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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

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 Issuing Report On Campus Sex Assaults

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is proposing what he calls a Bill of Rights for students to reduce sexual assaults on campus.

05/12/2014

GM Safety VP Jeff Boyer (Photo Credit: General Motors)

GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

Heroin file photo (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Forum On Drug Abuse Hears from Recovering Addicts

People who abused heroin and other drugs described how they quit as officials called for a comprehensive approach to deal with what they called an epidemic and scourge.

04/17/2014

NCAA basketballs (Andy Lyons/;Getty Images)

Women’s Championship Wagers

Connecticut’s Governor.Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senators have made some friendly bets with their Indiana collegues on the NCAA Women’s National Championship game in Nashville between undefeated UConn and Notre Dame.

04/08/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

New England Senators Want Better Syria Plan

U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on President Barack Obama to develop a stronger strategy for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

03/15/2014

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