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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

Full Name: Richard Blumenthal
Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cynthia; 4 Children
Birth Date: 02/13/1946
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Greenwich, CT
Date Title
Issue Position: No Veteran Left Behind
June 25, 2014 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: Mental Health Requirements in Gun Sales and VA Scandal
June 19, 2014 Kaine, Burr, Blumenthal Introduce Resolution to "Welcome Home" Post 9/11 Veterans on Veterans Day 2014
June 16, 2014 Congressman Honda Introduces Toxic Exposure Research and Military Support Act of 2014
April 30, 2014 Blumenthal Issues Statement in Support Of Military Sexual Assault Survivors' Suit Against the VA
April 28, 2014 Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Applaud New Contract For Next 10 Submarines To Be Built Jointly By Electric Boat
March 31, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy Secretary - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases and Aboard Ships
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships
March 27, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Access to Justice for Those Who Serve
March 10, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Asking Pentagon to Help Identify, Bring Home Remains of Sailors Killed at Pearl Harbor for Burial
Feb. 11, 2014 Repealing Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed - Continued
Jan. 28, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Recent Changes to the U.S. Military Retirement System
Jan. 26, 2014 Blumenthal To Host Iraq War Veteran, Military Sexual Assault Survivor At State Of The Union Address
Jan. 15, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Release Of Defense, Veterans Appropriations
Dec. 20, 2013 Bataan Corregidor Memorial Bridge
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2014 -- Continued
Nov. 20, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Nov. 19, 2013 Grassley Continues Work for Passage of Military Justice Reform for Sexual Assault Cases
Nov. 19, 2013 Generals, Veterans, Advocates and Sexual Assualt Survivors Continue Push for Independent Military Justice System
Nov. 14, 2013 Military Justice Improvement Act
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Reform Military Justice System to Protect Sexual Assault Victims
Sept. 4, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Obama Administration's Decision To Extend Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Veterans
Aug. 15, 2013 Blumenthal Statement on DOD Military Sexual Assault Directive, New Measures to Protect Victims
Aug. 15, 2013 Blumenthal Joins Norwich Veteran, Yale Law Clinic In Calling for Immediate Action To Extend Same Equal Rights to Veteran Couples
Aug. 8, 2013 Blumenthal Issues Statement Regarding News that Department of Defense is Considering New Measures to Improve Its Response to Military Sexual Assault
July 30, 2013 Blumenthal, Boxer, Gillibrand Applaud Inclusion Of $25 Million Special Victims' Counsel Program In Defense Appropriations Bill
July 30, 2013 Boxer Joins Blumenthal, Gillibrand to Applaud Inclusion of $25 Million Special Victims' Counsel Program in Defense Appropriations Bill
July 16, 2013 Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Join Gillibrand, Boxer, Grassley Effort to Create Independent, Non-Biased Military Justice System for Victims of Sexual Assault When Defense Bill Comes to Senate Floor This Month
July 11, 2013 Renacci Signs Onto Bipartisan Bill to End Job and Housing Discrimination Against Members of Military
June 12, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
May 23, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 23, 2013 Blumenthal Introduces Measure To Give Military Crime Victims The Same Rights As Civilian Crime Victims
May 16, 2013 Gillibrand, Collins, Boxer, Johanns, Benishek, Gabbard, Begich, Blumenthal, Coons, Franken, Hirono, Mikulski, Pryor, Schatz, Shaheen, Rockefeller, Feinstein, Hanna, Sinema, Joined by Service Members Victimized by Sexual Assault in Announcing Bicameral Legislation Reforming Military Justice System
May 16, 2013 Letter to Chairman Levin and Ranking Member Inhofe - Reforming Military Justice System
March 29, 2013 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army and General Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army - Renew Call for Army to Fully Review Contractor Cases With Links to Terrorists Groups
March 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - War Medals
Feb. 14, 2013 Executive Session
Dec. 6, 2012 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army; and to Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army - SIGAR Referrals
Sept. 13, 2012 Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 3, 2012 Senate Approves Bill to Extend Military Employment Protections to Homecoming TSA Officers
June 27, 2012 Blumenthal, Murphy Lead Legislation in the House And Senate to Allow Military Survivors More Time for Critical Investment Decisions
May 24, 2012 CT Senators on Committee Passage of NDAA
April 27, 2012 Blumenthal Applauds Administration Order to End Deceptive Practices by Educational Institutions Targeting Veterans, Service Members
March 8, 2012 National Public Radio "Tell Me More" - Transcript
March 4, 2012 Fox News "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript
Feb. 28, 2012 Blumenthal, Jones Introduce Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act
Jan. 26, 2012 Lieberman, Blumenthal, Courtney statement opposing new round of BRAC
Jan. 12, 2012 Blumenthal Highlights Strategic Role of Military Working Dogs
Dec. 16, 2011 Blumenthal Applauds Delivery of Lifesaving Protection to Troops in Afghanistan
Dec. 14, 2011 Bipartisan Group of Senators Agree: Extend Military Employment Protections
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