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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: Health Care
Issue Position: Supporting Women
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: No Veteran Left Behind
Nov. 17, 2014 Senator Blunt, Colleagues Introduce Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act
Nov. 12, 2014 Blumenthal Calls On Consumer Product Safety Commission To Finalize New Standards To End Use Of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals In Upholstered Furniture
Oct. 25, 2014 Blumenthal, Murphy Call On Senate To Confirm Surgeon General Nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy
Oct. 20, 2014 Letter to Ron Klain, Appointment by President Obama to Oversee the Federal Government's Response to the Ebola Virus Outbreak - Blumenthal Urges New Ebola Czar To Adopt Connecticut Protocols
Oct. 17, 2014 Blumenthal Calls On CDC To Adopt Connecticut's More Stringent Standards To Protect Public From Ebola
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Elliot Joseph, President and CEO of Hartford Healthcare, and Jill Hummel, President and General Manager of Anthem BCBS Connecticut - Resolve Contract Dispute
Sept. 26, 2014 Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty Announce Over $244,000 in Federal Funding for the Community Health & Wellness Center in Torrington
Sept. 24, 2014 Letter to Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor of Time - Acting to Help Reduce Teen Tobacco Use
Sept. 17, 2014 Lawmakers Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Sept. 9, 2014 Release: Sens. Collins, Blumenthal Ensure Servicemembers and Veterans Have Access to Program to Combat Suicide
Sept. 8, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies
Aug. 19, 2014 After Spike in Child Poisonings, Blumenthal, Esty to Call for Safety Caps on Liquid Nicotine
July 29, 2014 Blumenthal Statement on Confirmation of Robert McDonald as New Veterans Affairs Secretary
July 22, 2014 Blumenthal Presses VA Nominee On Staff Shortages, Site-Specific Audit Report, Long Wait Times At VA Health Facilities
July 14, 2014 Letter to David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. - Coverage of Contraceptives for Hobby Lobby Employees
July 9, 2014 Following Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision, Murphy, Blumenthal Co-Sponsor Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health
July 8, 2014 Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 - Motion to Proceed - Continued
July 7, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Access Audit
June 26, 2014 Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Protect Seniors From Losing Their Doctors
June 25, 2014 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: Mental Health Requirements in Gun Sales and VA Scandal
June 24, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Conference Meeting
June 23, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Allegations Of Wrongdoing, Whistleblower Retaliation By VA Medical Inspector
June 20, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On HHS Decision To Improve Management, Accountability Of Aca Website Ahead Of 2015 Open Enrollment Period
June 16, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Allegations Of Whistleblower Retaliation At VA
June 16, 2014 Congressman Honda Introduces Toxic Exposure Research and Military Support Act of 2014
June 11, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan VA Health Care Bill
June 11, 2014 Veterans Health Care
June 10, 2014 Letter to Martin Barrington, Nicandro Durante, Ling Chenqing, Alison Cooper, Pierre de Labouchere, Murray Kessler, Andre Calantzopoulos, Daniel Delen, J. Pieter Sikkel, and George Freeman III - Protect Children from Nicotine Poisoning
June 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Investigate Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing at VA Medical Facilities
June 9, 2014 Blumenthal, McCain Lead Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Calling On DOJ To Immediately Investigate Evidence Of Criminal Wrongdoing At VA Medical Facilities
June 9, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On VA Audit Report
June 5, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Bipartisan VA Health Care Deal
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 2, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs
May 30, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Resignation Of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki
May 28, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On VA Inspector General Report On Veterans Health Administration
May 27, 2014 CNN "Newsroom" - Transcript: Isla Vista Shooting
May 23, 2014 Connecticut Delegation Seeks Audit Results for Connecticut VA Medical Facilities
May 23, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Affairs Concerns
May 15, 2014 Blumenthal, Harkin Introduce Bill To End Federal Tax Subsidy For Unhealthy Food, Beverage Marketing To Children
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
April 28, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Call On FDA To Expedite Review Of Pain Killers With Abuse-Deterrent Properties
March 31, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy Secretary - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases and Aboard Ships
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 24, 2014 Blumenthal Statement on Use of Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes
March 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products
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