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New Analysis Confirms Health Care Reform Will Help Families and Businesses in Connecticut’s 4th District

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The health care reform legislation that will come to a vote in the House of Representatives on Sunday will bring significant benefits to Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. According to a new report using data from the U.S. Census, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Department of Health and Human Services, hundreds of thousands of families […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont’s New Video

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Democratic caucus budget suggestions don’t do the trick

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Rep. Deb Heinrich (D-Madison) in a letter to colleagues: “My thanks to you for the opportunity to share our thoughts together last evening at caucus. I am heartened by the open and honest exchange that was shared and the willingness to work together toward a solution to closing our 2010 and 2011 deficits. Many members […] [Read More]
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More On Dodd’s Feeble Consumer Protection Law

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From Politico: On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), perhaps the most liberal member of the Senate, argued that the measure cobbled together by Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat who’s not seeking reelection this fall, doesn’t do enough to tie Wall Street’s hands. “Unfortunately, the financial reform bill, as currently written, does not go far enough in […] [Read More]
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Current reconciliation bill will save $130 billion

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A new CBO report issued today says that the current reconciliation bill will save $130 billion! The Christian Science Monitor has more on the story: The long-awaited CBO report appears to be a big boost to House Democrats in a sprint to get healthcare reform wrapped up, as soon as this week. “It is the […] [Read More]
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America’s Middle Class Shouldering the Brunt of Health Insurance Crisis

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* Read the report: Barely Hanging On: Middle-Class and Uninsured The two recessions that Americans have weathered in the first decade of the 21st century have taken a tremendous toll on people’s ability to afford health insurance—and employers’ capacity to offer it. A new report from the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), documents that […] [Read More]
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QUINNIPIAC POLL: LAMONT LEADS GOV. RACE, BYSIEWICZ A.G.. IN PRIMARIES

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A new Q poll has these numbers for Governor: Among Democrats, 44 percent of voters are undecided, while businessman Ned Lamont gets 28 percent to Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy’s 18 percent. No other candidate tops 4 percent. On the Republican side, Foley has emerged as a leader in the primary campaign with 30 percent, but […] [Read More]
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Catholic Sisters Support Passage of Healthcare Bill

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NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, released the text of a letter to Congress supporting healthcare legislation from organizations and communities representing tens of thousands of Catholic Sisters. This letter (text below), which is being delivered to each Member of Congress, comes just days after a statement in support of passing healthcare reform by […] [Read More]
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