Richard Blumenthal

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut have reintroduced legislation that would help create a vaccine that could protect against multiple strains of the flu virus and offer longer lasting protection.

They say the current flu vaccine is ineffective for most people this season.

The Flu Vaccine Act brings $1 billion of investment through 2024 for the National Institutes of Health to research and create a vaccine.

Blumenthal Pushes Social Security Expansion Bill

Feb 26, 2019
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says Social Security is in need of an update to plan for future generations.

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Thursday marks one year since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has proposed legislation that would give a path to citizenship for families separated by President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. The bill has limited support from Republicans, but Blumenthal hopes it can be folded into a larger compromise.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is one sponsor of a bill to allow federal workers to receive unemployment benefits if they’re being forced to work without pay during the shutdown.