Legislature OKs Bill Helping Firefighters

April 20, 2016

For Representative Emmett D. Riley, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

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Blue Water Navy Veterans

April 12, 2016

This measure sends a message that we agree these service members were potentially exposed to the harmful effects of Agent Orange

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Committee on Children Initiatives

April 12, 2016

From expanding concussion awareness to younger kids, to keeping cancer causing chemicals and materials away from them, I am very excited about these measures we are working on and am pleased to be playing a major role in their progress as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Children.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 7, 2016

I'm glad I was able to join Sen. Mae Flexer and Rep. Caroline Simmons to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). I spoke about my involvement with the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence's 'Where Do You Stand?' program to engage Connecticut men in being active in the prevention of sexual violence in their communities.

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