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State Receives $9.8M For Home Heating Oil Program

Members of the Connecticut congressional delegation say the federal government has released more than $9.8 million to help low-income families and seniors cover their home heating costs.

02/01/2014

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

Conn. Senators Blast Government Student Loan Profits

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is astonished that the federal government earned an estimated $66 billion in profit from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012.

02/01/2014

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Rail Safety Agency To Rule On Train Cams

Two U.S. senators say a federal rail safety agency plans to propose a rule regarding the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents.

01/12/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Conn.’s Blumenthal Wants UPS To Refund Customers

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on UPS Inc. to refund customers whose packages didn’t arrive on time for Christmas.

12/27/2013

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Blumenthal To Discuss Black Friday ‘Tricks And Traps’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is warning of the “tricks and traps” some advertisers use to try to lure consumers into making purchases on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Connecticut Democrat […]

11/29/2013

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Connecticut Dems Trying To Revive Gun Control Bill

Three Connecticut lawmakers are urging Congress to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers.

11/02/2013

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Hearing Planned On Metro-North Power Outage

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A U.S. Senate subcommittee is holding a field hearing in Bridgeport on the recent power failure that disrupted service along the Metro-North Railroad last month. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is scheduled […]

10/28/2013

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Federal and State Probe Sought in Metro North Power Failure

NEW YORK (AP) _ Federal and state authorities should investigate the utility and transportation authority responsible for running the nation’s second-busiest railroad following a power failure that has disrupted service for tens of thousands of […]

09/29/2013

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Senators Want NYC-Conn. Rail Power Failure Probe

Federal and state authorities should investigate the utility and transportation authority responsible for running the nation’s second-busiest railroad following a power failure that has disrupted service for tens of thousands of commuters in New York and Connecticut, two U.S. senators said Sunday.

09/29/2013

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Norwich Vet Leading Legal Effort for Gay Benefits

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An 18-year Navy veteran from Norwich is joining forces with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to try to persuade the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to abide by a recent U.S. Supreme […]

08/15/2013

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