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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
July 21, 2016 After Letter From Blumenthal, Department of Justice Seeks to Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers
July 20, 2016 Blumenthal Comment on Beer Industry Merger Settlement After His Calls for Close Scrutiny
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau- Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as "Safe" Are Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety
July 8, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney, Delauro Announce $1.5 Billion Contract For Pratt & Whitney To Make 10th Batch Of F-35 Engines
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Senate-Approved GMO Labeling Law is Fundamentally Anti-Consumer
July 1, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney, Delauro Announce More Than $1 Billion Air Force Contract For Pratt & Whitney
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Gillibrand, Klobuchar Provision to Boost American Manufacturing Passes Commerce Committee
June 29, 2016 After Effort From Klobuchar and Blumenthal, Window Cord Manufacturers To Revise Safety Standards To Protect Children From Strangulation
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Applaud Partial VW Settlement in Emissions Cheating Scandal
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes CPSC and IKEA Recall of Dangerous Chests and Bureaus After Fatal Tipovers
June 23, 2016 Senators Markey and Blumenthal Statement on Reported VW Settlement
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Reported VW Settlement
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers
June 14, 2016 Blumenthal: Decision to Uphold Net Neutrality Rules is a Win for Consumers, Entrepreneurs & Innovators
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 9, 2016 Sens. Markey & Blumenthal and Rep. Eshoo Hold Press Conference to Reform Set-Top Box Industry
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 7, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx, Attorney General Lynch - Calling on DOT, DOJ to Investigate Airline Surcharges
June 2, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds CFPB Proposal to Rein in Predatory Payday Lending Practices
June 1, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Statement On Report Revealing Cars Still Being Made With Takata Airbags
May 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Vasami - Calling on the Window Covering Manufacturers Association to Implement Strongest Possible Child Safety Protections
May 24, 2016 Letter to Mr. Bill DeLaney, President and CEO of Sysco Corporation - Call on Sysco to Ensure No Human Trafficking in Seafood Supply Chain
May 18, 2016 Introducing Commonsense Bill to Standardize Food Date Labeling
May 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Robust Requirements For Using The Term "Natural" On Food Labels
May 5, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes CFPB Action On Forced Arbitration
April 28, 2016 Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 28, 2016 Blumenthal. Franken Introduce Legislation to Ensure Access to Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 18, 2016 Letter to Norman C. Bay, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Call to Fund Office of Public Participation, Give Consumers a Voice
Feb. 25, 2016 In Wake of VW Scandal, Rush, Pallone, Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Fine Automakers for Violating Emissions Rules
Feb. 10, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on VW Recall of 850,000 Vehicles with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Young, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - EEOC Action to Protect Employees' Family Health Information
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
Jan. 29, 2016 Letter to Wayne Pesce, President Connecticut Food Association - Ban Openly Carried Firearms in Stores
Jan. 15, 2016 Markey & Blumenthal Statement on Voluntary NHTSA-Automaker Safety Agreement
Jan. 7, 2016 Letter to Michael Horn, CEO Volkswagen Group of America - Compensation Options for Car Owners Decieved by Company's Emmission Default Devices
Jan. 5, 2016 After Efforts from Markey, Klobuchar and Blumenthal, Department of Justice Sues Volkswagen for Emissions Violations
Jan. 4, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Statement On Takata Manipulation Of Airbag Test Data
Dec. 23, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey on NHTSA Recall Completion Rates: "Completely Unacceptable and a Massive Disappointment"
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 15, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of Legislation Protecting Free Speech in Online Reviews
Dec. 15, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Increase Protections for Online Consumers
Dec. 10, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA- Fiat Civil Penalty Settlement on Failure to Report Legally Required Auto Safety Data
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
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