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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
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs- Menendez, Booker, Senate Dems Call on VA to Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Ed
July 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - FCC To Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and the Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the United States Senate - Urge for Senate Leadership to Support Funding Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 29, 2016 Murphy & Blumenthal: Silence is Not Enough--the Time for Action is Now
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes CPSC and IKEA Recall of Dangerous Chests and Bureaus After Fatal Tipovers
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal on Zika: We Need Meaningful Action Now
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement Following Senate Vote on Bipartisan Compromise to Prevent Terrorists from buying Guns
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Deadlocked United States v. Texas Decision
June 22, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on House Sit-in to Call for Action on Gun Violence Prevention Measures
June 22, 2016 Letter to Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice- Blumenthal, Franken, Warren Brown, Markey, Feinstein, Hirono Call on DOJ to Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy & Courtney: Inspector General Report Confirms That ICE Could and Should Have Done More to Remove Jean Jacques Before Brutal Slaying
June 20, 2016 Blumenthal: We Will Not Give Up or Go Away
June 16, 2016 Letter to Susan Phillips, Chair of the NACIQI and Jennifer Hong, Executive Director of the NACIQI- Blumenthal, Durbin, Brown, Warren & Murray: For-Profit College Accreditor Should Lose Recognition
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
June 10, 2016 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Murphy, Capito Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging Greater Focus on Access to Care, Reducing High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients with Chronic Diseases
June 9, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
June 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Praise Senate Passage of Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Nazi theft of Art Was More Than Pilfering of Property - It Was an Act of Inhumanity
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense- Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
June 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Following Insufficient Response from Secretary Carter, Blumenthal, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Request President Obama Open an Independent Investigation into Alleged Efforts by Department of Defense to Mislead Congress on Military Sexual Assault Cases
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 - Wasteful Spending within the Department of Veterans Affairs
Feb. 24, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
Feb. 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Republicans Refusing to Hold Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
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 - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation
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 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 23, 2015 Democratic Leaders Introduce Legislation in the House and Senate to Modernize Food Labeling
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Moran, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Protections for Veterans Who Fall Victim to Fiduciary Fraud
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