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Senator To Meet With Students, Faculty, Administrators On Student Loan Rates

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is visiting Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic to discuss interest rate increases on student loans.

07/08/2013

Senator Blumenthal on Marriage Equality

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a huge and historic victory for freedom and equality, most especially for marriage equality. Standing on the steps of the Supreme Court today as the decision came down, I was […]

06/26/2013

Senator Blumenthal Reaction To Supreme Court Decision

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the section that determines which states and counties […]

06/25/2013

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Funds Sought To Rebuild Sandy Hook School

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are attempting to secure federal funds to help Newtown build a new elementary school after last year’s massacre.

05/16/2013

Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Blumenthal, Murphy Say Senate Still Can Pass Gun Bill

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators say they still think there’s a chance to pass gun control legislation this year following its recent Senate defeat.

04/26/2013

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Joins With Kansas Senator In Call To Halt FAA Furloughs

Two senators are urging the Obama administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers, saying the turmoil caused by reduced staffing raises economic and security concerns as well as inconveniencing thousands of travelers.

04/23/2013

Connecticut Senators Blumenthal, Murphy, Sandy Hook family members (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Reactions To The Senate Vote

After the Senate voted against advancing gun-control legislation, elected leaders and Newtown families reacted with disappointment.

04/17/2013

Air Traffic Control Tower (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sequester Will Close Towers At Six Airports In State

Members of the Connecticut Congressional delegation say the budget cuts required by the sequester which took effect Friday will mean closing of six air traffic control towers in Connecticut in a month.

03/06/2013

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Letter Calls For Removal Of Outsiders’ Newtown “Tribute” Pages

Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators and the Congresswoman representing Newtown are asking Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove unofficial “tribute” Facebook pages to the victims of the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/25/2013

Capitol Hill

Connecticut Guests At State Of The Union Address

Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra and two local police detectives who were among the first on the scene for the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will be guests of U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

02/11/2013

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