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

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: Supporting Women
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: No Veteran Left Behind
Issue Position: Health Care
Nov. 11, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Senate's Marking of Veterans Day with Passage of Comprehensive Veterans Legislation
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. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Elliot Kaye, Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Playgrounds Made with Artificial Turf from Rubber Crumbs
Nov. 3, 2015 Blumenthal Statement Regarding CMS Decision Not to Proceed with Plan that Would Have Denied Veterans, Amputees Access to Advanced Prosthetics
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Char of Federal Trade Commission - Collusion by Saline Solution Manufacturers
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. 6, 2015 Following Failure to Prosecute Individuals Complicit in GM Ignition-Switch Cover-Up, Blumenthal, Casey Re-Introduce Hide No Harm Act
Sept. 30, 2015 Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Raise Smoking Age to 21
Sept. 29, 2015 At SVAC Hearing, Blumenthal Reiterates Call For Increased Support For Veterans, Families Effected By Toxic Exposure
Sept. 25, 2015 Blumenthal, Women's Health Advocates Stand with Planned Parenthood Following Sustained, Partisan Attacks
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Update on Efforts to Correct Failures at Veterans Benefits Administration Fiduciary Program
Sept. 16, 2015 Congressional Delegation Announces $6.2 Million to Expand & Improve Primary Care Services at Connecticut Community Health Centers
Sept. 14, 2015 Detergent PACS Act Cosponsors Commend Efforts to Increase Safety of Liquid Detergent Packets
Sept. 2, 2015 Isakson, Blumenthal Statement on Health Eligibility Center Report
Sept. 2, 2015 Delegation Announces $375,000 To Train Teachers & Adults In Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sept. 1, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on FDA Action to Protect Consumers from Deadly Powdered Caffeine
Aug. 27, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $9 Million in Grants to Protect CT Families, Children from Lead Poisoning
Aug. 20, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On Coca-Cola CEO Vow To Improve Transparency
Aug. 11, 2015 CT Delegation Applauds Nearly $3.7 Million Healthcare Award For CT Community Health Centers
Aug. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Visits Planned Parenthood to Vow Support for Women's Health Following GOP Attack
Aug. 10, 2015 Hartford Courant - I Stand With Planned Parenthood
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Passage of VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
July 30, 2015 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed
July 17, 2015 Blumenthal, Scarlett Lewis Celebrate Major Social and Emotional Learning, Mental Health Victories
July 17, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Justice Department Indictment Against Former VA Employee
July 16, 2015 Ayotte, Blumenthal Mental Health First Aid Measure Included in Education Bill
July 9, 2015 Chairman Thompson, Senator Blumenthal, Rep. Perlmutter Introduce Safer Communities Act Of 2015
July 7, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on CVS Decision to End Membership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
July 2, 2015 Blumenthal, Democratic Senate Colleagues, Statement on U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Lobbying for Big Tobacco
June 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care
June 19, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on VA Ruling to Extend Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 16, 2015 Blumenthal Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging HHS to Review Guidelines to Reduce Infant Mortality
June 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Preterm Births
June 4, 2015 Blumenthal, Ayotte, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Strengthen Lyme Disease Prevention, Education, and Research, Following Lyme Awareness Month
June 4, 2015 Ayotte, Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Strengthen Lyme Disease Prevention, Education and Research Following Lyme Disease Awareness Month
May 22, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Passage of VA's Expansion of Veterans' Choice Program
May 22, 2015 Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act
May 21, 2015 Letter to Colleagues - Prevention and Public Health Fund
May 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Ensure Coverage for Critical Mental Health Care
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
May 1, 2015 With Federal Regulations Delayed and Deficient, Blumenthal Supports New Haven Effort to Ban Tobacco Use, Including E-Cigarettes, at City Buildings, Public Parks, School Grounds
April 30, 2015 Senators Blumenthal, Murphy, Ayotte with Rep. Himes Re-Introduce Resolution for National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month
April 24, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on VA Decision to Expand Veterans' Health Care Access, Immediately Implement Changes to Veterans Choice Program
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