Category: Politics

Simmons Appointed Commerce Committee Chair

HARTFORD, CT – House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford) today announced the House chair of the Commerce Committee, Caroline Simmons. “Caroline brings a diverse outlook on business and community development that has a proven record across the State.” Speaker-designate Ritter said. “Caroline’s persistence and dedication throughout these unprecedented…

Blumenthal, Murphy announce gun safety bill to ensure completion of background checks

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced they will introduce the NICS Data Integrity Act, a bill that would allow the FBI to keep gun-purchase records until background checks are complete. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) in February introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.…

Lamont: MA joins CT, NY, NJ RI, PA, and DE’s multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy

HARTFORD, CT – Recognizing that their states have one integrated regional economy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney today announced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is joining the multi-state council to restore the economy…

Blumenthal issues a statement on the appointment of Brian Miller to be Special Inspector General

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after President Trump appointed Brian Miller, a member of the White House Counsel’s office, to be the Special Inspector General overseeing the pandemic recovery: “By choosing a White House lawyer as the Special Investigator General, President Trump’s intent couldn’t be more clear: he’s…