Richard Blumenthal

Government
10:45 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Blumenthal, McCain urge FCC to end sports blackout rule

File photo- Empty rows of seats are seen at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Credit (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and John McCain of Arizona are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to follow through on its proposal to end its blackout rule.

The blackout rule was implemented in 1975. It can prevent local TV broadcasts of sporting events if not enough fans show up to the game in person.

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Government
10:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Conn. delegation using Ukraine situation to push for Sikorsky helicopters

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are using the unrest in Ukraine to push for the sale of more Connecticut-made Sikorsky helicopters. But they have competition from lawmakers using for helicopters manufactured in other states.

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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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