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  1. Veterans Gun Bill: House OKs Easing Rules on 'Mentally Incompetent'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | News Max

    A dozen Democrat representatives joined Republicans to support House passage of a veterans' gun bill Friday that would require a court order to prevent mentally incapacitated veterans from buying a gun. About 170,000 veterans are considered mentally incompetent by the VA, according to NPR .

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  2. Esty Helps Lead Opposition To Bill Removing Veterans' Health Records from Gun Background ChecksRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would give veterans - previously unable to purchase firearms because of a mental health diagnosis - access to firearms. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee who led the opposition to the bill, said the legislation ignores the reality of veteran suicide.

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  3. House passes veterans' gun billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    The House voted 240-175 on Thursday to remove veterans considered mentally incompetent by the Veterans Affairs Department for financial reasons from the list of names automatically denied gun permits by the FBI . "I strongly believe we must do everything in our power to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans, especially the men and women who have served, by the Constitution," said the bill's sponsored, Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn.

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  4. 'Veteran Second Amendment Act' under fire right before voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, ripped the proposed bill, saying this is not what it means to take care of our veterans. A proposed bill reversing the policy that bars 167,000 "mentally incompetent" veterans from buying weapons came under fire Wednesday just prior to a Congressional vote. 7 comments

  5. House bill that would enable gun sales to many vets deemed 'mentally incompetent' draws criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A House bill seeking to end federal checks that prevent more than 167,000 veterans deemed "mentally incompetent" from keeping or purchasing firearms is receiving criticism from some Democrats and former generals. "This would be irresponsible, dangerous, and life threatening to those who need access to care, not weapons," a group of 14 former military officials wrote to lawmakers in a letter opposing the bill.

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  6. Next week: Healthcare price tag, veterans and Trump nomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    House Republican leaders next week will continue to sell conservatives on their proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare as their controversial legislation churns through a third committee, and government number crunchers provide a much-anticipated price tag. The House Budget Committee will take up the American Health Care Act, introduced to staunch conservative criticism earlier this month.

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  7. Esty opposes effort to loosen gun rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Connecticut Post

    U.S. Rep Elizabeth Esty used her new power as the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee to take on the committee chairman this week in a losing fight over a bill about veterans, mental health and guns. The bill in question would end the practice of classifying a veteran as mentally incompetent if the FBI's gun background check system showed that he had been assigned a trustee to help manage his personal affairs.

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  8. Infrastructure report card gives U.S. a D-plusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | New Canaan News-Review

    Dannel Malloy, governor of Connecticut, speaks during an American Society of Civil Engineers news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The ASCE today released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card indicating the national grade for infrastructure remains at a D+, the same grade the U.S. received in 2013.

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  9. Report: $4.6T Needed to Fix America's Barely Passable InfrastructureRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates the U.S. needs to spend trillions of dollars to get its infrastructure up to snuff. , Trump gave himself an A-plus for effort.

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  10. Trump Signs Bills to Boost Women, Girls in STEMRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | T.H.E. Journal

    Only 26 percent of women who obtain STEM degrees work in STEM jobs. New legislation coming out of the Oval Office earlier this week seeks to tackle this issue by creating new opportunities for these women, as well as girls who are interested pursuing STEM and entrepreneurial careers.

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  11. Move to Get Women in STEM Fields Needs Funding: ExpertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | NBC San Diego

    File photo - A pair of bills aimed at encouraging women to get into STEM fields were signed by President Donald Trump last week. Two new bills that aim to promote women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are a positive step forward, but they don't quite cut it, experts say.

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  12. On the commercialization path: New research supports women in STEMRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | The Hill

    Recently, Congress passed two bills designed to promote women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions, and presented them to the White House. This past Tuesday, President Trump signed these two bills-The INSPIRE Women Act, and The Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act-into law.

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  13. GOP finds Obamacare complications hard to treat | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Hundreds of protesters joined the members of the state's congressional delegation at a rally to save the Affordable Care Act on the north side of the State Capitol in January. Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were joined by fellow Democrat Reps.

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  14. Lawmakers Bump NASA Bill and Increase Several Agencies' Cyber ResponsibilitiesRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2017 | Government Executive

    Congress temporarily shelved a NASA authorization bill, but it was a busy week between a visit from President Donald Trump, fighting over whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from Russia-related investigations , and confirming Rick Perry and Ben Carson to the Cabinet. The House scheduled a vote on NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, S. 442 , for Monday under suspension of rules, but dropped it off the schedule.

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  15. Trump Quietly Overturns Obama-Era Rule On Gun ControlRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    Obama's rule would have added people receiving Social Security funds for mental illness to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System. "I thank President Trump for signing my bill into law and repealing this regulation that was a direct threat to the Constitution and the principles we hold dear", Dr. Abraham said .

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  16. DeLauro: Sessions "Must Step Down"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | New Haven Independent

    Connecticut Democratic lawmakers joined a growing chorus of their colleagues Thursday in calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, citing his testimony under oath denying he had contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. "Attorney General Sessions must resign," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District.

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  17. 10 things to know about Cowboys CB Byron Jones: from a steak and gummy worm meal to 'The Real World'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    ... major, has interned for both Connecticut's House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty in Washington D.C., according to the AP. Jones first became interested in government through conversations with Aresimowicz, who ...

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  18. D.C. Buzz: Esty gets bills signed by TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Westport News

    Democratic Governors Association Vice Chairman Jay Inslee, left, Chairman Dannel Malloy, center, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, center, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige, right, share a laugh during a DGA news confernce at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. less Democratic Governors Association Vice Chairman Jay Inslee, left, Chairman Dannel Malloy, center, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, center, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige, right, share a laugh during a DGA news confernce ... more Reporters wait to try and get access to an off camera briefing with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer instead of the normal on camera briefing at the White House on February 24, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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  19. Greater Danbury's congressional delegation reacts to TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Greenwich Citizen

    U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty , a Democrat, and Democrat Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were critical of Trump's first address to Congress. "The values President Trump talked about in his speech tonight - ideas like standing up to special interests, securing our national defense, and expanding economic opportunity - were totally at odds with the divisive and damaging policies he has pursued and the appointments he has made since taking office," Esty said in a prepared statement.

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  20. Democrats Groan When Trump Announces Office To Help Victims Of Immigrant CrimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    But that's not exactly what that report says. He said the majority or immigrants "are law-abiding, honest, hard-working, tax-paying residents of this country".

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