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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Blumenthal Calls For Spending To Make Rail Crossings Safer

    NEW YORK— The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday. Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at New York's Grand...
  • Ray Rice's Year Of Tumult

    When Ray Rice left Baltimore one year ago this past weekend for a Valentine's outing with his then-fiancee, he could never have fathomed the seismic impact he was to set off with his actions. With a punch to Janay Palmer's face in an Atlantic City casino...
  • Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer

    Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five U.S. senators are sponsoring a bill they say will help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers. Among the sponsors of the legislation are Connecticut's two...
  • Senators call for investigation into Verizon phone 'supercookies' that tracked customers

    Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers. Data privacy experts...
  • Did The Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
  • An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides

    An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides
    The U.S. Senate took a first step this week toward stemming the horrifying epidemic of suicide by armed services veterans. It's long overdue and desperately needed. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for...
  • Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Wins Approval In U.S. Senate

    Legislation pushed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to strengthen suicide prevention programs for veterans won Senate approval Tuesday and is expected to become the first veterans' bill of 2015 to be signed by President Barack Obama. The measure...
  • S&P Agrees To $1.4B Settlement Of Deception Charges That Started In Connecticut

    Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay $1.375 billion to the U.S. government and 19 states to settle charges it misled investors when it issued positive ratings on shaky mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial collapse — a...
  • Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget

    Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget
    President Barack Obama delivered a gift to Connecticut's defense industry Monday by calling for the production of more planes, helicopters and submarines built in the state. His proposed $585.3 billion defense budget for fiscal 2016 is larger than the...
  • Blumenthal On Verge Of Big Win On Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill

    Washington РWith an average of 22 veterans committing suicide every day, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., teamed up to try to do something about it. Their efforts are expected to pan out late today when the Senate...
  • Proposal: Take Away Guns From People Subject To Temporary Restraining Orders

    Two years after Connecticut passed one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws, advocates are pushing for a new bill that would allow the removal of guns and ammunition from a person subject to a temporary restraining order, without a hearing by a...