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

Full Name: Richard Blumenthal
Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cynthia; 4 Children
Birth Date: 02/13/1946
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Greenwich, CT
Date Title
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Protect Service Members from Abusive Loan Contracts
Aug. 5, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Investigate 'Aggressive Debt Collection Actions' Against Active Military Members
Aug. 5, 2014 Blumenthal, Delauro Call On FDA To Strengthen Proposed New Nutrition Labels
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 17, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Passage Of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
July 16, 2014 Blumenthal, Harkin, Casey Introduce Legislation To Hold Companies Accountable For Concealing Defects
July 15, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality
July 15, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Lorillard-Reynolds American Merger
June 18, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On GM CEO'S Testimony Before House Energy And Commerce Subcommittee
June 9, 2014 Letter to John Mulligan, Interim President and CEO of Target Corporation - Ban Loaded Firearms Sales
June 5, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On GM Rollout Of Valukas Report
May 14, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Loans
May 14, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Willliam J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice - Regarding Pfizer's Potential Takeover of AstraZeneca
May 7, 2014 Markey, Blumenthal Statement On DOT Response To Letter Urging Agency To Issue Park-It-Now Warning To Owners Of Recalled GM Cars
April 29, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Bulk Unlocking of Cell Phones by Resellers
April 28, 2014 Blumenthal Issues Statement On Draft E-Cigarette Regulations, Holds Press Conference At Smilow Cancer Hospital After F Issues Draft E-Cigarette Regulations, Blumenthal, Yale Doctors Call For Further Action
April 9, 2014 Sens. Brown, Schatz, Warren, Sanders, and Blumenthal Announce Legislation Protecting Consumers From Inaccurate Credit Reports And Scores
April 7, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
April 3, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 1, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On GM Decision To Seek Counsel From High-Profile Compensation Expert
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 25, 2014 American Banker - Congress on Card Security
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores
Jan. 23, 2014 Blumenthal Recognizes Neiman Marcus For Agreeing To His Call For Credit Monitoring And Identity Theft Insurance To Consumers
Jan. 18, 2014 In Response To Reports Of Imminent, Ongoing Massive Cyberattacks On Major Retailers, Blumenthal Calls For Strengthened Safeguards Against Hacking, Immediate Notification For Consumers
Jan. 13, 2014 Durbin & Blumenthal Optimistic FDA's New Online Reporting System Will Better Detect Unsafe Dietary Supplements
Jan. 13, 2014 Letter to Neiman Marcus Group President Karen Katz - Take Immediate, Proactive Steps To Protect Consumers From Recent Data Breach
Jan. 10, 2014 Blumenthal: New Information About Target Data Breach Underscores Need For FTC Investigation
Dec. 26, 2013 Blumenthal Calls On UPS To Provide Refunds To Customers Whose Christmas Shipments Did Not Arrive On Time
Dec. 22, 2013 Letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez - Investigate Target Security Practices
Dec. 18, 2013 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman Federal Trade Commission - E-Cigarette Marketing Practices
Dec. 17, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Frontier Acquisition Of AT&T Assets In CT
Dec. 16, 2013 Blumenthal To Red Bull And Rockstar: Stop Marketing To Children
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Dec. 9, 2013 Blumenthal, Airbus Co-Host Conference For Potential New Suppliers To Grow Connecticut's Aerospace Industry
Nov. 29, 2013 A Black Friday Special: Blumenthal Highlights Laughable, Ludicrous, And Sometimes Dangerous, Deceptive Advertisements
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Mary Jo White, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Nov. 14, 2013 DeLauro, Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud Pentagon Decision to End Russian Helicopter Contract
Oct. 29, 2013 Murphy, Blumenthal Help Launch Effort To Get Washington To Refocus On Manufacturing Jobs
Aug. 6, 2013 DeLauro, Blumenthal Emphasize Legislation To Create Jobs, Boost Economy
Aug. 1, 2013 Durbin, Blumenthal: With Adverse Event Reporting on the Rise, Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers of Dietary Supplements
July 29, 2013 Letter to Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Food and Drug Administration - Stronger Safety Requirements & Cancer Warnings for Tanning Beds
July 23, 2013 Blumenthal Teams with McCain As Lead Democratic Co-Sponsor Of "A La Carte" Cable Bill
July 16, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Richard Cordray To Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
July 11, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards"
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, and Director Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Student Loans
June 13, 2013 Blumenthal Introduces Legislation To Stop Cramming On Telephone Bills
June 5, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray, Secretary Donovan, Acting Director DeMarco, Chairman Gruenberg, Comptroller Curry, Chairman Bernanke, Secretary Lew, and Secretary Shinseki - Spouse Foreclosure Protection
April 30, 2013 Letter to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White - Protect Consumers' Legal Rights Against Wall Street
April 22, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Supreme Court's Decision To Reject An Appeal By Tobacco Companies Challenging Marketing Laws
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