Rosa To OMB: Stop Stalling

Rosa DeLauroWASHINGTON—After waiting well over the usual 90-day period, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is urging the Office of Management and Budget to take action on a rule that would broaden federal regulations of E. coli.

Back in January, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service submitted a rule to the OMB that would expand regulations on six strains of E. coli. However the OMB has “delayed” making a decision on the proposed E. coli rule, which, DeLauro said, comes at the detriment to Americans’ health and safety. She sent a letter Wednesday to Director of OMB Jacob Lew calling for action on the proposal.

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Lieberman Reaffirms His Loyalty To Israel With Resolution

Joseph LiebermanWASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman reaffirmed his support for Israel last week when he and another senator introduced a resolution stating the United States has a duty to help Israel defend and maintain its borders.

According to the, Hatch-Lieberman Israel Resolution, having Israel’s borders return to the 1967 armistice lines goes against U.S. policy as well as our national security.

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Meet Pamela Sorensen

Pamela SorensenFeasting on the who, what and where of DC wasn’t as sweet until Pamela Sorensen arrived on the social – and social networking – scene. About four years ago she began the blog pamelaspunch.com to update her growing fan base about the latest social, professional, and philanthropic scenes. Since then her following has grown immensely and Pamela’s Punch has become a household name. Continue reading…

CT Congressmen Will Return Donations From Weiner

WASHINGTON – Both Connecticut representatives who received campaign contributions from Anthony Weiner, D-NY,  have announced they will donate those funds to local charities.

U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and Jim Himes will donate a total of $3,000 they received over the years from Weiner to various charities. Himes to call for Weiner to resign, saying the New York congressman’s actions surrounding photos he sent via Twitter were distracting Congress.

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Longtime Boy’s And Girl’s Club Employee Retires

Ron Rust

After 41 years, it’s hard for the Boys and Girls Club to say farewell to its employee, role model and genuine father figure, Ron Rust. But even as Rust adjusts to life in retirement, his influence and “life lessons” endure at the club and within its members.

“For many years he was like the backbone of that boys club,” Frank Tolson said about his friend Rust.

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VA Clears Up Confusion Over Conflicting Education Benefits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is making sure new language in the GI Bill will not work against veterans seeking to use both state and federal benefits to attend Connecticut’s public universities.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is making sure new language in the GI Bill will not work against veterans seeking to use both state and federal benefits to attend Connecticut’s public universities.

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