Richard Blumenthal

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

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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

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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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‘Look Before You Lock’ Effort Being Launched

Federal and state officials are launching a campaign to raise awareness about the problem of leaving children alone in hot cars after the death of a toddler last month.

08/04/2014

Women who are suing UConn, and filing a Title IX complaint claiming the school was indifferent to their sexual assaults. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal: Support Building For Sex Assault Bill

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says bipartisan support is building for his proposed federal legislation that attempts to combat campus sexual assaults.

08/01/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: More Resources Needed For Migrant Kids

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says more federal resources are needed to address border security issues, but to also provide due process to the thousands of migrant children streaming into Texas who may be able to reunite with parents or close relatives in this country.

07/21/2014

The federal Veterans Affairs hospital in Newington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

More Patients Waiting For VA Appointments In Connecticut

The Department of Veterans Affairs has given Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal information on how long patients are waiting to get appointments at VA hospitals and clinics in the state.

07/07/2014

Trucks at a rest stop on I-91 northbound in Middletown. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

CT Senators Seek To Maintain Trucker Driving Limits

Saying it is an issue of safety, Connecticut’s two Democratic senators today called for the preservation of current rules limiting how many hours truckers can driver.

06/20/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Courtesy CT-N)

Despite Cost, Blumenthal Calls On House To Approve Senate VA Bill

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the senate version of a VA hospital fix will eventually cost $50-billion per year. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke outside the Newington VA, calling on the House to approve the senate version of the proposal.

06/16/2014

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek Broader Gun Coalition

Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation on Friday urged national retailers to take steps to bar guns from their establishments, saying such voluntary efforts could improve public safety and help persuade Congress to pass the gun safety legislation first proposed after the deadly Newtown school shooting.

06/13/2014

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