Richard Blumenthal

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says nearly 70% of all COVID-19 cases in the country are residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

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Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Bryan Hurlburt says local food banks are competing for supplies in the same way states were in a bidding war for medical equipment.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he’s open to negotiating with Republican leadership in Washington in order to get what he calls an essential rescue package to state and local governments. But Connecticut’s other senator, Richard Blumenthal, appears less open to compromise.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wants the federal government to pay a $25,000 bonus to COVID-19 essential frontline workers.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut told small businesses in Fairfield County that Congress will appropriate more money for the Paycheck Protection Program that ran out of money on Thursday.

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