An on-line alternative news, information and entertainment outlet for Middletown CT, and beyond. With a national and international audience, The Insider features a variety of items of local, state-wide, national and international interest. We welcome submissions from the general public, public and private entities, government employees and officials. Whistle blowers especially welcome! Tell them you read about it in The Middletown Insider! It's your right to know! Editor-in-Chief
In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Branstad Nomination
Senate: Sullivan Nomination
Senate: Thapar Nomination
House: Pesticides Regulations
House: Prosecution of Child Pornography
House: Child Abuse Reporting
Editor's Note: The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week.
Recent Senate Votes
Branstad Nomination - Vote Confirmed (82-13, 5 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.
Sen. Christopher Murphy voted YES Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted NO Sullivan Nomination - Vote Confirmed (94-6)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State. Sen. Christopher Murphy voted YES Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted YES Thapar Nomination - Vote Confirmed (52-44, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sen. Christopher Murphy voted NO Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted NO
Recent House Votes
Pesticides Regulations - Vote Passed (256-165, 9 Not Voting)
bill would generally prohibit EPA and states from requiring that
entities applying pesticides near navigable waters must first obtain a
permit under the Clean Water Act, if the application is authorized under
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO Prosecution of Child Pornography - Vote Passed (368-51, 11 Not Voting)
bill would make the production of child pornography a crime whenever a
minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct, regardless of whether the
conduct was initiated for the purposes of producing such content.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES Child Abuse Reporting - Vote Passed (415-3, 12 Not Voting)
bill would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur
athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse, including
sexual abuse, to the sport's governing body, and it would allow victims
of abuse to seek damages in court.