Richard Blumenthal

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut announced that he’s supporting President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. He’ll be voting against a resolution in Congress that would have blocked the deal.

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Connecticut’s congressional delegation has endorsed a 30-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan for dredging around Long Island Sound. Some lawmakers in New York are opposed to that plan.

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday he is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to take steps to address a surge in drones, saying they've become a serious risk to air travel.

Appearing at Bradley International Airport with two commercial pilots, the Connecticut Democrat announced his support for legislation that would clarify the FAA's authority to oversee drones used or manufactured for recreation. Blumenthal is a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which oversees the FAA.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is promoting legislation he’s proposed that would allow U.S. Department of Education funding to go to training teachers about how to teach social and emotional skills. Those skills involve caring for others, making good decisions, and settling conflicts.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut demanded that Metro-North Railroad finish installing positive train control immediately.

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