Steel strikes back against imports

The nation’s steel industry is under attack, and can’t compete with some key foreign manufacturers like China that have unfair advantage, a panel of experts told the Congressional Steel Caucus in
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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Blumenthal meets SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland

It was Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s turn Wednesday to meet the Obama administration’s wandering Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. He called the 63-year-old chief judge of the federal appeals court
State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, holds the Oscar statuette of the late actor and Connecticut resident Art Carney.  Her Republican colleague Devin Carney is the grandson of the 1974 Best Actor for the movie "Harry and Tonto." Contributed photo.

And the Oscar goes to…

Here, you can filibuster and the orchestra won’t cut you off. It was indeed the best of both worlds this week for a handful of Connecticut lawmakers, who got their hands on Oscar without having to eat
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State Rep. Jason Perillo, R-Shelton, is the target of a parody website created by the state Democratic Party, shown in this screen capture taken Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

Democrats create parody website for Shelton GOP lawmaker

Two can play at the game of cybersquatting. A GOP lawmaker who stockpiled the Internet domain names of political friends and foes is the target of a new parody website created by the state Democratic
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Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal react to story on National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Murphy, Blumenthal cite Hearst report in criticizing gun-maker lobby

Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal reacted strongly to a report that the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation is outspending the National Rifle Association on lobbying, saying it
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Blumenthal homeless vet bill gets boost from Schumer

With Veterans Day falling next week and winter approaching, Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s measure to help house homeless veterans got a boost from neighbor Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “These are people
Murphy wins battle to halt lethal aid to Syrian rebels.

Murphy win: White House ends lethal aid to Syrian rebels

Sen. Chris Murphy scored something of a foreign policy victory Friday when the Obama administration adopted his position and halted the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian
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Rep. Esty's STEM bill wins House approval.

Esty tech-ed bill heads to president’s desk

Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s bipartisan measure to expand grants for technical education passed the House on Thursday and is heading to President Obama’s desk for enactment. The bill, co-authored with House
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