Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal as Sandy Hook victim Dawn Hochsprung's daughter Erica Lafferty (3rd L) kisses Sandy Hook victim Vicki Soto's sister Carlee Soto (2nd L) following the Senate vote on gun control - Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2013 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In Washington

After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.

04/26/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.

04/11/2013

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

Blumenthal: CL&P Request To Charge Customers For Storm-Related Expenses ‘Unacceptable’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.

04/01/2013

Groton-New London Airport (file)

Blumenthal Blames FAA For Airport Control Tower Closures; Says They’re Unnecessary

A group of U.S. Senators is working to keep the airport control towers from closing due to a lack of funding under sequester cuts.

03/18/2013

Sandy Hook Memorial Grows (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Cyclists Head From Newtown To D.C. In Support Of Gun Control

Twenty-six cyclists were biking from Newtown, Conn., to Washington, D.C., this weekend to send a message.

03/09/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov/murphy.senate.gov)

Conn. Lawmakers Propose Measure To Strengthen Penalty For Gun Trafficking

Background checks are required for those who buy guns, but the senators have proposed harsher restrictions on so-called straw purchases, which skirt the rules.

03/04/2013

Facebook homepage (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Pressure Facebook To Remove ‘Exploitative’ Pages In Newtown Victims’ Names

In the letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Etsy blasted Facebook for allowing pages that violated its own rules.

02/25/2013

Joe Biden speaks at gun control conference in Danbury, Conn. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In Danbury

Vice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/21/2013

President Barack Obama waves before delivering his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On State Of The Union: Economic Revival Is ‘Unfinished Task’

President Barack Obama said the national union is strong State of the Union Address Tuesday night, but he still has a raft of sticky-wicket problems to deal with at home and abroad.

02/12/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This Year

Congress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.

01/22/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NRA Says Gun Control Proposal Won’t Make It In Congress

Two days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.

01/13/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Seeks To Close ‘Black Hole’ Of Gun Violence With Background Checks For Ammo

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that while convicted felons and others are prohibited from purchasing guns, there is nothing to stop them from buying ammunition.

01/08/2013

A sign for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is seen on a telephone pole in the business area of Newtown, Connecticut, on December 15, 2012.  (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Renew Call To Restore Federal Assault Weapons Ban Following Newtown School Massacre

While Mayor Bloomberg said it is right for President Obama to console the grieving in Newtown, on the assault weapons ban he says it’s time for the president to stand up and lead.

12/16/2012

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