Richard Blumenthal

Democrats Clinch Critical 41 Votes For Iran Nuclear DealDemocrats clinched the crucial Senate votes Tuesday to block passage of a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear accord.
Blumenthal Calls For TSA To Make Train Security A Higher PriorityWhile some have suggested airport-style security, Robert Paaswell, a transit expert and professor at City College, said such measures are unrealistic.
Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR TrainsU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.
Blumenthal: Time For Computers On Senate FloorConnecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is among those fighting for a technological update.
Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill To Force Implementation Of Railroad Safety TechnologySchumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.
Republican Field Against Hillary Clinton Grows Larger As Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Enters RaceOn Monday, the Republican field against Hillary Clinton, who officially entered the race Sunday, grew even larger with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio launching his campaign.
Schumer, Blumenthal Propose More Funding For Railroad Crossing SafetySens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla, in Westchester County.
NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North CrashThe crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.
Connecticut Pols Continue Push For DC Memorial Honoring Black Soldiers In American RevolutionSen. Richard Blumenthal said the black soldiers fought to liberate America even as their own rights and liberties were denied.
Northeast Utilities Pulling Plug On Its Own NameThe utility, based in Hartford and Boston, will be known beginning on Feb. 2 as Eversource Energy.
Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner VehiclesPointing to reports of incidents in regions outside the current air bag recall areas, the Connecticut Democrat said the evidence points to the need for nationwide action.
Blumenthal Wants To Put Commuter Tax Benefit Back On TrackThe Connecticut Democrat said Monday he's pushing for Congress to restore the full tax benefit that expired last year, giving all commuters "parity in the tax treatment they receive."