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President Asks Congressional Authorization For Military Action Against Syria

Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Barack Obama says he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.

08/31/2013

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Lawmakers Look At ‘Lessons’ From Boston Bombing

Lawmakers are holding hearings in Washington to look at law enforcement and counterterrorism lessons learned from the Boston marathon bombing.

07/10/2013

Former Congressman Dies At His Norwalk Home

Donald J. Irwin, a Norwalk Democrat who served three terms in Congress, two years as state treasurer and four years as mayor of his hometown, has died. He was 86.

07/09/2013

IU.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Members Of Congress Mark Six-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Shootings

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are commemorating the upcoming six-month anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown with speeches on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

06/13/2013

New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Two-Year Sentence For Defendant In Roll-Your-Own Scheme

One of the eight people convicted of taking part in a scheme to conceal the source of contributions to the Congressional campaign of former State House Speaker has been sentenced to two years in prison.

06/12/2013

Nicole and Ian Hockley (John Moore/Getty Images)

Some Sandy Hook Families Head For Capitol Hill To Keep Up Pressure For Tougher Gun Laws

Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the president’s allies are asking him to do more without any new prospects of legislation to toughen gun laws.

06/10/2013

Robert Braddock, Jr. outside New Haven Federal Court following his arraignment on campaign finance-related charges. The charges relate to Braddock's work for congressional candidate and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former Donovan Aide Convicted In Campaign Contribution Scheme

A federal jury has convicted a former aide to ex-Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan in connection with illegal contributions to Donovan’s failed congressional campaign last year.

05/21/2013

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At University Of Hartford, President Calls For Congressional Vote On Gun Control

President Obama praised Connecticut’s recent gun control legislation Monday in a speech at the University of Hartford, and assured Congress he’s as “determined as ever” to honor the children killed in Newtown with tougher gun laws.

04/08/2013

Elizabeth Esty (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Esty To Hold Tele-Town Hall

Fifth District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will hold a tele-town hall tonight in the district to discuss the budget. Esty is expected to be joined by Congressman Chris Van Hollen.  He is a Democratic Ranking Member […]

04/04/2013

Delegation Asks For Disaster Declaration For Feb. Storm

Connecticut’s Congressional delegation is urging President Barack Obama to support the governor’s request for a major disaster declaration in the wake of the massive February snow storm.

03/12/2013

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