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DODD DEMANDS ANSWERS ON DELAY OF STRONGER SUNSCREEN SAFETY STANDARDS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, just before the Memorial Day holiday that has traditionally kicked off the start of the summer beach and pool season, Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Jack Reed (D-RI) sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg inquiring into the delay of a “meaningful, enforceable standard for sunscreen […] [Read More]
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FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN FIVE CONNECTICUT COUNTIES AFFECTED BY RECENT STORMS

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Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has announced that individuals and households residing in Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Middlesex, and Windham counties that were affected by storms and heavy flooding in March, April and May are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The heavy storms that struck […] [Read More]
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DELAURO INTRODUCES BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION, RISK REDUCTION, AND AWARENESS ACT

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Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) introduced the Birth Defects Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Awareness Act of 2010 today, which will help provide accurate, evidence-based information to pregnant and breast-feeding women about medications, chemical exposures, foodborne illness and other exposures associated with birth defects or health risks to a […] [Read More]
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Office of State Ethics Reaches $3,500 Settlement with G. Kenneth Bernhard

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Former Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board (CEAB) Chairman G. Kenneth Bernhard, of Westport, CT, agreed to pay a $3,500 penalty for making three political contributions while serving as a CEAB member. According to the attached complaint filed along with the consent order, from January 2008 to March 2010, Bernhard was a member of the Citizen’s Ethics […] [Read More]
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Stimulus Lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.5 percentage points

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Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as the economic stimulus package, certain recipients of funds appropriated in ARRA (most grant and loan recipients, contractors, and subcontractors) are required to report the number of jobs they created or retained with ARRA funding after the end of each calendar quarter. The […] [Read More]
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New Report Shows Safety Laws Save Lives, Billions in Costs

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Safety Advocates Call on Congress to Pass Unfinished Highway and Auto Safety Agenda Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released a new report showing that federal and state auto safety laws enacted over the past 20 years have saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs. The auto safety group used […] [Read More]
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Announces It Will Unilaterally Implement Key Provisions of the ‘Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act’

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New Provisions Ensure Greater Transparency and More Robust Treatment Coverage Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and its parent company, announced today it will unilaterally implement key provisions of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act introduced by U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro. These new provisions include more transparent benefit language including clear explanations of benefits to […] [Read More]
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F-35 extra engine program “Simply Makes No Sense”

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Sec. Gates: “I firmly believe that the interests of the taxpayers, our military, and the JSF program are best served by not pursuing an extra engine.” Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reiterated his position against the F-35 extra engine program, calling it wasteful and unneeded in a letter to Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01). He […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont leads Dan Malloy 41 – 24 percent

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Quinnipiac University Poll: In the Democratic primary for governor, former Senate candidate Ned Lamont leads former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy 41 – 24 percent, with 30 percent undecided. Lamont gets a 46 – 12 percent favorability among Democrats, with 39 percent who haven’t heard enough to form an opinion. For Malloy, 65 percent haven’t heard […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal Leads McMahon By 25 Points

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Most Voters Say Vietnam Issue Doesn’t Impact Vote Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal leads former wrestling executive Linda McMahon 56 – 31 percent in the U.S. Senate race and tops the Republican candidate by large margins on every character measure, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. This compares to a 61 – 28 percent Blumenthal […] [Read More]
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