Richard Blumenthal

Government
9:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Conn., NY congressional delegation relieved over last minute deal

Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they're relieved after they helped flip the government's lights back on and avoid a default.

Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.

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Gun Control Debate
6:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation

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.
Credit Ebong Udoma

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.

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Training legislation stalled in Senate
6:42 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Blumenthal calls for passage of green jobs bill

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
Credit WSHU file photo

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.

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Impact of sequester cuts
5:51 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Blumenthal and DeLauro worry about sequester impact on military spending, social programs

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senator Richard Blumenthal at Sikorsky on Wednesday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

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