Richard Blumenthal

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The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would provide an emergency supplemental aid package of more than $36 billion to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.  

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Several New England U.S. Senators are among those urging federal officials to make sure the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico is accurate.

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s hospitals are experiencing a great need for medical oxygen, with some beginning to ration their supply.

Three Connecticut members of Congress joined gun control activists, including members of Sandy Hook Promise and the Newtown Action Alliance, in front of police headquarters in New Haven Friday. They called on Congress to take action to prevent gun violence in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and New Haven Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro are Democrats who over the years have had little success convincing their Republican colleagues to pass stricter gun control measures. But Blumenthal said he’s beginning to seeing cracks in the Republican opposition.

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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut were among several Democrats who gave speeches in the U.S. Senate Monday night, calling on Congress to take action on stricter gun regulation following the Las Vegas shooting.

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