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New Safety Requirements Proposed For Cruise Ships

The family of a Greenwich man who disappeared during a honeymoon cruise 10 years ago is joining U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut to call for new safety requirements for cruise lines.

07/07/2015

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Connecticut Gun Permit Law Prompts Federal Legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced new federal legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system currently operating in Connecticut. The […]

06/11/2015

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VA Says To Rural Vets They’ll Relax “40 Miles Out Rule”

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from
a VA health site.

03/24/2015

Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Connecticut’s Senators Split On Spending Bill

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators split in the vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed 56-40 Saturday night.

12/13/2014

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Senator Slams GM For Not Sharing Information In State Woman’s Death

Senator Richard Blumenthal says it’s “unconscionable” that the family of a Connecticut woman never was told she was killed in a crash believed to have involved a faulty General Motors ignition system.

11/11/2014

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal Urges People to Stop Driving GM

(CBS Connecticut)  General Motors Co. said it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide, because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working, making them harder to steer. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is among those calling […]

04/01/2014

New York commuters (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

Call For Tax Break For Commuters Who Use Public Transit

Senator Richard Blumenthal and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp are calling on Congress to extend a federal tax benefit for commuters who use public transportation.

01/06/2014

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Blumenthal Calls To Remove Energy Drink Logos From Toys

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on energy drink makers Red Bull and Rockstar to remove toys with the companies’ logos from stores nationwide.

12/16/2013

Comments By Senator Blumenthal On Justin Eldridge’s Death

In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today honored the heroism of U.S. Marine Justin Eldridge of Waterford, Conn. On Monday, Eldridge lost his long battle with post-traumatic stress disorder […]

10/30/2013

Senator Chris Murphy, Senator Richard Blumenthal (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Blumenthal, Murphy Say State Should Be Able To Recoup Money Lost In Shutdown

Connecticut’s U.S. Senators they believe much of the money lost to the state during the 18-day federal government shutdown can be recouped.

10/18/2013

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