U.S. Senate

Conn. delegation takes long view on gun control
11:13 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen.
Credit AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama once again highlighted the grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Senator says bill opens door for key talks
3:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control

File photo-Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in April of 2013, following a private meeting with families of the victims of the Newtown School Shooting.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.

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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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