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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

File photo of marijuana (Credit: Alain Jocard/Getty Photos)

Senate To Study Home-Grown Marijuana

The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.

05/01/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Labor History Bill Passes Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer to requiring the Department of Education to come up with a curriculum that local school districts can use to teach about the history of the labor […]

04/23/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

Ted Kennedy, Jr. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Run For Connecticut Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

04/07/2014

File photo of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).  (credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Leahy Says Farm Bill Is Good For Vermont

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the farm bill passed by the Senate is good for Vermont for many reasons.

02/04/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Murphy Tells Senate About Connecticut’s Unemployed

One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits veered toward gridlock Wednesday.

01/08/2014

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks at a press conference with Congress members from Connecticut and a group of 26 cyclists who rode from Newtown, Conn., in support of common-sense solutions to gun violence on March 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy: Pro-Gun Senators Are ‘Gun Control Darwinists’

Sen. Chris Murphy has characterized Republicans who have resisted new gun laws as “gun control Darwinists.”

12/11/2013

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Senator Murphy On Compromise

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement in advance of an expected vote in the Senate to reopen the federal government and temporarily increase the government’s statutory borrowing authority: “This is a massive […]

10/16/2013

Former Bears head coach Mike Ditka presents a jersey to President Barack Obama as defensive co-ordinator Buddy Ryan, right, looks on during an event celebrating 1985 Super Bowl champions, the Chicago Bears, on Oct. 7, 2011 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ditka: Obama Would Not Be President If I Ran Against Him For Senate

NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is regretting not running against President Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate seat in 2004.

10/10/2013

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