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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
July 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Delay in Potential Employment Information Disclosures for Career Training Programs
July 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Call For Removal of Education Department Civil Rights Officer
June 30, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans' Education Benefits
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 25, 2017 Whitehouse, Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Help Students Burdened by Debt
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Support of the Federal Pell Grant Program
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 17, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Introduce Student Loan Refinancing Legislation with Vast Democratic Support in Senate and House
May 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, the Hon. John Koskinen, Commissioner of Internal Revenue - Clarify Rules That Would Allow More Lenders to Refinance Student Loans
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education - Support Access to Dual Enrollment for Low and Middle Income Students
April 7, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
April 6, 2017 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Renew Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
April 4, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy Join Sanders in Backing College for All
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - National Sea Grant College Program
March 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Protect Students and Taxpayers from Failing Colleges
March 23, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro Announce Over $260,000 in USDA Funding to Provide Scientific Research Opportunities at Southern Connecticut State University
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elisabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Call on U.S. Department of Education to Explain Delay of Gainful Employment Rule
Jan. 19, 2017 Larson, Blumenthal and Murphy Announce Federal Jobs Grant for the Promise Zone's Youth
Dec. 10, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package
Dec. 10, 2016 Blumenthal Leads Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package
Dec. 6, 2016 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Veterans Reform Package
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ted Mitchell, Secretary of Department of Education - Regarding the Department of Education
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the Dept. of Energy - Protect Students and Taxpayers Should For-Profit Accreditor Lose Federal Recognition
Nov. 30, 2016 DACA
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal & Murphy: Gainful Employment Rule Has Never Been More Necessary
Oct. 28, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes Final Rule to Expand Debt Relief for Students Defrauded & Deceived by Predatory For-Profit Schools
Sept. 26, 2016 Larson, CT Congressional Delegation Applaud $4.25 Million in Federal Grants to Give At-Risk Youth a Second Chance at Education, Career Training
Sept. 22, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Department of Education Action to Protect Students from Negligent For-Profit College Accreditor
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Secretary, Department of Education - Regarding the Closure of ITT Tech and Associated Student Debt Relief Measures
Sept. 6, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on ITT Tech Discontinuation of Academic Operations
Aug. 26, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Department of Education Actions to Increase Oversight of ITT Tech
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education
July 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - Reform Student Loan Servicing to Better Protect Borrowers
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Menendez, Booker, Senate Dems Call on VA to Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Ed
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers
June 16, 2016 Letter to Susan Phillips, Chair of the NACIQI and Jennifer Hong, Executive Director of the NACIQI - Blumenthal, Durbin, Brown, Warren & Murray: For-Profit College Accreditor Should Lose Recognition
June 13, 2016 Senate Dems Hail Dept. of Education Rule for Debt Relief as Victory for Student Rights in Higher Education
May 26, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Move to Strip Defense Bill of Provision That Would Allow Predatory and Exploitative For-Profit Colleges Unfettered Access to Recruit on Military Bases
April 26, 2016 To Combat Campus Sexual Assault, Republican Leaders And Sexual Assault Survivors Join Senators Gillibrand And McCaskill To Renew Push For Senate To Pass Campus Accountability and Safety Act
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
April 13, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
March 10, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Students Debt Relief from Schools Engaged in Deceptive and Predatory Practices
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