Senator Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
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4/18/16 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations 4/12/16 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors 4/07/16 Senators Introduce SAFE Lending Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Practices in Payday Lending 3/25/16 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State - Call for a Transparent International Investigation on Berta Caceres' Death 3/22/16 Letter to Cochran, Mikulski, Murray and Blunt - Call for Funding for Labor Dept. to Survey Contingent Workforce & Employee Training 3/22/16 Letter to Secretary Perez - Support Labor Dept. Audit of Federal Cafeteria Contractor 3/18/16 Letter to Murkowski and Udall - Push for Funds to Repair Crumbling Critical Water Infrastructure 3/17/16 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs 3/17/16 Letter to Cochran, Blunt, Mikulski, and Murray - Call for New Resources to Combat Sexual Assaults on College Campuses 3/17/16 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research 3/16/16 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program 3/15/16 Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, Blumenthal & Murphy Urge Senate Appropriations Committee To Boost Federal Funding to Protect Long Island Sound 3/10/16 As Opioid Epidemic Sweeps Nation, Blumenthal Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 3/09/16 Letter to President Barack Obama - Protect Students From Deceptive Loans 3/09/16 Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community 3/08/16 Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law 3/07/16 Shrinking Airline Seats a Threat to Passenger Health and Safety; Blumenthal to Seek Action to Require Minimum Standard 3/04/16 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak 3/04/16 Letter to Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary - Sanction Companies Doing Business with Iranian Airline 3/04/16 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Call on USTR to Ensure Canada Provides A Level Playing Field for US Exporters 3/03/16 Letter to John King, Acting Secretary of Education - Help for Military Borrowers Who Were Overcharged on Student Loann 3/03/16 Blumenthal Calls on VA to Extend Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure to More Veterans Who Served in Korean DMZ 3/03/16 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud DOT Action to Ban E-Cigarette Use on Airplanes 3/02/16 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel 3/02/16 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel 3/01/16 Blumenthal: Anti-Consumer GMO Legislation Approved by Agriculture Committee is Insult to American People 2/29/16 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers 2/25/16 In Wake of VW Scandal, Rush, Pallone, Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Fine Automakers for Violating Emissions Rules 2/23/16 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Republicans Refusing to Hold Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee 2/22/16 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Chairman, and Patty Murray, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Ranking Member - Consider Bipartisan Bill to Combat Tick-Borne Diseases 2/22/16 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids 2/18/16 Blumenthal Statement on FCC Vote on Pay-TV Video Boxes 2/16/16 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision 2/16/16 Blumenthal Statement on Grassley Opening Door to Judiciary Committee Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee 2/13/16 Blumenthal Statement on Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 2/12/16 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus 2/11/16 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Department of Education - Deny Federal Funding to Colleges That Use Forced Arbitration Clauses 2/11/16 Blumenthal Statement on Vote in Favor of Customs Enforcement Bill 2/10/16 Letter to Joseph A. Smith, Special Master of Education - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University 2/10/16 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - Restore Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility to Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Other Active Duty Designees 2/10/16 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University 2/10/16 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on VW Recall of 850,000 Vehicles with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags 2/08/16 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange 2/08/16 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange 2/05/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus 2/05/16 Letter to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Calls for DOJ Investigation into Allegations of Eversource H-1B Visa Abuse 2/02/16 Letter to Speaker Ryan, Majority Leaders McCarthy and McConnell, and Majority Whip Cornyn - End to Taxpayer-Funded Partisan Planned Parenthood Investigations 2/02/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Recall Every Vehicle with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags, Use Every Tool Available to Accelerate Repairs 2/02/16 Blumenthal Applauds President's $1.1 Billion Initiative to Address Opioid Abuse, Heroin Epidemic 2/02/16 Letter to Richard Harshman, President and CEO of Allegheny Technologies - Lockout of Steelworkers, Come to Table so Workers Can Return to Work

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