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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
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Vote on Zika Funding
Sept. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Seeking Clarification on the Circumstances of the EpiPen Misclassification and Calling for a Nationwide Investigation
Sept. 6, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, and Courtney Announce $700,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse
Aug. 31, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Provide Information on the Effects of Mylan's Price Increases on Government Prescription Drug Costs
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke
Aug. 29, 2016 Blumenthal: Mylan's Announcement Today Raises as Many Questions as Solutions
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Account for Any Alternatives to the EpiPen Amid Product Cost Increase
Aug. 22, 2016 Blumenthal Demands Mylan Lower Price for Life-Saving Epipen
Aug. 18, 2016 Courtney, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce New Federal Support To Improve Mental Health Services In Windham Area
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
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 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
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 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report
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 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report
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 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
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 20, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
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
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