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Connecticut’s U.S. Senators said the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill signed by President Obama last week could infuse about $1 billion into the state’s economy.

Senator Chris Murphy said the spending bill includes more money for Connecticut based defense contractors.

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U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have co-sponsored a bill that would increase security for the Visa Waiver Program.

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In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead this month, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, along with Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer of New York, are trying to pass a bill that they say would prevent suspected terrorists in America from buying guns.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut met today in West Haven with Veterans Affairs workers to learn more about Veteran Peer Specialists.

Veteran Peer Specialists are trained to talk with their fellow veterans who need help getting services at the VA, especially mental health treatment.

Dan Marcai served in Afghanistan and now works as veteran peer specialist for a supportive housing program in Newington. He told Blumenthal today that he’s helped fellow veterans with PTSD who sometimes hesitate to trust counselors at the VA.

Blumenthal: Max Fine For VW

Oct 13, 2015
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wants Volkswagen to face a fine of $18 billion for installing deceptive software in its diesel vehicles. That’s the maximum fine allowed by the federal government

The German automaker admitted it designed the software to cheat emissions tests and hide how much pollution the vehicles were emitting.

Blumenthal said VW needs to make amends with their customers.

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