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Blumenthal leads bipartisan Senate effort to reform VA

Blumenthal on VA bill

WASHINGTON — With continuing scandals at the nation’s veterans’ hospitals, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a Republican colleague introduced a sweeping new bill Thursday aimed at protecting whistleblowers and speeding the firing of bad actors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue Reading →

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Murphy fails in attempt to boost civil rights protections in ed bill

Sen. Chris Murphy speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate about ISIL.

WASHINGTON – Opposed by powerful teachers unions but backed by civil rights groups, legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy aimed at boosting school accountability in a proposed education overhaul failed in the Senate Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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