Category: Politics

Fox Reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair

Speaker-designate Ritter, Maj. Leader Rojas laud legislators’ ability to work across aisle Connecticut House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas today announced that State Representative Dan Fox (D-Stamford) has been reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair. “Dan was the thrust behind a bill that allowed voting by absentee ballot for all Connecticut…

Simmons Appointed Commerce Committee Chair

HARTFORD, CT – House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford) today announced the House chair of the Commerce Committee, Caroline Simmons. “Caroline brings a diverse outlook on business and community development that has a proven record across the State.” Speaker-designate Ritter said. “Caroline’s persistence and dedication throughout these unprecedented…

Miller retains chair responsibilities in House

Stamford legislator to serve third term as General Bonding Subcommittee House Chair HARTFORD – House of Representatives Speaker-designate Matt Ritter and Majority Leader Jason Rojas have reappointed Rep. Patricia Billie Miller (D-Stamford) as House Chair of the General Bonding Subcommittee of Finance, Revenue and Bonding. “Pat has the experience and knowledge to ensure the state…

Blumenthal, Murphy announce gun safety bill to ensure completion of background checks

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced they will introduce the NICS Data Integrity Act, a bill that would allow the FBI to keep gun-purchase records until background checks are complete. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) in February introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.…