Senator Richard Blumenthal

Sen. Chris Murphy, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (John Silva/WTIC Photo)

Labor Secretary, Senators Hear From Minimum Wage Workers

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Obama Adminstration’s call to hike the federal minimum wage came to Hartford today. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez heard from several minimum wage workers who told Perez raising a family […]

02/24/2014

Forum on campus assaults (Michael Guerrera/WTIC Photo)

Blumenthal Holds Roundtable Discussion On Sex Assaults

At the University of St. Joseph Wednesday, a roundtable discussion was held by Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, as well as White House Task Force members, to discuss the ongoing problem of sexual assaults among women on college campuses.

02/19/2014

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)

Newtown Groups Begin A Week Of Acts Of Kindness

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Newtown groups and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are kicking off a week of “acts of kindness” to honor the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. U.S. […]

12/07/2013

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

Blumenthal: Expedite Probe Into Derailment

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation of the fatal derailment of a Metro-North passenger train. The Connecticut Democrat said Sunday he contacted Deborah […]

12/01/2013

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Shutdown Delays Prison Conversion

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The partial government shutdown has delayed plans to begin moving inmates out of the federal women’s prison in Danbury as part of an effort to turn the facility into a minimum-security […]

10/07/2013

File photo of a coast guard boat patrolling the area near the sinking of a dinner cruise ship. (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Co-Sponsors Cruise Ship Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring legislation designed to provide protections to cruise ship passengers. The proposed Cruise Ship Passenger Protection Act of 2013 would make all crimes alleged on cruise […]

07/24/2013

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

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