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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Lawyer confirms GM will use bankruptcy shield against recalled-vehicle claims

    WASHINGTON General Motors' top lawyer under harsh questioning by U.S. senators acknowledged Thursday that the company will not waive its bankruptcy protection in dealing with court litigation linked to claims involving its millions of vehicles recalled...
  • Hobby Lobby Won Its Rights

    In "Blumenthal Urges Hobby Lobby To 'Do the Right Thing'" [July 14, courant.com], Sen. Richard Blumenthal states, "I call on them [Hobby Lobby] to do the right thing and respect Connecticut law. Connecticut statutes mandate full coverage of...
  • Greenberg Lends More Money To Campaign; Esty Has $1 Million-Plus

    WASHINGTON — Republican businessman Mark Greenberg, who is running against Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th District congressional seat, continues to self-finance his campaign, lending it $305,000 in the last three months, Federal Election Commission...
  • Connecticut On Sideline As Others Explore Helping Refugee Kids

    As the federal government scrambles to find shelter for a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border from Central America, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has shut down efforts to use Connecticut as a host state, staying removed from a...
  • Blumenthal Urges Hobby Lobby To "Do the Right Thing" Despite SCOTUS Ruling

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that he is asking the religiously conservative owners of Hobby Lobby to ignore their recent victory in the U.S. Supreme Court and allow their Connecticut workers to have insurance coverage for contraceptives....
  • Blumenthal Touches Off Political War Over Abortion Bill

    Washington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure....
  • An overdue response to the frenzy of state restrictions on abortion

    In the last few years, state legislators around the country have been busy with an onslaught of antiabortion legislation aimed at making it impossible for women to exercise what is still (despite the opposition’s best efforts) a right guaranteed...
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury

    State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has denied a request from federal authorities to temporarily house up to 2,000 migrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. The state Office of Policy and Management wrote in an email...
  • 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...
  • Chimp Attack Victim Lobbying Congress for Primate Pet Ban

    In a Congress infamous for legislative gridlock, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal thinks Charla Nash is a major reason why a bill to ban the sale of primates as pets is likely to cruise to congressional approval with bipartisan backing. Nash, a woman who was...
  • Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision

    Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision
    Democrats in Congress Wednesday launched efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, introducing legislation that would prohibit for-profit companies from seeking religious exemptions to a federal law requiring them to offer...