Richard Blumenthal

Metro-North derailment December 1, 2013 in the Bronx, New York. Photo from an NTSB preliminary report.

Train Control Systems Coming to Metro North and LIRR

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal transportation officials and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency have agreed on a nearly $1 billion federal loan to install technology that could slow trains when necessary on Metro-North Railroad and Long […]

05/06/2015

Filing Tax Forms

Senator: $13 Million Owed To Connecticut Taxpayers From 2011

There’s a potential financial windfall waiting for thousands of Connecticut taxpayers. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday that he’s learned there is $13.4 million worth of unclaimed tax refunds from 2011 owed to Connecticut taxpayers.

04/03/2015

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

Senators Propose Rail Crossing legislation

NEW YORK (AP) _ Two U.S. senators are calling for an increase in federal funds to lessen the dangers of railroad grade crossings. Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say […]

02/15/2015

File photo of a person holding a beer. (Photo by DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer

Four U.S. senators say they want to help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers.

02/06/2015

File photo. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal Pushing To Resurrect Vets Suicide Prevention Bill

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is resurrecting a measure to help prevent suicide among the armed forces and service veterans.

01/06/2015

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Senators Warn of Misleading Outlet Stores

Two U.S. senators from New England are helping to lead a call for action against outlet stores whose marketing practices mislead consumers.

12/05/2014

Richard Blumenthal (Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Senator Takes On Outlets

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is warning consumers about unfair and deceptive marketing practices allegedly used by some outlet stores. He says “arbitrary and intentionally misleading reference prices at outlet stores” cause […]

11/27/2014

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Senators To Seek More Rail Safety Funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say they want to “overhaul” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents. The two Democrats say Sunday […]

09/07/2014

Coffee beans (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Seeks US Rules On Powdered Caffeine

For the second time this week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal is demanding federal action on a hazardous product.

08/21/2014

Deer tick, dog tick, lone star tick (Getty Images)

Blumenthal To Announce Grant For Lyme Testing

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is set to announce a $600,000 federal grant to improve testing for Lyme disease.

08/06/2014

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