Obama and the Pope disliked by the right
An apparently innocuous resolution intended to honor Pope Francis is having trouble making its way through the House of Representatives - reportedly mired in politics because some lawmakers view the pontiff as "too liberal."
Radical Republicans: Pope Francis 'too liberal' to receive Congressional Honor
A bipartisan Resolution "Congratulating Pope Francis on his election and recognizing his inspirational statements and actions", is all but dead in the House of Representatives because Republicans say he is "too liberal" while "sounding like President Obama", as reported by The Hill .
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Raw Story
Pope Francis sounds too much like Obama to be honored by Congress, Republican says
A bipartisan congressional resolution that would honor Pope Francis before his potential appearance in Philadelphia next year may not be acted upon because of Republican worries that the pontiff is perceived as being "too liberal," The Hill reports .
Tue Jul 29, 2014
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.
Will Speaker move bill on the pope?
With time running out on the Capitol Hill calendar, the lawmakers who crafted the bipartisan measure are getting impatient with Speaker John Boehner .
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Hartford Courant
Justina Pelletier Goes To D.C. To Lobby For Research Bill
Pelletier , 16, spent 16 months at the center of a widely publicized custody battle between her family and the State of Massachusetts.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Courtney promotes need to refund Export-Import Bank
For Nick Vasile, controller at the Gilman Brothers foamboard manufacturing plant in Bozrah, doing business overseas without the protection of the Export-Import Bank of the United States would be as frustrating as trying to earn a prize at one of those carnival ring-toss games.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Conn. Democrats call on House GOP to back bank
Connecticut Democrats are pushing back against tea party Republicans who want to eliminate federal funding for a little-known banking agency that helps finance U.S. exports.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Larson hosting forum on health innovations
Improving the nation's health care system through science and innovation is the topic of a forum being sponsored by Connecticut U.S. Rep. John Larson.