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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supporters of a bill that would prohibit a government body from passing a law prohibiting access to abortions or the operation of an abortion clinic testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.