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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
April 10, 2018 As Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Testifies to Congress, Senators Markey and Blumenthal Introduce Privacy Bill of Rights
April 3, 2018 Letter to Zhou Yahui, Interim CEO of Grindr - How Do You Protect Users' Sensitive Information?
April 3, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Alex M. Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Maintain LGBTQ Questions on Data Collection Surveys
March 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Defeat House GOP-Led Effort to Curtail Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities
Feb. 27, 2018 Portman, Blumenthal, McCain, McCaskill, Cornyn, Heitkamp Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Help End Online Sex Trafficking
Feb. 26, 2018 Portman, Blumenthal Welcome House Action to Help Stop Online Sex Trafficking
Feb. 2, 2018 Letter to Janet Yellen, Chair of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Promote Greater Economic Role for Women
Jan. 18, 2018 Blumenthal Opposes Reauthorization of Surveillance Bill
Jan. 11, 2018 Blumenthal, Cruz, Frankel, & Deutch Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Bring Transparency to Temporary Worker Visa Programs & Combat Human Trafficking
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Answers on Disciplinary Protections for Minority Students
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Thune, Chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Hon. Bill Nelson, Ranking Member - FCC Oversight Hearing
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission - Reject Trump Attacks on First Amendment
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 17, 2017 Letter to Jefferson B. Sessions III, Attorney General - Expand Charlottesville Investigation to Include White Supremacist Domestic Terrorist Groups
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA
Aug. 12, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on the White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
June 16, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal Helping to Lead Legislation to Restore Honor to Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation
June 9, 2017 Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To End Discrimination Against Potential LGBT Adoptive and Foster Parents Based on Their Sexual Orientation; Open More Loving Homes To Children Being Left Behind
May 22, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jefferson B. Sessions III, Attorney General of the United States - Protection of Free Press
May 8, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation
April 27, 2017 Blumenthal, Udall Introduce "MY DATA" Bill to Defend Online Privacy
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
April 26, 2017 Following Widespread Anti-LGBTQ Push under President Trump, Murphy, Blumenthal, Join Efforts to End Dangerous, Fradulent "Conversion Therapy"
April 14, 2017 Blumenthal Announces "MY DATA" Bill to Restore Online Privacy
April 4, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy Join Murray, DeLauro in Reintroducing Paycheck Fairness Act
April 3, 2017 Letter to the President - Call For Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence
March 15, 2017 Blumenthal and Beyer Introduce "NO HATE" Act
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
Jan. 12, 2017 Blumenthal Takes to Senate Floor to Oppose Sessions Nomination to Be Attorney General
Jan. 12, 2017 Blumenthal Announces Opposition to Nomination of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Sponsored Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Dec. 8, 2016 Senators' Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
Oct. 14, 2016 Blumenthal Joins Group of 18 Senators in Sending Amicus Brief in Support of Miami's Predatory Lending Cases Against Wells Fargo and Bank of America
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 23, 2016 Senate Passes Shaheen-Blumenthal-Leahy Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, the Hon. Bob Duff, Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Brendan Sharkey, Connecticut State Speaker of the House - Thanks for LGBT Stance
April 20, 2016 Frankel, Blumenthal, Schweikert, Deutch, Himes Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 17, 2015 Puerto Rico
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Human Trafficking in the Fishing Industry
Aug. 5, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey Continue Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking, Child Labor with Supply Chain Transparency Bill
June 2, 2015 USA Freedom Act of 2015
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