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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

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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

A large portable generator (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmaker Seeks To Make Sure Federally Funded Senior Housing Has Generators

In Connecticut, one lawmaker says seniors should not have been left in the dark during superstorm Sandy and she’s doing something about it.

12/07/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy with a structure in Madison damaged by Sandy (credit: Governor's Office)

Blumenthal Says We Have To Change Strategy After Sandy

The pounding the region has taken from three big storms over the last year has Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal saying we have to change our tactic from storm response to storm preparation.

11/30/2012

Sandy's damage in Connecticut (credit: Governor's Office)

CL&P Pledges Restoration By Tues. As Napolitano Tours Sandy Damage In Connecticut

Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for Connecticut Light & Power, told reporters on Thursday he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

11/01/2012

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Sen. Blumenthal Joins Those Who Want Plum Island Preserved

The federal government is shutting down the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on Long Island Sound. Now the debate over what to do with the space.

10/18/2012

New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died.

10/12/2012

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

Sen. Blumenthal Calls For Greater FDA Oversight Amid Growing Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Blumenthal said the compound pharmacies appear to operate in a “regulatory black hole,” which must be closed.

10/07/2012

The New Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge along I-95 - New Haven, CT - Jun 22, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Ribbon Cut On New I-95 Bridge In New Haven

Friday morning, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and other officials cut the ribbon on the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, also known as the Q Bridge.

06/22/2012

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