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Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Thune, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Hon. Bill Nelson, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation - Blumenthal and Markey Demand Answers From DOT After Overdue Do Not Drive Instruction is Issued for 2006 Ford Rangers Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Blumenthal and Markey Demand Answers From DOT After Overdue Do Not Drive Instruction is Issued for 2006 Ford Rangers Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Blumenthal Slams Overdue "Do Not Drive" Designation After 2006 Ford Rangers are Identified as Having High-Risk Defective Takata Airbags Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 President Signs Esty's Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Bills Into Law Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2018 Blumenthal Statement on Preliminary Investigation into Fatal Amtrak Derailment Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 House Approves Bills to Enhance Veteran Job Opportunities and Combat Human Trafficking Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Sens. Murray, Cantwell, Wyden, Merkley Demand DOT Hold Railroads Accountable for PTC Implementation after Fatal Derailments, Safety Shortfalls Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Sens. Murray, Cantwell, Wyden, Merkley Demand DOT Hold Railroads Accountable for PTC Implementation after Fatal Derailments, Safety Shortfalls Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Esty Introduces Bill to Create FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Democratic Leader - Harris Urges Senate Leadership to Strike GOP Provisions Preempting State Safety Laws For Truck Drivers Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2017 Blumenthal, Markey, Warren Statement on DOT Decision to Abandon Proposal to Protect Airline Passengers From Sky-High Fees Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2017 Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Approves Katko Human Trafficking Legislation Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to Robert E. Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative - Keep American Highways Safe from Mexican Trucks Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2017 Barletta Joins Esty to Found Road Safety Caucus Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Esty Proposal to Give Connecticut Municipalities Tools to Protect Families from Drones to Become FAA Pilot Program Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2017 Blumenthal Secures Critical Safety and Accountability Measures in Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2017 Blumenthal Secures Critical Safety and Accountability Measures in Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Management and Budget Director - Taxpayer Funded Travel for Executive Branch Officials Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Sept. 21, 2017 As National Transportation Safety Board Confirms Sleep Apnea a Factor in Tragic Train Crashes, Blumenthal Calls on Trump to Explain Reckless Reversal of Transportation Safety Measures Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2017 New Blumenthal and Markey-Requested GAO Report Highlights Need to Ground Exorbitant Airline Fees Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Protect Consumers from Dangerous Flood-Damaged Vehicle Sales Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Department of Transportation - DOT Investigate Skyrocketing Airline Prices for Evacuees Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Investigate Skyrocketing Airline Prices for Evacuees Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2017 Letter to Michael P.Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Safety Measures to Curb Small Aircraft Crashes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2017 Gov. Malloy, Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, Attorney General Jepsen Defend Designation of Long Island Sound Dredging Site Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Aug. 18, 2017 Gov. Malloy, Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, Attorney General Jepsen Defend Designation of Long Island Sound Dredging Site Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to Mr. Timothy J. Sloan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo & Company - Automobile Insurance Practices Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 31, 2017 On National Heatstroke Prevention Day, Blumenthal & Franken Announce Bill to Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 28, 2017 Schakowsky, Blumenthal & Markey Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require Used Car Dealers Repair Safety Defects, Recalls Before Selling Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 25, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Valhalla Train Crash Investigation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
July 19, 2017 Letter to Richard Anderson, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation - Preserve Passenger Protections Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 12, 2017 Esty Applauds Decision to Expand Rail Access in Central Connecticut, Abandon Coastal Route Proposal Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
July 12, 2017 Courtney Hails Withdrawal Of Plan To Realign Passenger Rail Tracks Across Eastern Connecticut Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 12, 2017 Blumenthal Applauds FRA Decision to Scrap Old Lyme Rail Bypass Plans, Raises Concern Regarding Impact to Fairfield County Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of US Department of Transportation, and Mr Jack Danielson, Acting Deputy Administrator of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Transparency on Airbag and Vehicle Safety Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Nomination of Ron Batory to Lead Federal Railroad Administration Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 3, 2017 Letter to Mr. Joseph J. Lhota, Chairman of Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Derailment on Metro-North Railroad Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 3, 2017 Blumenthal Announces Bill to Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
June 30, 2017 Blumenthal Fights for Passenger Protections in FAA Reauthorization Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Esty Votes Against FAA Reauthorization Over Air Traffic Control Privatization Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
June 26, 2017 Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Clean Air Act Pollution Safeguards Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means - Fix the Highway Trust Fund Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means - Fix the Highway Trust Fund Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Hon. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means - Fix the Highway Trust Fund Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Impact of Airline Baggage Fees on Aviation Security Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 26, 2017 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President of Metro-North Rail - Metro-North Train Derailment Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
May 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of Transportation and Director of the Hoffice of Management and Budget - Denouncing Trump Administration's Threat to Cancel Funding for Shovel-Ready Public Transit Projects Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 As Summer Vacation Season Arrives, Senators Markey and Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ground Rising Airline Fees Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Esty, Hearing on Oversight of US Airline Customer Service Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran and the Honorable Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee, andthe Honorable Susan Collins, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Northeast Corridor Grants Program Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran and the Honorable Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee, andthe Honorable Susan Collins, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Northeast Corridor Grants Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Blumenthal & Himes Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Cruise Passenger Safety Laws Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Blumenthal & Himes Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Cruise Passenger Safety Laws Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines - United's Boarding Policy Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Protection of Air Passenger Rights Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 10, 2017 Murphy Leads Senators in Requesting New Funding for Rail Safety & Improvements Sen. Christopher Murphy 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
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related Agencies - Funding for National Transportation Safety Board for Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Funding for Northeast Corridor Programs for Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related Agencies - Funding for National Transportation Safety Board for Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Chairwoman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Funding for Northeast Corridor Programs for Fiscal Year 2018 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member - Mass Transit Security Funding Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member - Mass Transit Security Funding Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
March 9, 2017 Reps. Cohen and Kinzinger, Senators Blumenthal, Schumer, Markey, Menendez and Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral SEAT Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal 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. 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. 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 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 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 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. 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
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. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI Rep. Elizabeth Esty 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 Blumenthal & Markey Respond to Autonation Decision to Resume Sales of "Deadly" Cars Under Recall 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
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. 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. 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. Richard Blumenthal Norwich, CT
Oct. 25, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Welcome Judge's Approval of VW Settlement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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