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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 19, 2017 Blumenthal Calls for Transparency, Accountability Regarding US Soldier Deaths in Niger
Oct. 17, 2017 Blumenthal Vows to Protect Investments in Connecticut Jobs and Industry on Defense Bill Conference Committee
Oct. 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services - Funding to Enhance Submarine Design and Production
Sept. 18, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act
Sept. 18, 2017 Blumenthal-Portman Ukraine Security Assistance Amendment Passes Senate as Part of FY 2018 NDAA
Sept. 14, 2017 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
July 5, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on North Korean Missile Test
June 28, 2017 Blumenthal Secures Critical Funding for Connecticut in Comprehensive Defense Authorization Bill
June 22, 2017 Blumenthal Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral SHIPS Act
June 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman and the Honorable Richard Durbin, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense - Columbia Class Program Funding
May 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Expedite Hiring At National Defense Labs, Test Ranges
May 9, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Heather Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force
May 3, 2017 Murphy, Boozman, Courtney, Blumenthal Reintroduce Bipartisan Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act to Support National Coast Guard Museum
May 1, 2017 Blumenthal Announces $5 Million for National Coast Guard Museum in Negotiated Spending Plan
April 26, 2017 Letter to Minister Lieberman, Israel Minister of Defense - Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Replacement of Aging UH-1N Helicopters
April 5, 2017 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Milestone C Decision for Production of Ch-53K Helicopter
April 4, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Complete THAAD Deployment to South Korea, Press China to End Retaliation
March 22, 2017 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of US Department of Defense - Discrimination of Female Service Members
Feb. 15, 2017 Shaheen, Blumenthal Statements on Suspension of Flynn's Security Clearance
Nov. 18, 2016 After Efforts by Blumenthal, Murphy, & DeLauro, Defense Department Seeks to End Reliance on Russian-Made Helicopters for Afghan Forces
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Claw Back National Guard Bonuses
Nov. 7, 2016 Letter to Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan - Regarding Reports that Mylan May Have Overcharged the Department of Defense Exorbitant Rates for EpiPen Purchases
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses
Oct. 25, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud $5.4 Million Federal Investment in SUBASE New London
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites
Oct. 9, 2016 Blumenthal and Murphy Applaud Union Approval of Agreement with Sikorsky
Sept. 26, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $7.4 Million for Barkhamsted Manufacturer
Sept. 21, 2016 Larson, CT Delegation Applaud Lockheed's Decision to Bring CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter Assembly to Connecticut
Aug. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Keep Marine One Work in Connecticut
July 26, 2016 Letter to John McCain, Mac Thornberry, Jack Reed and Adam Smith; Respectively, Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services - Kirk-Gillibrand Urge Full Funding for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense - End Reliance on Russian-Made Helicopters for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces
July 14, 2016 Blumenthal Vows to Protect Investments in Connecticut Jobs & Industry on Defense Bill Conference Committee
July 14, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017--Motion to Proceed--
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 8, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney, Delauro Announce $1.5 Billion Contract For Pratt & Whitney To Make 10th Batch Of F-35 Engines
July 6, 2016 Letter to Congressional Conferees of the NDAA - Menendez Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling for Robust Black Hawk Funding
July 1, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney, Delauro Announce More Than $1 Billion Air Force Contract For Pratt & Whitney
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the US Department of Defense - Urging Department of Defense to Swiftly Replace UH-1N Helicopters
June 15, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 14, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Senate Approval of Critical Defense Authorization
May 25, 2016 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment to Strengthen Cybersecurity
May 13, 2016 Blumenthal Announces Significant Victories for Connecticut in Defense Legislation
March 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Hon. Richard Durbin, Ranking Member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Hon. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense; Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; the Hon. Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense - Request for Additional Black Hawks in President's Budget
March 21, 2016 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman and Richard Durbin, Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations - In Support of Funding Israeli Missile Defense Programs
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act
Dec. 8, 2015 Delauro, Blumenthal, and Murphy Statement on the Military Awarding an Additional $354 Million to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Acknowledge Inadequate Research Following NPR'S Publication of Mustard Gas Exposure Database
Oct. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Obama Decision to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
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