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April 11, 2017 Letter to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines - United's Boarding Policy Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Letter to Mr. Patrick Warren, Executive Director of the Federal Railroad Administration - Heed Connecticut Concerns Ahead of NEC Future Decisions Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Murphy Emphasizes Importance of Transportation Investment, Calls on FRA to Heed Connecticut Concerns Ahead of "NEC Future" Decision Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President of the MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Provide Plan for Upgrades and Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Call on Metro-north to Provide Plan for Upgrades & Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President of the MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Provide Plan for Upgrades and Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President of the MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Provide Plan for Upgrades and Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Call on Metro-north to Provide Plan for Upgrades & Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Call on Metro-north to Provide Plan for Upgrades & Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on FRA Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2017 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Fiat Chrysler Emissions Cheat Allegations Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2017 Blumenthal Presses Chao on Transportation Safety & Infrastructure Investment Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2017 Letter to Chairman Hart - Investigate & Make Public Which Railroads Are Playing One-off With Safety Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Jan. 4, 2017 In Response to New York Train Crash, Blumenthal Calls for Immediate Action to Improve Rail Safety Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2016 Letter to Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, JetBlue Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Airlines - Ban E-Cigarettes From Aircraft Cabins Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal: FRA Plan to Route Rail Through Old Lyme is "Dead on Arrival" but Investments in New Haven-Harford-Springfield Line and Existing Track Upgrades are Welcome Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Slam Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as 'Safe' Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Slam Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as 'Safe' Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Call for Ban on Voice Communications on Mobile Devices During Flight Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Respond to Autonation Decision to Resume Sales of "Deadly" Cars Under Recall Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Respond to Autonation Decision to Resume Sales of "Deadly" Cars Under Recall Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mark R. Rosekind, PhD, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Call to Amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mark R. Rosekind, Ph. D., Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to Better Protect Back-Seat Passengers Sen. Richard Blumenthal Denver, CO
Nov. 22, 2016 Stamford Advocate - Sen. Murphy Hears Stamford's Transportation Woes Sen. Christopher Murphy Stamford, CT
Nov. 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable MIchael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Call on the FAA to Establish Cybersecurity Protections for Aircraft Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Call to Finalize All Rail System Safety Efforts Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2016 Following Hoboken Train Crash, Blumenthal Questions PTC Exemptions for Terminal Stations Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Lack of Standards and Support Provided to Airline Personnel in Addressing and Responding to Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Administrator Sarah Feinberg - Have the National Transportation Safety Board Investigate Hoboken Terminal Station Crash Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Oct. 28, 2016 Murphy Releases New Haven "Fed Up" Report Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Oct. 25, 2016 Courtney, Blumenthal, Murphy Join The Groundbreaking Ceremony For New England Central Railroad Infrastructure Upgrades Sen. Christopher Murphy Norwich, CT
Oct. 25, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Welcome Judge's Approval of VW Settlement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Courtney, Blumenthal, Murphy Join The Groundbreaking Ceremony For New England Central Railroad Infrastructure Upgrades Rep. Joseph Courtney Norwich, CT
Oct. 25, 2016 Courtney, Blumenthal, Murphy Join The Groundbreaking Ceremony For New England Central Railroad Infrastructure Upgrades Sen. Richard Blumenthal Norwich, CT
Oct. 24, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal on New Transportation Dept. Auto Cybersecurity Guidance: It's A Take-Home Exam for Failing Students Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey on DOT Airline Announcement: New Efforts Welcome, But Much More Must Actually Take Flight Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Hon Peter Visclosky, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Continue Support of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Hon Peter Visclosky, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Continue Support of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Hon Peter Visclosky, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Continue Support of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Hon Peter Visclosky, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Continue Support of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Hon Peter Visclosky, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Continue Support of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2016 The Hartford Courant - Larson Calls For $10 Billion Tunnel Project Rep. John Larson Unknown
Oct. 3, 2016 Markey and Blumenthal: Potential Takata Restructuring Could Undermine NHTSA Consent Degree, Endanger Driving Public Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Prevent Flight Attendant Fatigue Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Fatal New Jersey Train Crash Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2016 Murphy Statement on the Deadly Train Crash in Hoboken Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 DeLauro Commends Connecticut General Assembly for Advancing Sikorsky Deal Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $7.4 Million for Barkhamsted Manufacturer Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 26, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $7.4 Million for Barkhamsted Manufacturer Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Sept. 26, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $7.4 Million for Barkhamsted Manufacturer Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Sept. 23, 2016 Blumenthal: Action Vital to Protect Against Terrorism in Rail and Mass Transit Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Call for Federal Investigation of Takata Truck Explosion Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Aug. 26, 2016 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Improve Waterbury Branch Line's On-Time Performance And Communication With Riders Amid String Of Service Laps Rep. Elizabeth Esty Unknown
Aug. 26, 2016 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Improve Waterbury Branch Line's On-Time Performance And Communication With Riders Amid String Of Service Laps Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Aug. 26, 2016 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Improve Waterbury Branch Line's On-Time Performance And Communication With Riders Amid String Of Service Laps Sen. Christopher Murphy Unknown
Aug. 26, 2016 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Improve Waterbury Branch Line's On-Time Performance And Communication With Riders Amid String Of Service Laps Rep. James Himes Unknown
Aug. 23, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey, & Warren Call on Administration to Promote Airline Competition, Act on Executive Order Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2016 Letter to Joseph Giulietti, President, Metro-North Railroad - Train Control Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Aug. 16, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Query Airlines about Information Technology Systems in Light of Recent Widespread Cancellations and Delays Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 Letter to Toshikai Mikoshiba, President and CEO of Honda North America - Blumenthal & Markey Call on Honda to Immediately Issue "Do Not Drive" Order for Vehicles with These Air Bags Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Letter to Sarah E. Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Opposing Rail Through Old Lyme, Urging Federal Railroad Administration to Hear Community Concerns Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
July 22, 2016 Letter to Sarah E. Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Opposing Rail Through Old Lyme, Urging Federal Railroad Administration to Hear Community Concerns Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
July 22, 2016 Letter to Sarah E. Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Opposing Rail Through Old Lyme, Urging Federal Railroad Administration to Hear Community Concerns Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Murphy Votes to Increase Security, Convenience for Airplane Passengers Ahead of Busy Summer Travel Season Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal Releases Scathing GAO Report Detailing Federal Highway Administration's Failure to Address Dangerous Guardrails Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Thune, Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Nelson. Ranking Member of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Push to Pass Security Measure to Support DIA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal on Texas Train Collision: How Many More Lives Must Be Lost Before PTC is Implemented? Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 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 and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce Rep. James Himes 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, 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 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 Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
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 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 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Richard Blumenthal 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 17, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on NTSB Findings on Philadelphia Amtrak Crash Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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