Congress

Former Second District Congressman Rob Simmons. Photo by WTICs Matt Dwyer.

Rob Simmons, Former Congressman, Officer To Visit Vietnam

Former Rep. Rob Simmons is heading to Vietnam where he served during America’s long war in the region.

03/09/2015

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Vermont Rep. Says He’s Disappointed By Netanyahu Speech

Vermont’s member of the U.S. House of Representatives says he was disappointed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in which he said an emerging nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran would be a bad deal.

03/03/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

(Courtesy Cong. Jim Himes)

114th Congress Convenes

The 114th Congress convenes in Washington Tuesday,

01/06/2015

John  Larson, Feb. 18, 2013

Larson To Host Community Forum Tonight

(East Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Democratic Congressman John Larson is holding a community forum in the district tonight. Larson is expected to discuss such hot-button issues as immigration and the federal budget, which await lawmakers […]

11/25/2014

Cong. Jim Himes (Courtesy CT-N)

Progressive Dems Oppose Himes For Leadership Post

By STEPHEN SINGER,   Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Fresh off his election to a fourth term, Rep. Jim Himes faced opposition from liberals in his own party who lobbied against the former Goldman Sachs […]

11/18/2014

Jpe D'Ambrosio, Lori Hopkins Cavanaugh (WTIC Photo)

Joe D. Talks With 2nd District Candidate

WTIC’s Joe D’Ambrosio spent an hour Monday with Second District Congressional candidate Lori Hopkins Cavanagh.

10/27/2014

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U.S. Transportation Secretary To Meet State Officials Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is meeting with Connecticut officials to discuss the state’s transportation priorities. Foxx was scheduled to sit down Thursday with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of […]

07/03/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Republicans Endorse Five Candidates For Congress

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Republicans have endorsed candidates to challenge the state’s five incumbent, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Litchfield real estate developer Mark Greenberg received the party’s backing on Friday, […]

05/16/2014

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