U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal

WAMC News
8:12 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Senators Seek Rail Safety Technology

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U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal have introduced legislation that would require railroads to install additional safety technology by 2018 to help prevent crashes from speed and human error.

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Hudson Valley News
2:28 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Awaiting Answers, Officials Call For Improving Safety At Rail Crossings

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Elected officials who toured the train wreckage from last week’s fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County say there are many questions about the so-called third rail. On Friday, they also toured the crash site, and talked about improving safety at rail crossings. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, many questions remain about the deadliest Metro-North accident to date.

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Hudson Valley News
1:02 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

U.S. Senator Describes Train Wreckage

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Two U.S. Senators and two congressional representatives Friday saw the wreckage and toured the crash site of Tuesday’s fiery Metro-North crash in Westchester County that left six people dead. 

The officials, including U.S. Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal, spoke after viewing the charred train in a warehouse and then touring the crash site in Valhalla.

“Look inside the car and you can see those third rails like daggers going into the heart of that chamber.”

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Hudson Valley News
8:22 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Lawmakers To Visit MTA Crash At 2

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senator Chuck Schumer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York will meet with National Transportation Safety Board officials this afternoon. The lawmakers will see the wreckage of the Metro-North train crash that resulted in six people dead and more than a dozen injured. They will also visit the scene of Tuesday’s collision.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Blumenthal Reintroducing Women's Health Protection Act

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Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is leading an effort to reintroduce legislation aimed at blocking state and local laws prohibiting access to abortions or the operation of an abortion clinic.

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New England News
12:14 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Sen. Blumenthal Calls On FERC To Review CL&P Fixed Rate Hike

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review a fixed rate increase approved by Connecticut regulators earlier this month. Connecticut Light and Power’s $19.25 monthly residential charge marks a 20 percent increase.

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New England News
5:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Blumenthal: Malloy's Victory Should Be Lesson For Washington

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
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Tuesday’s elections expanded the Republican hold on the House and swung the Senate in the GOP’s favor. With a new Congressional playing field, Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal says those in Washington can learn from his state.

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New England News
7:36 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Senators Ask Gov't For Nationwide Air Bag Recall

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Two New England U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corporation.

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New England News
6:56 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Blumenthal, McGovern Oppose Driving Limit Revisions

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Connecticut’s U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern are calling attention to a recent poll in hopes of blocking a Republican-driven amendment that would adjust limits on the number of hours truck drivers can be behind the wheel.

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WAMC News
5:58 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Blumenthal: Putin 'Has Blood On His Hands'

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
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While international investigators attempt to comb over the entire crash site, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal says Russian President Vladimir Putin is to blame for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over Ukraine Thursday.

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