U.S. Senate http://wshu.org en Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address http://wshu.org/post/obama-highlights-grieving-newtown-families-state-union-address <p></p><p>In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama once again highlighted the grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:13:31 +0000 Matt Laslo 11995 at http://wshu.org Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control http://wshu.org/post/murphy-omnibus-bill-could-pave-way-federal-gun-control <p>U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:02:57 +0000 Dan Katz 11471 at http://wshu.org Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control Blumenthal hopeful President Obama will announce changes to NSA http://wshu.org/post/blumenthal-hopeful-president-obama-will-announce-changes-nsa <p>U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is optimistic President Obama is looking at ways to reign in the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. The Connecticut Democrat was one several senators who met with the president at the White House last week.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:05:48 +0000 Matt Laslo 11227 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal hopeful President Obama will announce changes to NSA Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013 http://wshu.org/post/congressional-delegation-conn-ny-reflects-2013 <p>By all accounts this wasn’t a pretty year for Congress.&nbsp; Connecticut and New York lawmakers in Washington say they are as upset about it as voters.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:45:26 +0000 Matt Laslo 10349 at http://wshu.org Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013 Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded http://wshu.org/post/senators-federal-railroad-administration-underfunded <p>U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:03:23 +0000 Dan Katz 9928 at http://wshu.org Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded