Richard Blumenthal

Blumenthal: Max Fine For VW

Oct 13, 2015

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wants Volkswagen to face a fine of $18 billion for installing deceptive software in its diesel vehicles. That’s the maximum fine allowed by the federal government

The German automaker admitted it designed the software to cheat emissions tests and hide how much pollution the vehicles were emitting.

Blumenthal said VW needs to make amends with their customers.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is urging the Department of Homeland Security to adopt his plan that would speed up the process for Syrian refugees to enter the U.S.

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The James Zadroga 9/11 Health Compensation Act, a law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders, expired midnight Thursday because Congress didn't act.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut announced that he’s supporting President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. He’ll be voting against a resolution in Congress that would have blocked the deal.

Connecticut’s congressional delegation has endorsed a 30-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan for dredging around Long Island Sound. Some lawmakers in New York are opposed to that plan.