Jackie Pettway (middle) with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congressman Jimes Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left to right). Pettway's 26-year-old son was killed while trying to shield a group of school children during a shooting in the North End of Bridgeport earlier this month.
Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says bipartisan federal legislation that could create jobs, save energy and protect the environment has been sitting in congress since April, and he's calling on lawmakers to act on it.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said Wednesday that they're concerned about the impact that the budget cuts known as the sequester will have on defense spending and other federal programs. They spoke after a tour of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.