Sen. Richard Blumenthal
A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.
Schumer said pet owners are paying a 240 percent markup when you buy pet medications from the vet
Two U.S. senators are calling for their fellow lawmakers to keep the federal transportation fund from running out of money next month.
In May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an ad campaign calling on parents and those tending to children to ask themselves as they exit the car, “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock.” But Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the ads are not getting the necessary exposure.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday he is introducing federal legislation that would require the nation’s passenger and freight rail systems, including Metro-North, to adopt what he calls “life-saving technology.”
Metro-North and Amtrak train service in Connecticut has been disrupted for the second time in two weeks by a bridge failure in Norwalk.
President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret” amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said if federal agencies are not empowered to raise the penalties for safety violations, legislation will be enacted to achieve a higher safety standard.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined colleagues from Massachusetts and West Virginia Saturday, in a call to make it easier for consumers to assess the safety record of the cruise ship they are about to board.
The White House on Tuesday announced the Not Alone initiative as part of a slate of recommendations outlined in a report.
Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.
“Metro-North must never compromise safety in the interests of the reliability of its train schedule or the efficiency in its railroad operations,” said the report released Friday.
Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight. The senator said higher standards are needed and is looking to raise the bar in his new leadership role.
The move comes after Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal met separately last week with Prendergast and the new Metro-North chief, Joseph Giulietti.
The Democrat sat down Thursday afternoon in New Haven with Metro-North chief Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast.