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

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
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
June 28, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Delauro, Esty Announce $4 Million to Support Workforce Training in Connecticut
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, 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
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
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Oct. 7, 2015 DeLauro, Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Announce $14 Million Federal Grant To The Workforce To Train Low-Income Individuals For Careers In Healthcare
Oct. 6, 2015 Following Failure to Prosecute Individuals Complicit in GM Ignition-Switch Cover-Up, Blumenthal, Casey Re-Introduce Hide No Harm Act
Sept. 29, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Applaud $6 Million From U.S. DOL To Fund Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative
Aug. 21, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on DC Circuit Court Ruling on Wage Rules for Home Care Workers
Aug. 6, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Employers from Requiring Credit Report Disclosure
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
July 8, 2015 Connecticut's Aerospace and Shipbuilding Industry Receives Federal Designation to Accelerate Resurgence of Manufacturing Oppurtunites
May 22, 2015 Blumenthal, Schumer Push Feds to Immediately Begin NY & CT Nail Salon Inspections; Ask OSHA to Consider Emergency Update to Toxic Exposure Limits to Ensure Health of Workers; OSHA is Agency With Resources & Experience to Best Protect Nail Salon Workers, But Must Step Up Its Game
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
May 5, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Conference Report -- Continued
April 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee - Fair Wages for Senate Workers
April 9, 2015 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Displacement of U.S. Workers by H-1B Visa Holders
March 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Protect Worker Rights
March 12, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy Statement Regarding Possibility of Sikorsky Sale
Feb. 7, 2015 Blumenthal Issues Statement Following Revelation That Keystone Has Paid Only Small Fraction of Fine Imposed For Deadly Kleen Energy Explosion
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - End to Overtime Rule to Protect Workers
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