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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Lawmakers: Future of over-budget Denver VA hospital unclear

    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans committees said Thursday the future of an over-budget VA hospital under construction in Denver is unclear because the Veterans Affairs Department hasn't come up with an acceptable plan for funding it. Sen....
  • Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash

    Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash
    WASHINGTON — The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to...
  • Safety technology might have prevented deadly Amtrak crash

    The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered...
  • Lawmakers to VA: Find another way to pay for Denver hospital

    Lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday they will not divert money from a new health care law to pay for a half-finished hospital in Denver that now is expected to cost more than $1.7 billion — nearly triple an estimate the Department of Veterans...
  • Blumenthal, Murphy join Democrats blocking trade vote

    Connecticut's two U.S. senators have joined their Democratic colleagues to block debate on a trade deal backed by President Barack Obama. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy voted against the measure Tuesday to begin considering Obama's request for...
  • $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North

    $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North
    A nearly $1 billion federal loan is aiming to make Metro-North and its sister operation on Long Island models for a new high-tech railroad safety system. Passengers on the nation's busiest railroad could be more confident about safe trips if the new...
  • GOP pushing aside conservative amendments to Iran nuclear deal bill

    WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled Senate is pushing aside amendments offered by two of its most conservative members in order to clear the way for likely approval of a bill that would give Congress the power to review a nuclear agreement with Iran....
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ THE POWER OF MARCELLUS: REAL & IMPRESSIVE Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania's...
  • Six U.S. senators oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

    Six U.S. senators oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
    Political pressure continues to build for federal regulators to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45-billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Half a dozen U.S. senators -- including Democrats Al Franken of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and...
  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

    Veterans' exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families' health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be...