Richard Blumenthal

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is pushing for a vote in the Senate on a bill that will combat sex trafficking. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, or SESTA, would allow prosecutors and victims to hold websites liable for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking.

Connecticut Lawmakers Back Stricter Gun Control Laws

Mar 10, 2018
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A coalition of lawmakers, including Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., gathered alongside community activists at Bridgeport City Hall on Friday to call for increased gun control measures, including legislation that would ban bump stocks and ghost guns in Connecticut. 

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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., say Americans are sick of Congress “doing nothing” to prevent mass shootings. They have introduced a bipartisan bill that would prevent a person who is deemed to be a threat to themselves or others from having access to guns.

Blumenthal Meets With DREAMers As DACA Deadline Expires

Mar 6, 2018
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Young people who were brought to the country illegally as minors gathered in Hartford on Monday with Senator Richard Blumenthal. They asked Congress to restore the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Newman's Own Rescued From Tax Snafu

Feb 22, 2018
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Newman’s Own Foundation CEO Bob Forrester thanked Connecticut’s U.S. Senators for helping it escape a tax provision that would have threatened its existence.