NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Newtown, Conn. officials decided last week to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School.
But Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have called on the federal government to bear some of the cost.
Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are attempting to secure federal funds to help Newtown build a new Sandy Hook Elementary after last year’s shooting rampage that left six educators and 20 first graders dead. They say many senators owe the residents after failing to support federal legislation that would have expanded background checks for certain gun purchases.