HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic members of Connecticut's congressional delegation called for the special counsel's confidential report on the Russia investigation to be made...
House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office.
Connecticut’s newest congressional member to be sworn in
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new member of Connecticut's congressional delegation will be sworn into office with the rest of the incoming 116th Congress.
Democrat Jahana Hayes, a 45-year-old former national teacher of the year, will be the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. She's scheduled to appear at Thursday's swearing-in ceremony, to be held on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Wesleyan, Eversource sign agreement on energy efficiency
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University has signed an agreement with Eversource Energy to support the school's goal of moving toward achieving carbon neutrality.
The partnership involves a three-year plan to improve energy efficiency and save 3.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
Lawmakers want federal disaster funds for tree removal
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation want federal disaster relief made available to help homeowners cover the cost of clearing fallen trees and debris.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, all Democrats, announced Tuesday they've introduced federal legislation that would overturn an existing federal law that bars Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance for such expenses following storms.
Woman facing deportation gets reprieve after hunger strike
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman facing deportation to Bangladesh has been granted a reprieve by federal immigration officials after supporters went on a hunger strike.
Salma Sikandar had been ordered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to leave the country Thursday morning, but the agency late Wednesday agreed to stay the order until the Board of Immigration Appeals can consider reopening her case.
Supporters of woman facing deportation go on hunger strike
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives and other supporters of an immigrant from Bangladesh are on a 43-hour hunger strike in Connecticut to protest her deportation.
Federal authorities have ordered Salma Sikandar to return to Bangladesh on Thursday.
Relatives and other immigrants rallied outside the federal courthouse in Hartford on Tuesday to urge federal officials to allow Sikandar to stay at her New Haven home while she tries to reopen her immigration case.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro wants more information about the status of a program that allows low-income people to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at thousands of farmers markets across the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local):
House Republicans have abruptly canceled a committee meeting dealing with funding to handle refugees and immigrant children who arrive without parents at the border.
Committee Republicans say the Monday meeting was postponed because of scheduling conflicts with a defense funding bill. It's being rescheduled for after the Independence Day recess.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are traveling to Texas to meet with migrant families being held in detention facilities.
Lawmakers Call Administration Policy Child Abuse
Robber baronsMake no mistake about it.With their latest pandering to state employee unions, Democrats Richard Blumenthal and Rosa DeLauro falsely claim that they are standing against corporate interests, whereas they are actually blocking state employee union members from their right not to pay mandatory dues to the largest robber-barons of taxpayers in our state, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees).Grant MonsarratEaston
Given this brutal flu season steps for a universal — and more consistently effective — vaccine against the contagious respiratory illness are being taken in multiple sectors.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is one of the richest members of Congress while Sen. Chris Murphy is far from it, according to the Wealth of Congress Study by Roll Call, which ranks members of the 115th Congress by estimated net worth.
US Rep. DeLauro says Congress should pass paid family leave
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is urging Congress to pass her bill to establish national paid family and medical leave.
The Connecticut Democrat is marking the 25th anniversary of the federal Family Medical Leave Act and calling for government-guaranteed paid leave. She's speaking Monday at a restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut.
DeLauro to survey hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is the latest member of Connecticut's congressional delegation to survey the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
The Democrat is traveling to the island on Thursday and Friday. She is being joined by fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Grace Meng of New York, a colleague on the Appropriations Committee.
STRATFORD — Election Day is 10 months away, but state Rep. Joe Gresko is already getting some high-profile endorsements.
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WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers universally condemned President Donald Trump for his inflammatory description of impoverished nations with immigrant populations in the U.S., but remain hopeful a deal can be reached to protect DACA Dreamers.
Washington — With the news that longtime Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin will retire, one of his Michigan colleagues is seeking to succeed him on the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee.
In Washington, geographic loyalty goes only so far. In hiring a press secretary, a House member or senator generally looks for prowess in putting the lawmaker before cameras, trying for the right quotes in the right newspapers, and bookings on CNN and MSNBC.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans took the wrapping off their long-anticipated tax bill, revealing a few attempts to appease lawmakers from states like Connecticut concerned about the proposed elimination of state and local tax deductions.
DERBY — For the first time in a dozen years, the city’s two mayoral candidates will square off in a debate Tuesday night.
SHELTON — Since Labor Day, Kevin Kosty’s daily routine hasn’t changed: work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a scientist at Perkin-Elmer; then campaign for 2nd Ward alderman.
Some days have been like Oct. 1 — Shelton Day — when Kosty stood outside a booth, hoping to win over voters.
Connecticut officials renew push for federal gun legislation
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation on Friday renewed their calls for tighter controls on guns in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Rosa DeLauro spoke to dozens of people at a rally in New Haven.
Connecticut governor orders flags to half-staff for Vegas
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered flags lowered to half-staff until Friday to honor the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.
The Democratic governor calls it a senseless tragedy. He says Connecticut stands with everyone affected by the shooting.
There’s a rift in New Haven — and it’s not a matter of Pepe’s versus Sally’s “apizza.”
For the first time since 2001, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is facing the prospect of a primary challenge by a member of her own party, Milford Alderman Bryan Anderson.
DANBURY - The Connecticut delegation in Washington sees the value in fuel cell technology and urged on Friday the Department of Energy to release additional obligated funds to FuelCell Energy.
Strange route for tax dollarsI’m most often baffled and sometimes quite miffed at how our congressional representatives and senators behave.I’m talking of course about Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.Nearly two months ago I sent them all an email asking...
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3), along with U.S. senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Al Franken (D-MN), and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), have introduced the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act to crack down on employers who unfairly withhold wages from their employees.
BRIDGEPORT — On Monday, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, will join Save the Sound to announce $8 million in federal funding for the Long Island Sound that DeLauro recently secured in the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Sixty-one students in Connecticut have accepted appointments to one of the nation’s four service academies, according to the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation.
“It is cruel, it is inhumane and it is heartless.’’
And Rep. Rosa DeLauro was only warming up.
At an Appropriations subcommittee hearing last week, DeLauro, D-Conn., let loose on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over Trump administration-proposed budget cuts.
On Monday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) will join advocates and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to discuss the importance of funding programs that President Trump may propose to cut as part of his budget. During the event, DeLauro will hear firsthand from women on how these programs have impacted them, as well as why the Violence Against Women Act must to be reauthorized.
MILFORD — On Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m., U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) will visit Jonathan Law High School in Milford to lead a town hall-style forum on President Donald Trump’s tax plan. DeLauro will offer brief remarks at the start of the event and will then hear directly from constituents.
WASHINGTON — On the steps of the Capitol, where Congress has seemingly ignored their pleas for “common sense” gun regulations, the bikers of Team 26 stood with bright green jerseys and gray helmets, ready to start their fifth annual ride of 400 miles — this time headed north.
DERBY— Luis Barrios, an immigrant from Guatemala who had been scheduled for deportation Thursday morning, has been granted a 30-day stay, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Wednesday.
Activists opposed to the deportation of a Derby man from Guatemala blocked the doors to a federal immigration court Tuesday, according to statements and video from organizers.
STRATFORD — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., will be on hand for the annual Terry Backer Dinner on Sunday at noon, in the Blue Goose Restaurant, 326 Ferry Blvd., Stratford.
Donald Trump has been a cash cow for Elizabeth Esty.
By one measure, the 5th District congresswoman raised more money during the first three months of 2017 than the other four Connecticut House members combined, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
Failure is no victoryI would like to ask Rosa DeLauro and the rest of the Democratic members of Congress to explain why they feel the replacing of Obamacare failing is a victory for the American people?Considering my employer was just informed of the new rates for our upcoming renewal and we are...
Tears, anguish and concern over President Trump’s proposed budgetary cuts
DERBY-Tears flowed, anguish creased faces and pleas for help filled the room.
DeLauro calls on Congress to save heating aid for poor
DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has scheduled a meeting with families who rely on federal heating aid, and plans to call on Congress to shield the program from President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts.
The Democratic representative is set to meet Monday in Derby with families who rely on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. She says she wants to hear firsthand how they would be affected by the president's proposed cuts.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats rejoiced at the downfall Friday of the Republican health care replacement for Obamacare, calling the last-minute cancellation of a scheduled House vote a major win for those who would have lost insurance under it.
WASHINGTON — The guests of Connecticut lawmakers at President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday night — a police chief, a hospital administrator and Middle Eastern immigrants — were reminders “the actions we take in Congress affect lives,” as Rep. Elizabeth Esty put it.
Increased security called for at area Jewish centers
WOODBRIDGE — Susan Stone listened politely as Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro outlined the steps they will take at the federal level to protect Jewish congregations from hate crimes and violence, but ultimately she didn’t like what she heard.
Democrats holding forums on impact of Obama health care law
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic members of Congress from Connecticut are meeting with constituents to discuss the impact of former President Barack Obama's health car law.
Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump have pledged to repeal and replace the 2010 law.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., was aghast as she listened to President Donald Trump quip about national security at Thursday’s press conference.
In the wake of a Russian spy ship cutting near Groton this week, Trump dismissed the threat to Connecticut and the United States.
Members of the Congressional Border Caucus are scheduled to visit the Rio Grande Valley next week to meet with community members and local officials to discuss border enforcement, immigration and trade, according to a news release.