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Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner Vehicles

Pointing 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.

11/20/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Wants To Put Commuter Tax Benefit Back On Track

The 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.”

11/17/2014

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Defense Department Needs To Care For Iraq Veterans Exposed To Chemical Agents

Many U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq claim they are battling the effects of toxic exposure after dismantling chemical weapons.

11/11/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer’s Sleepiness Caused Deadly Bronx Metro-North Train Derailment

William Rockefeller’s sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed disorder — sleep apnea — and a drastic shift in his work schedule, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

10/28/2014

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Senators Ask Regulators For Nationwide Airbag Recall

Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the demand in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the NHTSA.

10/23/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Swap Of Captured American Soldier, Taliban Detainees Stirs Debate

The Obama administration is facing mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won freedom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years in Taliban hands.

06/02/2014

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GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North

The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.

12/16/2013

The senators called for more funding to FRA. (Credit: WCBS 880)

Senators Push For More Safety Inspectors Following Metro-North Derailment

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.

12/15/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in Sunday's derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

New Metro-North Safety Measures In Place Following Fatal Train Derailment

The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.

12/09/2013

Sens. Charles Schumer, left, and Richard Blumenthal hold a news conference at Grand Central Terminal on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Call For Metro-North Cameras In Wake Of Derailment

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal believe installing cameras on Metro-North Railroad trains could potentially prevent another deadly accident such as last week’s derailment that left four people dead and dozens injured.

12/08/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Released On Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the Dec. 14 attack.

11/25/2013

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Blumenthal: Sensitive Situation Likely Led To Capitol Hill Shooting

Blumenthal said he was awaiting the results of an investigation before drawing any conclusions. But he said the location of the incident heightened tensions.

10/06/2013

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Delays Snarl Metro-North Commuters For 6th Day

Gov. Dan Malloy said Metro-North commuters can expect a “very reduced schedule” on Monday compared with a normal peak period. Trains are expected to run at 50 percent capacity on the New Haven line.

09/30/2013

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Slight Relief Coming For Metro-North New Haven Line Riders

The Metro-North Railroad on Sunday announced that some slight service improvements are on the horizon for New Haven Line for the start of the work week Monday.

09/29/2013

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