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

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
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 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
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
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs
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 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 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
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Young, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - EEOC Action to Protect Employees' Family Health Information
Feb. 2, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President's $1.1 Billion Initiative to Address Opioid Abuse, Heroin Epidemic
Jan. 29, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stronger Response to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Release Delayed Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Jan. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President, United States - Comprehensive Crumb Rubber Turf Study
Jan. 21, 2016 Democratic Senators and Leading Researchers Push for Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Jan. 5, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Administration's New Dietary Guidelines
Dec. 30, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Applaud over $206,000 in Pool Safety Grants for Bridgeport and Stamford
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 17, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on VA Plan to Extend Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Support for Servicemembers Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
Dec. 8, 2015 Blumenthal Urges Senate to Renew 9/11 Health Programs
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Nov. 11, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Senate's Marking of Veterans Day with Passage of Comprehensive Veterans Legislation
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Applauding CDC For New Prescribing Guidelines
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Finalize Reporting Requirements for Antibiotic Use in Agriculture
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Acknowledge Inadequate Research Following NPR'S Publication of Mustard Gas Exposure Database
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Elliot Kaye, Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Playgrounds Made with Artificial Turf from Rubber Crumbs
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Eric Fanning, Acting Under Secretary of the Army, and General Mark Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff - Investigation Into Wrongful Discharge Of Servicemembers With Mental Health Disorders
Nov. 3, 2015 Blumenthal Statement Regarding CMS Decision Not to Proceed with Plan that Would Have Denied Veterans, Amputees Access to Advanced Prosthetics
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
Oct. 27, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Oct. 27, 2015 Klobuchar, Blumenthal, Lee, Hatch Urge Ftc to Investigate Antitrust Violations Connected to IV Solution Shortages
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Char of Federal Trade Commission - Collusion by Saline Solution Manufacturers
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Concerning Tobacco Product Regulation
Oct. 20, 2015 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal Statement on New Study Identifying Dietary Supplement Use Causes More Than 20,000 E.R. Visits Every Year
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on New Study Identifying Dietary Supplement Use Causes More Than 20,000 E.R. Visits Every Year
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