Richard Blumenthal http://wshu.org en US Transportation Secretary warns states about federal highway fund running out of money http://wshu.org/post/us-transportation-secretary-warns-states-about-federal-highway-fund-running-out-money <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is warning states of the danger of letting a federal fund for road and bridge repairs run out of money. &nbsp;Unless Congress acts, the Highway Trust Fund, used to reimburse states for highway and transit projects, is set to become insolvent later this summer. Foxx met with Governor Dannel Malloy and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation in Hartford today on Thursday.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:13:34 +0000 Ebong Udoma 20109 at http://wshu.org US Transportation Secretary warns states about federal highway fund running out of money Blumenthal to introduce rail safety bill; renews call for infrastructure bank http://wshu.org/post/blumenthal-introduce-rail-safety-bill-renews-call-infrastructure-bank <p>U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says he's introducing a bill that would increase federal oversight of the U.S. rail system and require railroads to make safety improvements.&nbsp; It’s not yet clear how some of that would be funded.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:01:55 +0000 Craig LeMoult 19976 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal to introduce rail safety bill; renews call for infrastructure bank Conn lawmakers want the retail industry to back gun control http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-want-retail-industry-back-gun-control <p style="line-height: 150%; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are urging national retailers to voluntarily take steps to reduce gun violence by barring guns from their establishments. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:48:37 +0000 Ebong Udoma 19035 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal, McCain urge FCC to end sports blackout rule http://wshu.org/post/blumenthal-mccain-urge-fcc-end-sports-blackout-rule <p></p><p>U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and John McCain of Arizona are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to follow through on its proposal to end its blackout rule.</p><p>The blackout rule was implemented in 1975. It can prevent local TV broadcasts of sporting events if not enough fans show up to the game in person.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:45:30 +0000 Dan Katz 18568 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal, McCain urge FCC to end sports blackout rule Conn. delegation using Ukraine situation to push for Sikorsky helicopters http://wshu.org/post/conn-delegation-using-ukraine-situation-push-sikorsky-helicopters <p>Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are using the unrest in Ukraine to push for the sale of more Connecticut-made Sikorsky helicopters. But they have competition from lawmakers using for helicopters manufactured in other states.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:38:30 +0000 Ebong Udoma 18566 at http://wshu.org