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GM CEO Mary Barra defends top lawyer Michael Millikin

GM CEO Mary Barra defends top lawyer Michael Millikin

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --GM CEO Mary Barra defended her company's top lawyer, Michael Millikn, for his role in what senators called a cover-up of the faulty ignition switch problem.
Ananth Baliga
Democratic senators rip George Will for 'antiquated' campus rape column

Democratic senators rip George Will for 'antiquated' campus rape column

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --Democratic senators wrote a scathing letter to columnist George Will ripping him for his piece doubting the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.
Aileen Graef
McCaskill launches effort to combat campus sexual assault

McCaskill launches effort to combat campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Claire McCaskill held the first of three roundtables as a first step toward legislation meant to improve how college campuses report and combat sexual assault.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators want 'heads to roll' over Phoenix VA scandal

Senators want 'heads to roll' over Phoenix VA scandal

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Lawmakers made little effort to disguise their anger over recent revelations of systematic abuse at veterans healthcare centers in Arizona last month.
Gabrielle Levy
Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --College students joined six Democratic senators on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for passage of a bill that would allow for refinancing of student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Graham pushes 20-week abortion ban

Graham pushes 20-week abortion ban

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) --South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham attempted to push through a measure banning abortions after the 20th week Tuesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Pussy Riot members meet with senators on Capitol Hill

Pussy Riot members meet with senators on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina discussed human rights abuses in a private meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton
Senator teaching rail safety almost gets struck by train

Senator teaching rail safety almost gets struck by train

MILFORD, Conn., April 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was giving a speech on rail safety when he was nearly struck by a train himself Friday.
Aileen Graef
Senate passes bill containing unemployment insurance renewal

Senate passes bill containing unemployment insurance renewal

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- After months of negotiating, the Senate passed the bill containing a provision to renew unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Small business leaders joined Senate Democrats on the Hill Thursday to lend their support to a push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Consumers’ online information needs better protection, Senate committee says

Consumers’ online information needs better protection, Senate committee says

After big breaches of consumer information at major companies, senators are asking for better safeguards against cyber attacks.
Jessica Floum -- Medill News Service

FTC asked to look into outlet store marketing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Four Democratic members of Congress have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to look into potentially fraudulent marketing practices at outlet stores.
Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Four U.S. senators has asked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to refrain from featuring e-cigarettes.
Kate Stanton
Lawsuits filed over Target data breach

Lawsuits filed over Target data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two lawsuits have been filed in Minnesota against retailer Target for failing to keep customer data safe from hackers, court paper say.
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Richard Blumenthal
WAP2001080703 - 07 AUGUST 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut makes a point during a news briefing by the Clean Air Trust on the efforts of the Bush Administration to roll back and rewrite enforcement laws on the Clean Air Act. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI
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Richard Blumenthal (born February 13, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson. He studied for a year at Cambridge University in England before attending Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. While at Yale, he was classmates with future President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. From 1970 to 1976 Blumenthal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he earned the rank of sergeant.

After college Blumenthal served as administrative assistant and law clerk for several Washington figures. From 1977 to 1981 he was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. In the early 1980s he worked in private law, including volunteer counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, when he was elected to the Connecticut Senate. He was elected state Attorney General in 1990, and served for twenty years. During this period he was frequently speculated as a contender for Governor of Connecticut, but he never pursued the office.

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