by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 3:34pm
Majority Democrats in the Senate announced Tuesday they would prioritize exempting retired military veterans from paying income tax on their retirement benefits through a bill that would cost the state about $4 million per year.
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by Sarah Paduano | February 6, 2015 2:34pm
Following the unanimous passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act by the U.S. Senate earlier this week, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined local families of veterans whose loved ones committed suicide.
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by Jordan Fenster | February 5, 2015 10:00pm
U.S. Rep Jim Himes, D-4th District, introduced a measure this week that would designate Feb. 12, 2015, as “Darwin Day.”
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2015 1:48pm
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a veteran suicide prevention bill Tuesday co-sponsored by Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.
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by Christine Stuart | January 6, 2015 1:22pm
Now that Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn is no longer a U.S. Senator, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is hoping to find bipartisan support to pass a bill that would reduce the rate of military and veteran suicides.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 11, 2014 11:22am
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Monday for the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on “predatory” debt collection tactics of certain retailers targeting military servicemembers.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2014 10:30am
Connecticut’s U.S. senators applauded the Thursday night final passage of legislation sending emergency funding to the embattled veterans health care system and increasing the agency’s authority to dismiss incompetent employees.
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by Hugh McQuaid | July 7, 2014 3:00pm
The number of cases delayed at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities in Connecticut nearly tripled in the span of a month, according to data released Monday by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
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by Staff Report | June 9, 2014 9:42pm
While it didn’t release location-specific information, Connecticut’s medical facilities run by the Veterans Administration didn’t raise any red flags for auditors.
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by Hugh McQuaid | June 2, 2014 10:46am
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to know how Connecticut’s Veteran Affairs medical facilities fared in the internal agency audit that led to the resignation of U.S. Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.
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