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Charla Nash (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Committee Advances Primate Pet Bill

Federal legislation supported by a Connecticut woman blinded and disfigured by a chimpanzee attack, making it harder to keep primates as pets, has cleared a U.S. Senate committee.

07/30/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Courtesy CT-N)

Despite Cost, Blumenthal Calls On House To Approve Senate VA Bill

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the senate version of a VA hospital fix will eventually cost $50-billion per year. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke outside the Newington VA, calling on the House to approve the senate version of the proposal.

06/16/2014

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Senate To Study Home-Grown Marijuana

The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.

05/01/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Labor History Bill Passes Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer to requiring the Department of Education to come up with a curriculum that local school districts can use to teach about the history of the labor […]

04/23/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

Ted Kennedy, Jr. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Run For Connecticut Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

04/07/2014

File photo of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).  (credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Leahy Says Farm Bill Is Good For Vermont

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the farm bill passed by the Senate is good for Vermont for many reasons.

02/04/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Murphy Tells Senate About Connecticut’s Unemployed

One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits veered toward gridlock Wednesday.

01/08/2014

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks at a press conference with Congress members from Connecticut and a group of 26 cyclists who rode from Newtown, Conn., in support of common-sense solutions to gun violence on March 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy: Pro-Gun Senators Are ‘Gun Control Darwinists’

Sen. Chris Murphy has characterized Republicans who have resisted new gun laws as “gun control Darwinists.”

12/11/2013

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Senator Murphy On Compromise

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement in advance of an expected vote in the Senate to reopen the federal government and temporarily increase the government’s statutory borrowing authority: “This is a massive […]

10/16/2013

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