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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
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
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
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
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
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
Rep. Esty's STEM bill wins House approval.

Esty gets `Gold-Star Dad’ bill through House

The House of Representatives on Monday approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty that gives federal job-application preference to “Gold Star Fathers’’ – dads who are parents

Live Updates: Fact-checking the Republican presidential debate

The fun starts at 8 p.m. tonight when 11 of the GOP’s slate of presidential hopefuls enter into the second debate of primary season. Follow along for updates and fact-checking.
U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy wants CT and other states to accept Syrian refugees.

Murphy says CT should take in Syrian refugees

Sen. Chris Murphy said today that Connecticut should be willing to accept refugees from Syria who are flooding into Europe in the wake of the civil war decimating the Middle Eastern nation. In a

Blumenthal backs Iran nuclear deal 

  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., will back the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, joining the rest of Connecticut’s Democratic congressional delegation and defying foes of the pact that include