Richard Blumenthal

FRA Commissioner questioned at hearing
6:13 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Blumenthal says system for rail safety rules broken

FRA Commissioner Joseph Szabo at Tuesday's hearing
Credit Committee web broadcast of hearing

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the system for issuing new federal rail safety rules is broken.  Blumenthal questioned the head of the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday in a committee hearing.

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Says Conn. vets have seen delays
5:45 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Blumenthal wants to see audits of Conn. VAs

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to release the results of audits conducted at VA healthcare facilities.

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Senators say heroin epidemic is a scourge
5:58 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Blumenthal and Murphy want more money spent on heroin treatment

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Conn. (right) listening to Michael Botticelli, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, at the heroin addiction forum at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven on Thursday April 17, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s two U.S senators want more money spent for the treatment of heroin addiction. The senators said this at a forum with recovering addicts at a community health center in New Haven on Thursday.  

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Unsanitary conditions at West Haven VA hospital
4:56 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Blumenthal vows to hold officials acountable for fixing problems at the VA Hospital in West Haven

US Senator Richard Blumenthal talking to the media after his visit to the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday Feb. 21, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut visited the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday to demand officials implement an aggressive program to correct unsanitary conditions at the hospital. Blumenthal is responding to a VA Inspector General’s report released on Tuesday that pointed out the unsanitary conditions.  

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Trying to reduce urban gun violence
6:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Murphy, Blumenthal discuss New Haven violence with police, community

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal spoke with New Haven community members and police on Friday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Community activists and law enforcement officials in New Haven met with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy today to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. The city saw 20 homicides and 67 shootings in 2013.

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