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Richard Blumenthal

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  • GM top executives spared in internal report on safety failure

    GM top executives spared in internal report on safety failure
    General Motors Co on Thursday issued a report detailing how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths but largely pinned the blame on what the report described as incompetent lower-level employees,...
  • Veterans group pushes for 'Marshall Plan' to address VA member issues

    Veterans group pushes for 'Marshall Plan' to address VA member issues
    As the Senate prepares to take up reform legislation growing out of the VA healthcare scandal, a group representing Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans called Monday for a "Marshall Plan" for veterans and for the president to appoint a post-9/11 veteran...
  • GM fires 15 at top levels; report on ignition switches 'brutally tough'

    A pervading atmosphere of incompetence and neglect at General Motors led the company to allow a deadly problem to fester for 11 years before anyone acted to correct it. So says a report Thursday morning on the ignition-switch issue that has been linked to...
  • Feinstein asks VA chief to review wait times at California facilities

    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately review wait times for appointments at VA facilities in California, citing reports of veterans facing waits of up to 90 days at Los Angeles and Long...


  • College Sex Assault Law Should Be National Model

    College Sex Assault Law Should Be National Model
    Connecticut's recently enacted law on dealing with sexual assault on college campuses is a pioneering national model. But can it be made even better? Yes, says U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal — and he's right about that. First, Connecticut's...
  • State Sets Standard Against Campus Sex Assaults

    Connecticut, long known for the excellence of its institutions of higher education, may now add another star to its banner: the country's strongest policies on dealing with campus sexual assaults. Among its many provisions, the new measure (which should...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths. The fine against the country's biggest car...