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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs
Feb. 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Republicans Refusing to Hold Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee
Feb. 16, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Grassley Opening Door to Judiciary Committee Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee
Feb. 13, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Speaker Ryan, Majority Leaders McCarthy and McConnell, and Majority Whip Cornyn - End to Taxpayer-Funded Partisan Planned Parenthood Investigations
Jan. 21, 2016 Democratic Senators and Leading Researchers Push for Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC
Jan. 20, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FRA Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules
Jan. 15, 2016 Markey & Blumenthal Statement on Voluntary NHTSA-Automaker Safety Agreement
Jan. 8, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Senate Appropriations Chairman, Barbara Mikulski, Senate Appropriations Vice-Chairwoman, Roy Blunt, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommitte Appropriations Chairman, and Patty Murray, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Appropriations Ranking Member - Funds for Research into the Causes and Prevention of Gun Violence
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. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Release of Proposed Rules for Internet Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Dec. 15, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Increase Protections for Online Consumers
Dec. 11, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Statement on Malloy Executive Order Banning Gun Permits for Individuals on "No Fly' List in Connecticut
Dec. 10, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA- Fiat Civil Penalty Settlement on Failure to Report Legally Required Auto Safety Data
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations
Nov. 30, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, and Loretta Lynch, Attonrney General of the United States - Settlement with Education Management Corporation
Nov. 23, 2015 Democratic Leaders Introduce Legislation in the House and Senate to Modernize Food Labeling
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Moran, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Protections for Veterans Who Fall Victim to Fiduciary Fraud
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Limit Unwanted Debt Collection Robocalls
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members James Inhofe, John Thune, Richard Shelby, Orrin Hatch, Barbara Boxer. Bill Nelson, Sherrod Brown, and Ron Wyden - Save Essential Funding for the Most Densely Travelled Region in the Country
Nov. 12, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New Report Showing VA Awarded Millions in Employee Performance Bonuses
Nov. 10, 2015 Moran-Toomey-Blumenthal Amendment to Prohibit Funds to Relocate Senior VA Execs Passes Senate
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New CDC Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Adults
Oct. 26, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on FTC Commitment to Probe Into VW Emissions Scandal
Oct. 20, 2015 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act
Oct. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Resignation of VA Under Secretary for Benefits Allison Hickey
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Hold Benefits Bureaucrats Accountable for "Shockingly Unethical' Misuse of Funds
Oct. 8, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Alleged Insider Trading at Fantasy Sports Companies
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Immediately Investigate Misconduct at VA Identified in OIG Report
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015
Sept. 30, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Vote to Keep Government Open
July 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Investigattion of Allegations That a Number of Questionable Unaccredited Educational Institutions Have Received G.I. Bill Benefits
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
April 20, 2015 Washington Post - FBI Admits Flaws in Hair Analysis Over Decades
Oct. 27, 2014 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Commerce Committee Approval of Feinberg to Lead FRA
Nov. 21, 2013 Markey: New NRC Policy Restricts Congressional Oversight, Undermines Transparency
Oct. 17, 2013 CT Mirror - Connecticut Lawmakers Help Pass Deal on Shutdown, Debt Limit
Oct. 16, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Bipartisan Deal Reached To Reopen Government, Increase Debt Ceiling
Oct. 15, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Oct. 15, 2013 Blumenthal Highlights Impact Of Government Shutdown On Connecticut Tourism, Lodging, And Hotel Industry
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