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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense- End Reliance on Russian-Made Helicopters for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces
July 14, 2016 Blumenthal Vows to Protect Investments in Connecticut Jobs & Industry on Defense Bill Conference Committee
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 6, 2016 Letter to Congressional Conferees of the NDAA- Menendez Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling for Robust Black Hawk Funding
July 1, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney, Delauro Announce More Than $1 Billion Air Force Contract For Pratt & Whitney
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the US Department of Defense - Urging Department of Defense to Swiftly Replace UH-1N Helicopters
June 14, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Senate Approval of Critical Defense Authorization
May 13, 2016 Blumenthal Announces Significant Victories for Connecticut in Defense Legislation
March 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Richard Durbin, Ranking Member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense; Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; the Hon. Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense - Request for Additional Black Hawks in President's Budget
March 21, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman and Richard Durbin, Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations-
Dec. 8, 2015 Delauro, Blumenthal, and Murphy Statement on the Military Awarding an Additional $354 Million to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Acknowledge Inadequate Research Following NPR'S Publication of Mustard Gas Exposure Database
Oct. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Obama Decision to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
Oct. 7, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of NDAA Conference Report for FY2016
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Initial Operational Readiness of Marine Corps' F-35B Joint Strike Fighter
July 17, 2015 Co-Chairs of the Senate Marine Caucus Issue Statement on Chattanooga Attacks
June 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care
June 18, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of NDAA for FY2016
June 15, 2015 Military Justice Improvement Act
June 10, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Commend New Undersea Warfighting Development Center at Submarine Base New London
June 8, 2015 Blumenthal Outlines Proposals to Bolster National Security and Connecticut Defense Industrial Base
June 8, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
June 5, 2015 Blumenthal, Mccain, Flake File Amendment to Stop NFL "Patriotism For Profit" Practices
June 4, 2015 Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake and Richard Blumenthal File Amendment to Stop NFL "Patriotism for Profit Practices"
May 22, 2015 Ahead of Memorial Day Sales Promotions, Blumenthal Seeks Protections For Veterans Against Identity Theft
May 15, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Armed Services Committee Passage of NDAA
April 2, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On Framework For Iran Nuclear Program Deal
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Dick Durbin, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - U.S.-Israel Cooperative Missile Defense Programs
March 10, 2015 Letter to Senator Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Senate Committee on Appropriations - Ukraine Freedom Support Act
March 9, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Situation in Ukraine
Feb. 20, 2015 Bipartisan Senators Call for Tightened Sanctions on Russia, Increased Military Aid to Ukraine
Feb. 12, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ash Carter as Defense Secretary
Feb. 11, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on President's Proposed Resolution to Authorize Military Force Against ISIL
Feb. 4, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Military Assistance to Ukraine
Feb. 4, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Urgent Support to Jordan in Fight Against ISIL
Feb. 4, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the State, and Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Operations Against ISIS/ISIL
Jan. 6, 2015 Murphy, Blumenthal, Brown, Coons, Merkley Reintroduce Jobs Matter Act
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: National Defense
Dec. 12, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Final Passage Of Defense Authorization
Dec. 11, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Cloture Vote On Defense Authorization
Dec. 5, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Nomination Of Ashton Carter To Serve As Secretary Of Defense
Dec. 4, 2014 Blumenthal Applauds House Passage Of National Defense Authorization
Oct. 29, 2014 Gov. Malloy: Electric Boat Expansion Will Further Strengthen State's Reputation as a Leader in the Defense Manufacturing Industry
Oct. 15, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Esty Issue Joint Statement on $592 Million Pratt & Whitney Contract for F135 Engines
Sept. 16, 2014 Los Angeles Times - Many in Congress Not Sold on Obama's Islamic State Strategy
Sept. 11, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Administration Strategy To Counter ISIL
Aug. 8, 2014 Blumenthal Statement on Iraq
April 28, 2014 Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Applaud New Contract For Next 10 Submarines To Be Built Jointly By Electric Boat
Jan. 27, 2014 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement After Touring Connecticut Aerospace Manufacturers
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