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Senator Richard Blumenthal

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal Calls For Railroad Safety Provisions

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on Metro-North Railroad to quickly install technology to prevent more fatalities.

06/19/2013

Richard Blumenthal (Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Bill Would Honor Hispanic Infantry Regiment

Senator Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday that he is sponsoring a bill that would present a Hispanic infantry unit with the Congressional Gold Medal.

06/18/2013

File photo of a sandwich with pickles on it. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Blumenthal, Senators Seek Bans On Nickelodean Junk Food Ads

Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal and three other U.S. Senators are calling on children’s cable network Nickelodeon to ban ads targeted at children that promote and sell junk food and sugar.

06/13/2013

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Bill Addresses Military Sex Assault

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring federal legislation that would remove the influence of the military’s chain of command from the prosecution of certain sexual assault crimes. He also wants measures […]

05/17/2013

CL&P Emergency Operations Center

Lawmakers Call For Rejection Of Most Of CL&P Rate Hike Request

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related […]

04/01/2013

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Blumenthal Wants To Save Airports

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he’s got a proposal to help protect federal funding for third-party contract air traffic control towers, including some in Connecticut slated for closure because of automatic […]

03/18/2013

Richard Blumenthal (Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Criticizes Offer To Gun Makers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Sen. Richard Blumenthal is lashing out at a suggestion by a Mississippi state official that gun makers should relocate from states where they face criticism from gun-control advocates. Blumenthal, a Democrat, […]

02/23/2013

Secure Communities Demonstration (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images News)

Activists To Push Immigration Reform

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is joining immigrant advocates from around Connecticut who are stepping up pressure for comprehensive immigration reforms Blumenthal is scheduled to join immigrant advocates, students and representatives of […]

02/04/2013

Richard Blumenthal (File:Christopher Capiozziello/Getty Images News)

Blumenthal Pushes US Apparel For Olympic Team

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal says he and colleagues are calling for a summit of equipment and apparel manufacturers interested in outfitting future U.S. Olympic teams.

07/20/2012

Long Island Sound.  WTIC file photo.

Senators Want Help For Shellfish Farmers

U.S. Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal are trying to add shellfish to the list of damaged crops that would be eligible for federal disaster relief.

09/29/2011

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