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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 11, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Vote in Favor of Customs Enforcement Bill
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Calls for DOJ Investigation into Allegations of Eversource H-1B Visa Abuse
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Richard Harshman, President and CEO of Allegheny Technologies - Lockout of Steelworkers, Come to Table so Workers Can Return to Work
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Support for Servicemembers Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
Dec. 10, 2015 New England Senators Call for Federal Funding to Support Conte Refuge and Connecticut River Watershed
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Oct. 7, 2015 DeLauro, Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Announce $14 Million Federal Grant To The Workforce To Train Low-Income Individuals For Careers In Healthcare
Oct. 6, 2015 Following Failure to Prosecute Individuals Complicit in GM Ignition-Switch Cover-Up, Blumenthal, Casey Re-Introduce Hide No Harm Act
Sept. 29, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Applaud $6 Million From U.S. DOL To Fund Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative
Aug. 21, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on DC Circuit Court Ruling on Wage Rules for Home Care Workers
Aug. 6, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Employers from Requiring Credit Report Disclosure
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
July 8, 2015 Connecticut's Aerospace and Shipbuilding Industry Receives Federal Designation to Accelerate Resurgence of Manufacturing Oppurtunites
May 22, 2015 Blumenthal, Schumer Push Feds to Immediately Begin NY & CT Nail Salon Inspections; Ask OSHA to Consider Emergency Update to Toxic Exposure Limits to Ensure Health of Workers; OSHA is Agency With Resources & Experience to Best Protect Nail Salon Workers, But Must Step Up Its Game
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
May 5, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Conference Report -- Continued
April 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee - Fair Wages for Senate Workers
April 9, 2015 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Displacement of U.S. Workers by H-1B Visa Holders
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights
March 12, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Statement Regarding Possibility of Sikorsky Sale
Feb. 7, 2015 Blumenthal Issues Statement Following Revelation That Keystone Has Paid Only Small Fraction of Fine Imposed For Deadly Kleen Energy Explosion
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers
Jan. 13, 2015 Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake, Blumenthal Introduce High-Skilled Immigration Bill
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Workforce and labor
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Transportation and Infrastructure
Dec. 16, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
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 CT Congressional Delegation, Governor Malloy Applaud Ready to Work Grants For Workforce Alliance, Capital Workforce Partners
Sept. 29, 2014 Gov. Malloy: Advanced Manufacturing Programs to Launch at Community Colleges in Connecticut
Sept. 11, 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act -- Motion to Proceed
July 14, 2014 Letter to David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. - Coverage of Contraceptives for Hobby Lobby Employees
July 9, 2014 Following Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision, Murphy, Blumenthal Co-Sponsor Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health
June 25, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Passage Of Workplace Investment Opportunity Act
April 30, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Failure To Advance Minimum Wage Bill
April 29, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
April 8, 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act
March 19, 2014 DeLauro, Blumenthal Discuss Bill To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunities
March 5, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On President's Visit To Connecticut To Push For Federal Minimum Wage Increase
Feb. 4, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal Statement on Raising the Minimum Wage in CT
Jan. 31, 2014 DeLauro, Johnson, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Ensure Fair Employment Opportunities
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Workforce & Labor
Dec. 30, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On CT Veteran Job Training Report
Nov. 8, 2013 Blumenthal, Lembo, LGBT Advocates Call On Speaker Boehner To Bring Employment Non-Discrimination Bill To House Floor
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