4 hrs ago
House bill would mandate soda tax; voluntary efforts not cutting it, rep says
Rep. DeLauro: "People want to be healthy and they want their kids to be healthy.
5 hrs ago
Congressional Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban Federal Contracts to Companies Moving Abroad
A group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced legislation designed to prohibit federal contracts to multinational companies that use corporate inversions to cut their tax rates.
9 hrs ago
Ryan White's mother, others urge Congress to continue AIDS programs
Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, the Indiana teenager who became an internationally recognized advocate for people with AIDS until his death in 1990, urged Congress this week to continue funding the AIDS program that bears her son's name.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
U.S. lawmaker takes soda tax battle to Capitol Hill
A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.
The Hartford Courant
CT House Incumbents Winning Political Money Race
Of Connecticut's members to the House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Himes has raised the most money in this election cycle and Rep. Rosa DeLauro the least.
US News & World Report
Democratic Legislation Would Regulate Work Scheduling
A new bill would require companies to give employees more notice and stability when it comes to their work schedules.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Democrats Seek U.S. Contract Ban to Discourage Inversions
Democrats in Congress are trying again to prevent the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that save taxes by moving their legal addresses outside the U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Lloyd Doggett of Texas are slated to introduce legislation today that would create a government-wide ban on contracts with such ... (more)
Lawmakers hold roundtable on Medicare
Lawmakers made a trip to Fair Haven Atwater senior center in New Haven to talk with seniors who say they were dropped by their doctors.
When schedules don't work for hourly workers
With much of the country still suffering the effects of the last recession, many hourly workers are trying to scrape by with part-time jobs that don't give them as many hours as they'd like .
Fri Jul 25, 2014
'Fair Workweek' Is Latest Ploy to Organize Retail, Restaurant Employers | Commentary
On Tuesday, top Democrats and a who's who of labor activists unveiled the latest attack on American businesses.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Bipartisan group pushes Holder to 'broaden focus' on sex trafficking
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is calling on the Department of Justice to go after people who buy children for sex.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
DeLauro Calls On FDA to Strengthen E-Cigarette, Cigar Laws
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen rules keeping "e-tobacco products" and cigars away from children.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Democrat wants FDA ban on marketing e-cigs to children
A House Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban e-cigarette flavors and celebrity marketing practices that she says target children.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Cybercast News Service
Rep. DeLauro Accuses GOP of Treating Unemployed Like - Road Kill'CNS
Rep. Rosa DeLauro accused House Republicans of treating unemployed Americans like "road kill" at an event where she and other Democrats demanded an extension of insurance benefits for the long-term unemployed even though jobs grew faster after they expired.
The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof
It's been seven months since Congress let long-term unemployment insurance benefits lapse, but last week only brought more bad news for the job seekers hoping that House Republicans might relent and allow a vote on extending benefits .
Sun Jul 20, 2014
DNC edges out RNC with $9M in June fundraising
The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
New Haven Independent
City-Wide Open Studios Expands
The city's annual arts extravaganza will hire local tour guides and expand to a second wing of the Goffe Street Armory, thanks to a $50,000 boost from the federal government.
Tammy Simmons Defended Sexist Former GOP Chair Who Claimed Women Are Lazy
Tammy Simmons, the chair of the Manchester, New Hampshire Republican Party, came out in support of Republican State Representative Will Infantine when the now disgraced former City GOP Chair characterized women as lazy and undeserving of equal pay.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Hartford Courant
Dem. Party Leader Heading to CT to Rouse Women's Vote for Malloy
In at least one way, the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a gift from the high court to Democratic candidates -- including those in Connecticut.
Will Legalizing Illegals Help Unemployed? Rep. DeLauro:...
When asked by CNSNews.com on Wednesday whether legalizing illegal aliens would help the unemployed in the United States, Rep. Rosa DeLauro countered that that was a 'a gotcha question' and declined to answer it.