced by Connecticut's two senators—Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal—just a few weeks before...
  • 5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration

    5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration
    Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration. The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...
  • Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House

    Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House
    WASHINGTON — If Democrats ever hope to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia. But races in those suburbs are tilting toward...
  • U.S. Senate confirms two new members for nuclear regulator

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday approved the nominations of Jeffery Baran and Stephen Burns to fill vacancies on the five-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Baran currently serves as the Democratic staff director for energy and...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration’s new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the answers....
  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass...
  • Many in Congress not sold on Obama's Islamic State strategy

    Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration's broader strategy to confront...
  • House to vote Wednesday on training Syrian rebels, at least temporarily

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives is expected to approve a short-term measure Wednesday that would keep the federal government open after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and temporarily authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle...
  • U.S. Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want...
  • C-HIT: Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary

    C-HIT: Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary
    After months of delays, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz as the new Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Schwartz, 69, a...
  • In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels

    In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels
    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....