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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 15, 2017 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Breastfeeding Protections at Work
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. William Emanuel, Member of the National Labor Relations Board - Warren Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling on NLRB Member to Disclose All Potential Conflicts of Interest
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Feinstein, Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Senate Committee on Health, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Request for Information, Overtime Protections for Working Families
Sept. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor - Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety
Sept. 20, 2017 Blumenthal Applauds U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Decision to Begin Rulemaking to Ban Toxic Flame Retardant Organohalogen in Consumer Products
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Senators Call on Sessions to Answer for Anti-affirmative Action Program and to Prevent Discrimination Against Career DOJ Attorneys
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
June 2, 2017 Letter to Ms. Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO of Mondelez International - Pressing Mondelez International to Stop Shifting Production from the U.S. to Mexico
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Demand Protections for American Workers before DHS Issues More Temporary Work Visas
May 15, 2017 Takano, Murray, Courtney, Scott, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Protect Workers
May 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Expedite Hiring At National Defense Labs, Test Ranges
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap
April 4, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy Join Murray, DeLauro in Reintroducing Paycheck Fairness Act
March 30, 2017 Cicilline, Gillibrand Introduce Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Dec. 16, 2016 Senators Call for Investigation After Trump Transition Waves Off Reported Attempts to Discriminate Against Federal Employees
Dec. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Carolyn N. Lerner - Investigate Trump Transition Officials for Attempting to Discriminate Against Federal Employees
Nov. 18, 2016 Blumenthal, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation Incentivizing Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal & Murphy: Gainful Employment Rule Has Never Been More Necessary
Nov. 1, 2016 Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Murray, Durbin Announce Legislation to Strengthen Servicemember Employment and Reemployment Protections
Oct. 31, 2016 Blumenthal Announces Bill to Strengthen Servicemember Employment and Reemployment Protections
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
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. 24, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $5.1 Million to Provide Job Training and Employment Services in Connecticut
Sept. 30, 2016 Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Prevent Flight Attendant Fatigue
Sept. 27, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty Announce $70,000 to the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development and Job Creation
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
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Esty Announce $4 Million to Support Workforce Training in Connecticut
June 28, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Delauro, Esty Announce $4 Million to Support Workforce Training in Connecticut
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections
June 14, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Himes Applaud Over $3.4 Million To Improve Access To Child Care And Job Training
June 9, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
June 3, 2016 Murphy, Courtney, Blumenthal Highlighted 'Manufacturing Pipeline' During Roundtable Discussion at Grasso Tech and Joined Ribbon Cutting for New Welding Shop
May 20, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds $1.2 Million In Federal EPA Grants For Brownfields Clean-Up
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
March 31, 2016 Letter to Sunil Gulati, President of the U.S. Soccer Federation - Call for Pay Equity Between Men's and Women's National Teams
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Feb. 11, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Vote in Favor of Customs Enforcement Bill
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Calls for DOJ Investigation into Allegations of Eversource H-1B Visa Abuse
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Richard Harshman, President and CEO of Allegheny Technologies - Lockout of Steelworkers, Come to Table so Workers Can Return to Work
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Richard Harshman, President and CEO of Allegheny Technologies - Lockout of Steelworkers, Come to Table so Workers Can Return to Work
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Support for Servicemembers Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
Dec. 10, 2015 New England Senators Call for Federal Funding to Support Conte Refuge and Connecticut River Watershed
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act
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