Richard Blumenthal

(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.

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.

Blumenthal says system for rail safety rules broken

Jun 3, 2014
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.

Blumenthal wants to see audits of Conn. VAs

Jun 2, 2014

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.

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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