House and Senate Republicans Urge President, Republican Leaders to Support Crumbling Foundation Legislation

Posted on August 1, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – Today, over a dozen members of the House and Senate Republicans sent letters to President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan urging the Republican leaders to support amendments from U.S. Senators Christopher Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney that will provide help to homeowners living with a crumbling foundation.

The Connecticut House and Senate Republican members are asking for Republican leaders in Washington D.C. to pass the following amendments.

House Amendment 881 to H.R. 6147 seeks to provide funding for the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a map showing pyrrhotite occurrences across the United States. This would help to ensure residents of other states never have to grapple with this crisis in the future.

House Amendment 292 to H.R. 3354 seeks to provide funding in the Community Development Block Grant program to examine the application of grant funds to mitigate and remediate the effects of pyrrhotite-related damage.

House Amendment 934 to H.R. 6147 seeks to provide funding within the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Office towards a study, led by Treasury with the participation of relevant regulators, to examine the financial impact of the mineral pyrrhotite in concrete home foundations. The study would provide recommendations on regulatory and legislative actions needed to help mitigate the impact on banks, mortgage lenders, tax revenues, and homeowners.

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Rep. Davis Welcomes New Business to Ellington

Posted on July 31, 2018 by admin


ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R – Ellington) welcomed Benware Automotive to Ellington at their grand opening celebration on July 28th.

Benware Automotive was founded by Matt and Crystal Benware to provide automotive repair services, and is located on Somers Road.

“It is exciting to welcome young entrepreneurs like Matt and Crystal to our community,” said Rep. Davis. “We wish them the very best for their continued success, and thank them for choosing Ellington to start their business.”

Rep. Davis Welcomes New Outdoor Court at Ellington YMCA

Posted on July 31, 2018 by admin


ELLINGTON – Rep. Christopher Davis (R – Ellington) joined with other area leaders and volunteers at the grand opening ceremony for the new multi-purpose outdoor court at the Indian Valley YMCA in Ellington. Rep. Davis helped cut the ribbon and presented a General Assembly citation along with State Rep. Tom Delnicki (R – South Windsor) and State Senator Tim Larson (D – East Hartford) to commemorate the grand opening.

The YMCA raised private funds for the construction of the court that will expand the outdoor offerings of the YMCA and allow for basketball and deck hockey games outdoors.

“I congratulate the Indian Valley YMCA on their tireless efforts to offer healthy opportunities to our community members,” said Rep. Davis. “The Indian Valley YMCA has been an outstanding community partner, and we look forward to their continued expansion of services to our residents and families in need.”