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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Justice for Veterans Living With PTSD
July 20, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Himes, Esty Announce $2.9 Million in Federal Grants to Protect Naugatuck Valley Families from Lead Poisoning
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Newly Released Veterans Suicide Data is Continuing Call to Action
July 7, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Delauro, Larson Applaud Community Health Center, Inc. On Selection For Prestigious White House Precision Medicine Study
July 6, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes Obama Administration Actions to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal on Zika: We Need Meaningful Action Now
June 24, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on new Haven Opioid Overdoses
June 23, 2016 Letter to Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League- Day Before NHL Draft, Blumenthal Presses NHL on Concussions
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
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 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 13, 2016 Esty, Murphy, Blumenthal, Stewart Announce $3.4 Million Federal Grant To Prevent Lead Poisoning In New Britain
June 9, 2016 Casey, Klobuchar, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation Protecting Children From Tipping Furniture
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 2, 2016 With Superbug Discovered in U.S., Blumenthal to Introduce Amendment to Support Development of New Antibiotics
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Vasami - Calling on the Window Covering Manufacturers Association to Implement Strongest Possible Child Safety Protections
May 20, 2016 Blumenthal, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve End of Life Care
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 16, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v Burwell
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration- E-Cigarettes Regulations
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
May 3, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on First Positive Zika Test of a Pregnant Woman In Connecticut
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 15, 2016 Blumenthal Releases Comprehensive Report Calling for Immediate Specific Steps to Reduce Opioid Deaths and Addiction
April 15, 2016 Letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Urging FDA to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Therapies
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Address Gaps in Policies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Animals
April 6, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Administration Action to Combat Zika
April 5, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed
March 29, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President Obama's New Actions to Combat Opiod Epidemic
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications
March 17, 2016 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies- Autism Funding
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Wasteful Spending within the Department of Veterans Affairs
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
March 10, 2016 As Opioid Epidemic Sweeps Nation, Blumenthal Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
March 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal Calls on VA to Extend Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure to More Veterans Who Served in Korean DMZ
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Chairman, and Patty Murray, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Ranking Member - Consider Bipartisan Bill to Combat Tick-Borne Diseases
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