Bloomberg Praises U.S. Senate For 'Amazing' Action On Gun Reform MeasureThe mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.
With Conn. Gun Control Law In Place, Focus Shifts To Congress To ActDebate among lawmakers in Washington to implement tighter national gun laws has effectively stalled. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has worked both sides of the aisle on the issue, said Republicans are unwilling to consider even the basics.
Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won't Be In Federal Gun BillMurphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.
Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This YearCongress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.
Panel Of Conn. Elected Officials Releases 13-Point Plan On Reducing Gun ViolenceAmong the initiatives being pushed by the panel are bans on body armor sales, background checks on ammunition purchases and background checks when firearm permits are renewed.
Schumer: Coming Bipartisan Measure Will Be 'Very Tough' On Illegal ImmigrationPresident Obama will push for a meaningful overhaul of immigration policy in his second term in office, according to senior administration officials and lawmakers.
Date Violence Education Bill Gets A HearingHealth teachers in public schools would be required to give age-appropriate instruction.
Obama Announces Bipartisan Pact On Tax CutsThe President announced a bipartisan agreement on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits as part of a sweeping attempt to strengthen the economic recovery.
Lawmakers Hold Hearings On N.J. Budget CutsSeven New Jersey Assembly panels were scheduled to begin holding hearings Monday on the recently-enacted state budget.