Richard Blumenthal

A Christmas shopper walks past a store advertising a holiday-related sale at a mall. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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

3 Connecticut Democrats are working to reintroduce stricter background checks for gun purchases. (Getty Images)

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

Richard Blumenthal (Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

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

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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

Dannel Malloy

Malloy Honored For Gun Control Efforts

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is being honored for his efforts to pass gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

08/13/2013

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa Delauro. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal, DeLauro Tout Manufacturing Bill

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are offering legislation they say will help grow manufacturing across the country. DeLauro, who represents the state’s third congressional district, reintroduced the Manufacturing […]

08/06/2013

Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Conn. Panel to Discuss Rebuilding After Superstorm

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage. Sen. Chris […]

07/26/2013

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)

Senators Calling For Audit Of Newtown Donations

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s U.S. senators are calling for an independent audit of more than $11 million in donations received in response to the Newtown school shooting to determine what donors wanted done […]

07/19/2013

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