(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, today released the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced the findings of its investigation of Metro-North and its five recent major incidents, including the Bridgeport derailment and West Haven accident that killed track worker Robert Luden.

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Himes Statement on USA FREEDOM Act

Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the Senate failed to advance its version of the USA FREEDOM Act. The measure would largely end the National Security Agency’s bulk phone records collection program in favor of more targeted, individualized collection of information. In May, Himes voted with a majority of his colleagues to pass the House version of the legislation.

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Letter from Sen. Chris Murphy: The time to confirm Murthy as Surgeon General is now

To the Editor:

Fear sells.

Throughout the fall, companies marketed “Ebola suits” and are having trouble keeping them in stock. Or you could go the do-it-yourself route, like the woman waiting to board a flight at Dulles airport with a homemade full-body hazmat suit. Meanwhile, fringe elements warn people to take their kids out of school, and avoid public transit, or flu vaccines, or anyone who has recently been to the continent of Africa.

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