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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Blumenthal Says He Will Push For Improved Rail Safety

    WEST HAVEN — Even though Metro-North last year became the symbol of slipshod operations, railroad safety is a growing concern across the country and deserves federal intervention, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday. Setting tougher rules for...
  • Health Care Ruling Studied For Its Effect On Connecticut

    Health Care Ruling Studied For Its Effect On Connecticut
    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to exempt family-owned corporations from mandated contraceptive coverage raised a big question for Connecticut that elicited the same answer. We are looking into that. The question is: If federal law exempts...
  • Appeal To Retailers: Check Guns At The Door

    Appeal To Retailers: Check Guns At The Door
    Can moral suasion — in the absence of tougher statutory controls — help to quell the incidents of gun violence that continue to plague this country? That's the hope of Connecticut's congressional delegation. The lawmakers are urging...
  • Blumenthal, DeLauro Introduce Medicare Advantage Bill

    New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins. The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
  • ABC News shakeup! NBC wraps upfront. RIP Eli Wallach.

    ABC News shakeup! NBC wraps upfront. RIP Eli Wallach.
    After the coffee. Before trying to shake off this sore throat and fever. The Skinny: I've been a little under the weather the last two days. Hopefully the fever will fade later in the morning. Wednesday's roundup includes some late-breaking news out of...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • Protect Women From Gun Violence

    The toll that gun violence takes on Americans is an escalating crisis. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, in the 1 1/2 years since 20 first-graders and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, 74 school shootings have...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...
  • Sen. Kaine wants to 'welcome home' Iraq, Afghanistan vets for Veterans Day 2014

    Sen. Kaine wants to 'welcome home' Iraq, Afghanistan vets for Veterans Day 2014
    Sen. Tim Kaine is pushing a resolution that would recognize Veterans Day 2014 as a "welcome home" commemoration for veterans who have served in the post-911 era. The measure, which has bipartisan support in the Senate, also has the backing of the...
  • GM recalling nearly 3.4 million more cars for ignition problems

    General Motors Co recalled three million more cars for ignition switch issues on Monday, roughly doubling the number of GM vehicles with known switch problems in a crisis that has defined the automaker and new Chief Executive Mary Barra this year. GM...
  • Lawmakers divided over next steps on Iraq

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders Wednesday about the deteriorating situation in Iraq, he'll hear plenty of agreement that something must be done but little consensus about what that should be. Obama will meet with...