Richard Blumenthal

Government
6:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Conn. officials commemorates MLK Day at the state Capitol

Connecticut officials and community leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at a state Capitol ceremony on Monday. It’s the 28th year the state has officially celebrated the holiday.

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Senator calls for limits on NSA
11:05 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Blumenthal hopeful President Obama will announce changes to NSA

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's controversial surveillance programs.
Credit AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is optimistic President Obama is looking at ways to reign in the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. The Connecticut Democrat was one several senators who met with the president at the White House last week.

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Lawmakers discuss highs and lows
8:45 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shown in this file photo.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

By all accounts this wasn’t a pretty year for Congress.  Connecticut and New York lawmakers in Washington say they are as upset about it as voters.

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Metro-North Safety
10:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded

Passengers exit a Metro-North train at New York's Grand Central Terminal (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.

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Newtown victims remembered
9:39 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Vigil honors those lost to violence this year

Candles are lit at Christ the Healer church in Stamford on Sunday
Credit Sara Karl

Loved ones lost to violence were honored at a candlelight vigil in Stamford on Sunday. The event featured a special memorial to Newtown, with music and rituals from different faiths.

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