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Author: Dan Freedman

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Senate approves defense bill with goodies for Sikorsky

The Senate offered up some good news for beleaguered Sikorsky Aircraft, approving a defense authorization bill that includes more than $3 billion for helicopter purchases and upgrades from the

Himes again votes for trade fast track

For the second time in a week, Rep. Jim Himes voted in favor of giving President Obama unfettered fast-track authority to negotiate a controversial trade deal with 11 Pacific rim trading partners –