Monday Apr 29
The Economya s Invisible People: What if Congress Held a Jobs Hearing and Nobody Came?
Suppose one of the key committees in Congress scheduled a hearing on one of the country's most debilitating economic problems the long-term unemployment that's ensnared millions and none of the committee members showed up? That's almost what happened last week when the Joint Economic Committee's April 24 hearing opened with just one of its members, ... (more)
New York Daily News
Why Mr. Smith never appeared
Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York delivers remarks beside Democratic Senators from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy during a news conference with family members and victims of gun violence on Capitol Hill on April 11.
Gun Debate Reveals Pitfalls of Filibuster Overhaul
This week's floor votes on guns show how different the Senate world might look without filibuster threats - for better or for worse.
Senators report deal on gun control legislation
The Senate moved Tuesday to begin long-anticipated deliberations this week over new gun laws as Republicans appeared to lack the strength to block the debate and bipartisan talks over expanding background checks on gun buyers appeared to have led to a deal.
Farm Team: Democrats to Dominate Connecticut in Near Future
Connecticut voters, like much the rest of New England, ejected moderate Republicans from Congress over the past several cycles.