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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
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June 8, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, and Himes Applaud Federal Grant for Hartford's Promise Zone to Bring Affordable, Locally-Grown Food into City Grocery Stores
May 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson, Himes, Esty Applaud Funding to Address Poverty and Improve Health in Hartford, New Britain, and Stamford
March 28, 2016 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Comission - Expand Broadband Access
March 17, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chair, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies - Choice Neighborhoods Program
March 14, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Larson, Himes Applaud Over $1.2 Million to Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents in Connecticut
Nov. 5, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to John Kline, Chairman of House Education and the Workforce Committee, Lamar Alexander, Chairman of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of House Education and the Workforce Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Urging Conferees to Support Gifted and Talented Students
Oct. 29, 2015 Blumenthal Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of Homeless Veterans Protection Act
Oct. 26, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds $72 Million in LIHEAP Funding
Oct. 21, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Eliminate Harmful Sequester Spending Cuts, Finalize Bipartisan Budget Deal
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release LIHEAP Funds
Oct. 7, 2015 DeLauro, Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Announce $14 Million Federal Grant To The Workforce To Train Low-Income Individuals For Careers In Healthcare
June 5, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Supporting the National Housing Trust Fund and the HOME Investments Partnerships Program
March 26, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education - Pell Grant Funding
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 10, 2014 Connecticut Wins Competitive Federal Grant to Expand High-Quality Preschool
Dec. 4, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Announce Federal Grant to Help Rebuild Low-Income Housing in Litchfield County
Oct. 15, 2014 CT Congressional Delegation, Governor Malloy Applaud Ready to Work Grants For Workforce Alliance, Capital Workforce Partners
Oct. 15, 2014 Connecticut Delegation Announces $77 Million in Home Heating Relief
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
June 4, 2014 Letter to Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama; Sean Parnell, Governor of Alaska; Rick Scott, Governor of Florida; Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho; Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana; Paul LePage, Governor of Maine; Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi; Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska; Pat McCroy, Governor of North Carolina; Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma; Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina; Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota; Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee; Rick Perry, Governor of Texas; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin; and Matt Mead, Governor of Wyoming
May 14, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Loans
April 29, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - WIC Benefits
Feb. 24, 2014 Gov. Malloy Moves to Safeguard Food Benefits for 50,000 Low-Income Families
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 6, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Failure Of Unemployment Insurance Bill To Clear Procedural Threshold
Feb. 4, 2014 Blumenthal Statement After Voting Against Farm Bill
Feb. 3, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014
Jan. 31, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On White House Initiative To Help Long-Term Unemployed
Jan. 31, 2014 CT Delegation Announces $9.8 Million In Home Heating Relief
Jan. 8, 2014 Military Retirement Restoration Act
Jan. 7, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act -- Motion To Proceed
Jan. 7, 2014 After Unemployment Insurance Extension Bill Clears Major Senate Hurdle, Blumenthal Calls On Congress To Protect Millions Of Long-Term Unemployed
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 4, 2013 CT Congressional Delegation Applauds $75 Million In Home Heating Assistance For State
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program
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