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Gov. Malloy Statement on the Nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of the U.S....

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, BIPARTISAN COLLEAGUES CALL FOR BUY AMERICAN PROVISION IN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), led by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), joined the fight to restore a ‘Buy America’ provision in the Water Resources Development (WRDA) Act that would require the use of American-made iron and steel products in infrastructure projects. The Buy America rule already passed in the Senate version of the bill with broad bipartisan support, but it has been pulled from the compromise package reached between leaders in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives

Blumenthal, Murphy, Bipartisan Colleagues Call for Buy America Provision in Water Infrastructure Packag

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), led by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), joined the fight to restore a ‘Buy America’ provision in the Water Resources Development (WRDA) Act that would require the use of American-made iron and steel products in infrastructure projects. The Buy America rule already passed in the Senate version of the bill with broad bipartisan support, but it has been pulled from the compromise package reached between leaders in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Courtney Announces EPA Has Issued A Final Rule Establishing A New Eastern Long Island...

Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final rule to establish a new Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site (ELDS). Courtney has long advocated for the establishment of the site to meet validated long term dredging needs for eastern Connecticut and support the region’s maritime economy.

Gov. Malloy Congratulates the Conn. Department of Transportation on Receiving Top Prize for Q...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy is congratulating the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for earning the Grand Prize at the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition in recognition of the agency’s successful work on creating the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven. The state was honored with the top prize in the national competition, which attracted a record 84 project nominees from 39 state transportation departments plus the District of Columbia.

Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney, Himes, Esty Announce Federal Energy Grants for Farms in Lebanon, Easton,...

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced today four USDA Rural Energy for America grants for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments at farms in Lebanon, Easton, Litchfield and New Canaan

California Woman Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Scheme to Defraud Struggling Homeowners

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MICHELLE LEFAOSEU, also known as “Michelle Bennett,” “Michelle Lee” and “Michelle Page,” 42, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for participating in an extensive mortgage loan modification scheme.

Former State Representative Involved in Mortgage Fraud Scheme is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VICTOR CUEVAS, 52, of Bristol, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to one year of probation and a $1,000 fine for conspiring with others to commit bank fraud in connection with his home mortgage loan applications

Larson Visits South Park Inn Homeless Shelter

Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited the South Park Inn, a homeless shelter that serves nearly 1,500 men, women, and children each year, and has sheltered more than 60,000 since it opened its doors

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

Courtney Releases New Information On Efforts To Assist Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released new information on his efforts to assist homeowners in northeastern Connecticut with crumbling foundations. On Wednesday, Courtney met with the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) to discuss his recent determination that federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could be used to assist homeowners.

Gov. Malloy Announces $55 Million in Funding to Advance Development of Affordable Housing Across...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) Executive Director Karl F. Kilduff today announced that the State of Connecticut is awarding over $55 million in loans and grants, leveraged with significant investments from the private sector, that will help fund 13 affordable housing developments in 11 towns and cities across the state.

Courtney Announces His Amendment To Return Stonington Wharf To Town Passes The House

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that his amendment to restore the Old Stonington Wharf to the Town of Stonington was passed by the House of Representatives as a part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). The historic Stonington wharf which was once an important dock and social gathering area for the town has been deteriorating for decades.

Courtney Releases HUD Letter Outlining Possible Assistance For Crumbling Foundations

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released a letter from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) indicating that Connecticut municipalities may have a path to pursue federal grant funding to address repairs associated with crumbling foundations. As part of his effort to identify federal resources for homeowners struggling with crumbling foundations, Courtney received a letter from HUD outlining two possible sources of existing annual federal grant funding that could be used for municipal housing rehabilitation programs

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Gov. Malloy Statement on the Nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)