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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Jan. 12, 2017 Blumenthal Takes to Senate Floor to Oppose Sessions Nomination to Be Attorney General
Jan. 12, 2017 Blumenthal Announces Opposition to Nomination of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Sponsored Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
Oct. 14, 2016 Blumenthal Joins Group of 18 Senators in Sending Amicus Brief in Support of Miami's Predatory Lending Cases Against Wells Fargo and Bank of America
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 23, 2016 Senate Passes Shaheen-Blumenthal-Leahy Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, the Hon. Bob Duff, Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Brendan Sharkey, Connecticut State Speaker of the House - Thanks for LGBT Stance
April 20, 2016 Frankel, Blumenthal, Schweikert, Deutch, Himes Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards
Dec. 17, 2015 Puerto Rico
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Human Trafficking in the Fishing Industry
Aug. 5, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey Continue Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking, Child Labor with Supply Chain Transparency Bill
June 2, 2015 USA Freedom Act of 2015
June 1, 2015 USA Freedom Act of 2015 -- Continued
May 20, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
May 12, 2015 USA Freedom Act
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Aug. 15, 2014 Wall Street Journal - Align an Effective Intelligence Practice With Our Values
May 17, 2014 Blog: The Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, and the Paths Still Not Taken
April 1, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On NSA Use Of Loophole In Surveillance Law To Spy On Americans
March 25, 2014 The Hill - OVERNIGHT TECH: Obama administration, House Intelligence leaders unveil NSA reform plans
March 25, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On President's Proposal To End NSA Phone Data Collection Program
March 18, 2014 Urgent Need for New Accountability for the Intelligence Community
Jan. 23, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On PCLOB Report Declaring NSA Telephone Metadata Program Illegal
Jan. 17, 2014 After Attending President Obama's Speech On NSA Surveillance And The FISA Court, Blumenthal Reacts To Proposed Reforms
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Dec. 18, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On White House Review Group Recommendations On Intelligence, Communications Technologies
Dec. 16, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On D.C. Circuit Court Ruling On NSA Bulk Data Collection
Dec. 5, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On NSA Collection Of Cellphone Location Data
Nov. 8, 2013 Blumenthal, Lembo, LGBT Advocates Call On Speaker Boehner To Bring Employment Non-Discrimination Bill To House Floor
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Sept. 25, 2013 Surveillance Reform Package Ends Bulk Collection of Phone Records; Creates Constitutional Advocate for Secret Court
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Inspector General Charles McCullough III, Director of National Intelligence - Surveillance Authorities
Aug. 21, 2013 Blumenthal Reiterates Call For Special Advocate In Fisa Courts In Light Of Unlawful NSA Collection Of Electronic Communications
Aug. 16, 2013 Blumenthal Statement on NSA Privacy Abuses
Aug. 9, 2013 Blumenthal Applauds President Obama's Support for Special Advocate in FISA Courts
Aug. 8, 2013 Blumenthal Delivers Major Policy Address at Harvard Law School on Legislation to Reform FISA Courts
Aug. 8, 2013 Blumenthal Issues Statement Following New Revelations of NSA Email Surveillance
Aug. 1, 2013 Blumenthal, Wyden, Udall Unveil Major Legislation To Reform FISA Courts
July 24, 2013 Letter to Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak - Blumenthal Urges Russian Government to Overturn Conviction of Russian Activist Alexei Navalny
July 23, 2013 Blog: What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties
June 27, 2013 Letter to James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence - Private Records
June 25, 2013 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Invalidate Key Part of Voting Rights Act
May 14, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Reports Of Federal Government's Confiscation Of Telephone Records From Associated Press Bureaus
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