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June 28, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Applaud Partial VW Settlement in Emissions Cheating Scandal Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Reported VW Settlement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FAA Rule for Commercial Drone Users Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx, Attorney General Lynch - Calling on DOT, DOJ to Investigate Airline Surcharges Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Hartford Courant - Legislation Would Keep Rail Profits In Northeast Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
June 1, 2016 Hartford Courant - Legislation Would Keep Rail Profits In Northeast Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
June 1, 2016 Hartford Courant - Legislation Would Keep Rail Profits In Northeast Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
May 27, 2016 Letter to Various Airline Carriers- Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend, Blumenthal & Markey Call on Airlines to Take Action Immediately to Help End Long Lines Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on New FRA Rule Requiring Redundant Signal Protection Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Bill To Fund Critical Transportation, Housing Priorities For Connecticut Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 After Briefing from TSA, Markey and Blumenthal Reiterate Call to Airlines to Suspend Bag Fees This Summer Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Letter to John Hoeven and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security- TSA Funding for Long Wait Times Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on NTSB Findings on Philadelphia Amtrak Crash Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Murphy Statement on NTSB Chairman's Call For Positive Train Control In Wake Of Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Letter to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Allegiant, JetBlue, Alaska Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin America, Sun Country, and Island Air Hawaii- Stop Charging Bag Fees This Summer Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Murphy Secures $1.4 Billion For Amtrak Improvement, Strengthens "Buy American' Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on MTA Expanding Testing on Railroad Crew Members for Sleep Apnea Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 11, 2016 Murphy Introduces 'Buy American' Amendment to FAA Bill Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Full Senate Passage of Vital Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill to Strengthen Security at U.S. Airports Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 3, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Amtrak Crash Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 23, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chair and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Sucbommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development-Northeast Corridor Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chair and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Sucbommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development-Northeast Corridor Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Appropriatoins Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Transit Security Grant Program Funding Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Graves, Chairmen of the Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - Rep. Gosar Leads Bipartisan Effort to Prohibit Luxury Airfare for Congress Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chariman and The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee-TIGER Grants Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chariman and The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee-TIGER Grants Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chariman and The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee-TIGER Grants Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey to NHTSA: Consumers Can't Wait Until 2022 for Lifesaving Braking Technology Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Promote Transparent Airline Price Competition Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FRA's Two-Person Crew Proposal Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 7, 2016 Shrinking Airline Seats a Threat to Passenger Health and Safety; Blumenthal to Seek Action to Require Minimum Standard Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 4, 2016 Letter to Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary - Sanction Companies Doing Business with Iranian Airline Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud DOT Action to Ban E-Cigarette Use on Airplanes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Rep. James Himes Unknown
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Rep. Rosa DeLauro Unknown
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Rep. Joseph Courtney Unknown
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Rep. Elizabeth Esty Unknown
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Sen. Christopher Murphy Unknown
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision Rep. John Larson Unknown
Feb. 10, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on VW Recall of 850,000 Vehicles with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Recall Every Vehicle with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags, Use Every Tool Available to Accelerate Repairs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Jan. 20, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FRA Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Markey & Blumenthal Statement on Voluntary NHTSA-Automaker Safety Agreement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2016 Letter to Michael Horn, CEO Volkswagen Group of America - Compensation Options for Car Owners Decieved by Company's Emmission Default Devices Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Jan. 5, 2016 After Efforts from Markey, Klobuchar and Blumenthal, Department of Justice Sues Volkswagen for Emissions Violations Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Statement On Takata Manipulation Of Airbag Test Data Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey on NHTSA Recall Completion Rates: "Completely Unacceptable and a Massive Disappointment" Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Murphy Statement on Passage of Year-end Government Funding Bill Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New FAA Drone Registration Requirements Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Dec. 10, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA- Fiat Civil Penalty Settlement on Failure to Report Legally Required Auto Safety Data Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Courtney Votes for Five-Year Highway Bill Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Larson Votes in Favor of Long-Term Infrastructure Bill Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Himes Supports FAST Act Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 DeLauro Statement on the FAST Act Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Esty Applauds House Passage of Long-Term Transportation Legislation to Fix Roads, Bridges, Transit Systems Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2015 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Increasing Transportation Funding Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen (VW) Group of America - Buy Back Polluting Vehicles at Fair Market Value Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington D.C.
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington D.C.
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate MInority Leader - Protect Safety, Consumer Protection, Fuel Economy Provisions in Surface Transportation Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members James Inhofe, John Thune, Richard Shelby, Orrin Hatch, Barbara Boxer. Bill Nelson, Sherrod Brown, and Ron Wyden - Save Essential Funding for the Most Densely Travelled Region in the Country Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members James Inhofe, John Thune, Richard Shelby, Orrin Hatch, Barbara Boxer. Bill Nelson, Sherrod Brown, and Ron Wyden - Save Essential Funding for the Most Densely Travelled Region in the Country Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Drive Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA Call to Require Seat Belts on All School Buses Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey: Volkswagen 'Goodwill Package' Insultingly Inadequate Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Himes Praises Passage of Highway Funding Bill Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Larson on House Passage of Transportation Reauthorization Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 DeLauro Statement In Support Of Highway Reauthorization Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Positive Train Control Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Congressional Approval of 5-Year Extension for PTC Implementation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Gov. Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representative Himes Announce $10 Million Federal Tiger Award for New Barnum Station in Bridgeport Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
Oct. 26, 2015 Gov. Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representative Himes Announce $10 Million Federal Tiger Award for New Barnum Station in Bridgeport Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Oct. 26, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on FTC Commitment to Probe Into VW Emissions Scandal Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Gov. Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representative Himes Announce $10 Million Federal Tiger Award for New Barnum Station in Bridgeport Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Oct. 23, 2015 Senators Markey, Blumenthal: NHTSA's Takata Recall Expansion One Year Late Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 House Committee Adopts Esty's Bipartisan Transportation Amendments Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Blumenthal Praises DOT for Calling on Kuwait Airways to Cease Discrimination Against Israeli Citizens Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Blumenthal: Put the Brakes on Bigger Trucks Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on House PTC Extension Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New FAA Efforts to Strengthen Drone Oversight Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Oct. 12, 2015 Blumenthal, Schumer Demand EPA and DOJ Levy $18 Billion, Maximum Penalty Against Volkswagen Following Deliberate and Deceptive Fraud Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Oct. 7, 2015 Larson Applauds Grant for Hartland Bridge Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Larson Applauds Grant for Hartland Bridge Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on House Bill to Extend PTC Deadline Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Blast New Revelation of Fiat Chrysler Early Warning Reporting System Failure Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 "Q Bridge' Project, The Biggest In CTDOT History, Completed Ahead Of Schedule Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Sept. 18, 2015 "Q Bridge' Project, The Biggest In CTDOT History, Completed Ahead Of Schedule Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Sept. 18, 2015 "Q Bridge' Project, The Biggest In CTDOT History, Completed Ahead Of Schedule Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 17, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Reported DOJ-GM Settlement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on GAO Positive Train Control Report Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to Various Automakers - Cybersecurity and Privacy Practices Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 CT Delegation & Malloy: CT Awarded Grant To Advance Economic Development Plans Across The Hartford Rail Line Corridor Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
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