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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: No Veteran Left Behind
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
Oct. 22, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud Passage of Resolution Congratulating Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver on Graduation from Ranger School
Aug. 19, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on First Women to Graduate from Army Ranger School
June 25, 2015 Blumenthal, Carper, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Protect Veteran and Military Students
June 8, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
May 22, 2015 Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
April 17, 2015 Murphy, Blumenthal Reintroduce United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act
March 25, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued
Dec. 18, 2014 Blumenthal Applauds CFPB Action Against Predatory Lenders Targeting Military Servicemembers
Dec. 15, 2014 Nomination of Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be Medical Director in the Ragular Corps of the Public Health Service, Subject to Qualifications Therefor as Provided by Law and Regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Protect Military Families from Abusive Financial Practices
Sept. 23, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Secure Honor for Heroic WWII Waterbury Veteran
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Protect Service Members from Abusive Loan Contracts
Aug. 8, 2014 Blumenthal Statement on Iraq
Aug. 5, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Investigate 'Aggressive Debt Collection Actions' Against Active Military Members
July 31, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Review of Allotment System Abuses Must Be a Priority
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 Generals, Veterans, Advocates and Sexual Assualt Survivors Continue Push for Independent Military Justice System
Nov. 19, 2013 Grassley Continues Work for Passage of Military Justice Reform for Sexual Assault Cases
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 Joins Norwich Veteran, Yale Law Clinic In Calling for Immediate Action To Extend Same Equal Rights to Veteran Couples
Aug. 15, 2013 Blumenthal Statement on DOD Military Sexual Assault Directive, New Measures to Protect Victims
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 Blumenthal Introduces Measure To Give Military Crime Victims The Same Rights As Civilian Crime Victims
May 23, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
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
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