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Blumenthal big on introducing legislation, bigger on consumer advocacy

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WASHINGTON – Only one other senator co-sponsored more legislation than Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the outgoing Congress — just one indication of the Connecticut Democrat’s energy and broad reach on Capitol Hill. He’s used his position as a member of the majority party in the Senate and his role on key committees to make the most of his political clout. (This is the sixth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.) Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, other senators blast defective airbag maker Takata

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WASHINGTON – Are drivers in Connecticut safe from the chance the airbags in their cars may kill or maim them? That was one question raised during a heated Senate hearing Thursday on the safety of airbags installed in more than 30 million vehicles made by Honda, Chrysler, BMW and eight other automakers. All were made by the Japanese company Takata. Continue Reading →

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