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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Receives Favorable Score from CBIA

Posted on September 24, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has released their ‘2021 State House Voting Records’ annual report and State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has once again received a favorable score for her continued support of pro-business policies.

While Rep. Pavalock received an overall score of 88%, her opposition to SB-920, An Act Concerning Public-Private Partnerships (PPP’s) prevented her from receiving a perfect score from the association.

“While I am pleased

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Votes ‘No’ on Gov. Lamont Extension

Posted on July 19, 2021


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HARTFORD – Last week, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) joined her House Republican colleagues in voting ‘No’ on a resolution that would allow Governor Lamont to continue to run the state through the use of his executive order.

“The standard under the statute is there must be a state of emergency, contrary to the questions of whether or not the Governor is doing a good job,” Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato said. “The continued exercise of leadership by totalitarian authority is a repudiation

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Joins Association In Request for Additional Funding

Posted on July 2, 2021


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HARTFORD – At a press conference held at the State Capitol Thursday, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) joined the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home in their request for additional funding through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan.

According to the association, the rate increases for Homemaker-Companion Agencies (HCAs) over the last two years does not meet the funding necessary to cover the minimum wage requirements and as a result, caregivers are leaving these

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Opioid Antagonists and Emergency Usage | Peer Navigator Pilot Program | Assisting Victims of Domestic Violence | and More Info.

Posted on June 6, 2021


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Law Enforcement to Receive Training in Opioid Antagonists and Usage in an Emergency

Today, the House voted unanimously in support of a bill that will help save lives.

SB-1011, An Act Concerning the Use of Opioid Agonists and Epinephrine Cartridge Injectors by Police Officers. This bill will require law enforcement officers by trained in using opioid antagonists (i.e. Narcan) and also maintain a supply of these medications for use when responding to a medical emergency.

The

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Rep. Pavalock Speaks Out Against a $50 Million Health Insurance Tax

Posted on June 3, 2021


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato  joined Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, fellow Ranking Member of the Insurance Committee Sen. Tony Hwang at a press conference to speak out against a $50 million tax on health insurance premiums proposed by Democrat lawmakers and Gov. Lamont.  Rep. Pavalock and her colleagues are requesting the legislature consider the Republican plan to make health care more affordable for CT’s working- and middle-class families

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Judiciary Committee Discusses ‘Clean Slate Bill’

Posted on April 7, 2021


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On Monday, the Judiciary Committee held a meeting to discuss several bill proposals. One of the bills we voted on (SB-1019) would erase criminal records for individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, or a class C, D or E felony.

A few of the crimes that would qualify for erasure include: possession of child pornography, enticing a minor, and strangulation. Additionally, this bill would also prevent landlords from denying a previous tenant’s re-application (even after the tenant had trashed

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State Representative Pavalock-D’Amato Responds to Lack of Time Allotted to Review Updated Public Option Bill.

Posted on March 11, 2021


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Today, the Insurance Committee held a committee meeting to vote on a bill to provide a state-run healthcare plan to the residents of Connecticut. Unfortunately, the bill we expected to discuss was dramatically changed and members of the committee received the updated 60-page bill at almost midnight the night before it was scheduled to be voted on.

This is a complete disregard for transparency, democracy, and extremely disrespectful to all of the committee members as it eliminates our opportunity

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Spearheads Effort to Address Rising Energy Costs and Increase Competition

Posted on February 23, 2021


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 HARTFORD – In an effort to take a closer look at rising energy costs and make electric rates more affordable to residents, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has introduced two bill proposals, one to address delivery rates and another to determine if increasing competition in the market would benefit consumers.

“In 2012 Northeast Utilities merged with NStar and formed the entity we now know to be Eversource. This government approved monopoly has all but eliminated competition in the

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Free COVID Testing, My Committee Assignments, and DMV Extensions for Expiring Contracts

Posted on December 10, 2020


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Committee Assignments for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session

I am proud to announce that I have recently been notified by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora that I have been named an Assistant House Republican Leader. In addition, I have been appointed as the Ranking Member of the Insurance Committee for a second term, which will be my fifth year on the committee. For the second consecutive session I will also be a member of the Appropriations Committee and have been newly appointed

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Reappointed Ranking Member of Insurance Committee

Posted on December 7, 2020


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HARTFORD –State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has received her committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session, which include being named for a second term as the Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Insurance Committee and first as an Assistant House Republican Leader by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora.

“I am proud to reappoint Cara to a leadership role on the Insurance Committee,” Candelora said. “Connecticut has a proud tradition as the Insurance Capitol of

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