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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Continue Defunding USDA Inspections, Ban Horse Meat in US
Dec. 15, 2017 Blumenthal Announces Senate Passage of First Ever Federal Anti-Animal Cruelty Statute
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Elephant Trophy Decision
May 30, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John Boozman, Chairman, and the Honorable Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Plum Island
March 15, 2017 Toomey and Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Bill Banning Most Egregious Form of Animal Abuse
March 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Funding for Land and Water Conservation
Feb. 13, 2017 Letter to Acting Deputy Secretary Young - Restore Animal Cruelty, Puppy Mill Records On USDA Website
Sept. 28, 2016 Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2015
Sept. 22, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Announce Nearly $500,000 for the Maritime Aquarium to Address Climate Change
June 24, 2016 Blumenthal, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Sale of Shark Fins
June 23, 2016 Cantwell Introduces Bill to Help Halt Senseless Slaughter of Sharks Sens. Booker, Capito, McCain, and Blumenthal Join Effort to End Cruel Shark Fin Practices
June 14, 2016 Letter to David Smith, Acting Inspector General for the US Department of Commerce - Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Call for Inspector General Investigation into Unfair Quotas that Threaten Connecticut Fishing Industry
May 23, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Advocates For Changes In Fisheries Management To Level The Playing Field For New England Fishermen
May 16, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Address Human Trafficking in Seafood Supply Chain
Dec. 10, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Funding for the Connecticut River Watershed and the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning Appropriations Riders on the Endangered Species Act
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to Sandy Kennedy, RILA President, and Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO - Call for Retail Boycott of Harmful Plastic Microbeads Threatening Long Island Sound
Aug. 4, 2015 Following Tragic Killing of African Lion, Blumenthal, Booker Demand Airlines Prohibit Shipment of Animal Trophies
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal, Menendez, Booker, Cardin Announce CECIL Animal Trophies Act to Disincentivize Trophy Killings
July 29, 2015 Blumenthal Joins Senate Effort to Designate September 25, 2015 as National Lobster Day
July 22, 2015 Bipartisan Bill Targets Most Heinous Forms of Animal Abuse
March 16, 2015 Additional Statements
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Feb. 27, 2014 Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce $32 Million In Federal Funds For Fishery Disaster
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary Department of Commerce - Waive State Matching Requirment on Behalf of New Hampshire Fisheries
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - Save Tax Dollars and Keep Plum Island Facility Open
Oct. 30, 2013 Bipartisan Bill Would Empower Local Nonprofit Restoration Groups to Complete Habitat Improvement Projects, Protecting Northwest Salmon
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Aug. 26, 2013 Blumenthal Reiterates Calls For Further Strengthening Animal Fighting Laws After 367 Animals Are Rescued, 10 Suspects Arrested In Multi-State Dog Fighting Raid
May 3, 2013 Letter to Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski - Protect Long Island Sound
Feb. 1, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk - Trade and Food Safety
Dec. 5, 2012 Senators Hail Final Senate Passage Of Legislation To Make Attendance At An Animal Fight A Crime
Dec. 4, 2012 Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act
Sept. 18, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, and Minority Leader Pelosi
Sept. 13, 2012 Lieberman, Blumenthal, Courtney, Malloy Applaud Department of Commerce Disaster Declaration for Northeast Groundfish Fisheries
June 21, 2012 Blumenthal Hails Final Passage of Farm Bill, Legislation Includes Animal Fighting Amendment
June 20, 2012 Blumenthal Hails Passage of Legislation to Make Attendance at Animal Fights a Crime
June 15, 2012 Blumenthal Joins Animal Advocates, Calls for Passage of Legislation to Make Attendance at Animal Fight a Crime
Feb. 28, 2012 Blumenthal, Jones Introduce Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act
Feb. 3, 2012 New England Senators to Commerce Department: Don't Sink Historic Cod Fishing Industry
Dec. 6, 2011 Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Animal Fighting
Nov. 15, 2011 Letter to Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior - Wilderness Designation for Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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