U.S. House http://wshu.org en Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address http://wshu.org/post/obama-highlights-grieving-newtown-families-state-union-address <p></p><p>In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama once again highlighted the grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:13:31 +0000 Matt Laslo 11995 at http://wshu.org Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013 http://wshu.org/post/congressional-delegation-conn-ny-reflects-2013 <p>By all accounts this wasn’t a pretty year for Congress.&nbsp; Connecticut and New York lawmakers in Washington say they are as upset about it as voters.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:45:26 +0000 Matt Laslo 10349 at http://wshu.org Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013 LI congressman leads Dems in push to recapture US House http://wshu.org/post/li-congressman-leads-dems-push-recapture-us-house <p></p><p>Democratic Congressman Steve Israel of Long Island is helping spearhead his party’s effort to recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year. Matt Laslo reports on the tough job ahead for Israel.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:14:40 +0000 Matt Laslo 9394 at http://wshu.org LI congressman leads Dems in push to recapture US House Conn., NY congressional delegation relieved over last minute deal http://wshu.org/post/conn-ny-congressional-delegation-relieved-over-last-minute-deal <p>Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they&#39;re relieved after they helped flip the government&#39;s lights back on and avoid a default.</p><p>Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:47:13 +0000 Matt Laslo 6855 at http://wshu.org Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation http://wshu.org/post/conn-us-senators-continuing-push-gun-legislation <p></p><p>Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session.&nbsp; Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:39:41 +0000 Ebong Udoma 5643 at http://wshu.org Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation