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Topic - Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to discuss his priorities for rail safety in an appearance Friday morning in Hartford.
Government regulators are taking too long to write new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery oil train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment, senators complained Thursday.
The IRS is getting an earful as it weighs new rules on how to treat so-called "dark-money" non-profit groups that are flooding the political scene.
If a politician or government official takes a direct monetary bribe for granting a favor or sweetheart contract, do you think he should be sent to prison? Such an activity is despicable, but it is usually far less costly to society than the legal forms of corruption.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is overseeing a hearing in Washington, D.C. on ways to improve rail safety in light of recent incidents in Connecticut and elsewhere.
Democratic state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield of New Haven has won a special state senate election to succeed veteran Toni Harp, who's now the mayor of New Haven.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Connecticut's two senators are pitching for an increase in the minimum wage.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he'll be meeting with officials at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System hospital in West Haven, after a report found unsanitary conditions at the care center.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is the latest Connecticut politician to meet with the new president of Metro-North Railroad.
State and local officials will be gathering in New London to celebrate an agreement to develop the National Coast Guard Museum in the city.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on other drug stores to follow CVS's lead and stop selling tobacco products.
Connecticut's two U.S. senators heard emotional accounts of the toll of urban gun violence as they held a forum Friday in New Haven to hear from activists, police and others about how to address the problem.
Connecticut U.S. senators on Saturday criticized the federal government for earning an estimated $66 billion in profits from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012, saying it is wrong for the government to benefit from the struggle of young people to deal with escalating college costs.
Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is astonished that the federal government earned an estimated $66 billion in profit from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012.
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He has said he intends to develop legislation that would force the Federal Railroad Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to emphasize measures to improve the safety and reliability of commuter and freight rail.
Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight.