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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Demand Action on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency
Sept. 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Demands Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency
Aug. 28, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Increase in Fatal Opioid Overdoses in Connecticut
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations
July 19, 2017 Letter to Richard Baum, Acting Director Office of National Drug Control Policy - Deliver a Strategy to Battle Opioid Addiction
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor - Recommendations on Opioid Epidemic
July 14, 2017 Manchin, Markey, Blumenthal Call for Mandatory Education for Opioid Prescribers
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
June 30, 2017 Letter to Dr. Keith Hill, Director of Congressional Budget Office - Better Care Reconciliation Act Score on Addressing Substance Use Disorder
June 22, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Republicans' Cruel & Costly Healthcare Plan
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy
May 5, 2017 Letter to Richard Baum, Acting Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy - Combatting Opioid Addiction
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research
April 21, 2017 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Help Fight Opiod Epidemic
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis
March 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Work with United Nations to Take Action on Illicit Fentanyl
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission - European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Jan. 25, 2017 Grassley on Bipartisan Legislation to Help Fight Dangerous Synthetic Drugs
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General and the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, DEA - Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President of the Intl. Narcotics Control Board - Call on UN to Take Action to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl
Sept. 6, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, and Courtney Announce $700,000 in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke
Aug. 29, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Rite Aid Decision to Offer Naloxone Without Prescription in Connecticut
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Account for Any Alternatives to the EpiPen Amid Product Cost Increase
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
July 6, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes Obama Administration Actions to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse
June 24, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on new Haven Opioid Overdoses
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
April 20, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 15, 2016 Blumenthal Releases Comprehensive Report Calling for Immediate Specific Steps to Reduce Opioid Deaths and Addiction
March 30, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds FDA Approval of New Label for Medication Abortion
March 29, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President Obama's New Actions to Combat Opiod Epidemic
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
March 15, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on CDC's New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
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