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Congressman Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut

Profile for Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut

Congressman Richard  Blumenthal
Democrat
Next Election: 2022
Richard Blumenthal
Connecticut
202-224-2823

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Latest Announcements:

Latest Votes:

Jul 22 2021

Voted Yes On the Nomination on PN401

Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy

Jul 22 2021

Voted Yes On the Cloture Motion on HR3684

A bill to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.

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Campaign Finance Summary:

Contributions: $1,375,463
Individual $1,126,518
PAC & SuperPac $226,310
Disbursements: $637,170
Individual Refunds $29,910
Committee Refunds $2,500
Debts Owed $0
Cash on Hand $3,904,043

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Recently Sponsored Bills:

s2380 - Jul 19 2021

A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the safety of children purchasing food items from frozen dessert trucks.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
0

s2188 - Jun 23 2021

A bill to establish the Commission to Study the Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Ongoing Exclusion and Inequity for LGBTQ Servicemembers and Veterans.

Senate Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
4

s2181 - Jun 22 2021

A bill to amend the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act to authorize the Elder Justice Initiative, to require that online resources of such initiative are made available in Spanish, and for other purposes.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
0

s1975 - Jun 8 2021

A bill to protect a person's ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider's ability to provide abortion services.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
47

s1796 - May 25 2021

A bill to prohibit procurement, purchasing, and sale by the Department of Defense of certain items containing perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Senate Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
1

s1588 - May 12 2021

A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, and purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, or in a manner substantially affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or possession, of any live animal of any prohibited primate species.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Cosponsors
4

s1551 - May 11 2021

A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to finalize a rule to protect consumers from the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from keyless ignition motor vehicles, and for other purposes.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
2

s1338 - Apr 22 2021

A bill to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
21

s1268 - Apr 21 2021

A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to finalize rules to protect consumers from the risks of motor vehicle rollaways and carbon monoxide poisoning from keyless ignition motor vehicles, and for other purposes.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
1

s1086 - Apr 13 2021

A bill to provide incentives for hate crime reporting, provide grants for State-run hate crime hotlines, and establish alternative sentencing for individuals convicted under the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
1

s852 - Mar 18 2021

A bill to provide for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
0

s637 - Mar 9 2021

A bill to forestall the loss of research talent by establishing a temporary early career research fellowship program.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
6

s591 - Mar 4 2021

A bill to prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
25

s571 - Mar 3 2021

A bill to fully fund the Prevention and Public Health Fund and reaffirm the importance of prevention in the United States healthcare system.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
7

s394 - Feb 23 2021

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require reporting to the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of offers by foreign nationals to make prohibited contributions, donations, expenditures, or disbursements, and for other purposes.

Senate Rules and Administration Committee

Cosponsors
18

s315 - Feb 12 2021

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure quality care for residents of skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities, and for other purposes.

Senate Finance Committee

Cosponsors
1

s4945 - Dec 2 2020

A bill to improve end-of-life care.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
0

sconres46 - Sep 23 2020

A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of S. 2330.

Cosponsors
1

sconres46 - Sep 23 2020

A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of S. 2330.

Cosponsors
1

s4610 - Sep 17 2020

A bill to require facemasks in Federal facilities to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and for other purposes.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Cosponsors
3

sres691 - Sep 14 2020

A resolution expressing support for evidence-based programs that facilitate social and emotional learning during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
3

sres691 - Sep 14 2020

A resolution expressing support for evidence-based programs that facilitate social and emotional learning during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
3

s4443 - Aug 5 2020

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
20

s4187 - Jul 2 2020

A bill to establish the Intercity Passenger Rail Trust Fund to ensure a safe, sustainable, convenient transportation option for the people of the United States, and for other purposes.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
1

s4102 - Jun 30 2020

A bill to ensure that institutions of higher education take steps to protect their college athletes from COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
1

s4094 - Jun 29 2020

A bill to prohibit the procurement by the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency of certain items containing a perfluoroalkyl substance or polyfluoroalkyl substance.

Senate Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres626 - Jun 17 2020

A resolution upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans and condemning bigotry, violence, and discrimination.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres626 - Jun 17 2020

A resolution upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans and condemning bigotry, violence, and discrimination.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
1

s3925 - Jun 9 2020

A bill to protect the entitlement of individuals to Post-9/11 Educational Assistance who discontinue pursuit of a program of education during the national emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
1

s3902 - Jun 4 2020

A bill to amend the Insurrection Act to curtail violations against the civil liberties of the people of the United States, and for other purposes.

Senate Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
0

s3884 - Jun 3 2020

A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to support the efforts of State and local governments to provide for priority testing of certain transportation workers with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and require the owners and operators of equipment and facilities used by passenger or freight transportation employers to clean, disinfect, and sanitize that equipment and provide personal protective equipment to certain employees, and for other purposes.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
2

s3826 - May 21 2020

A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to provide additional resources, including doula support, for pregnant beneficiaries under the TRICARE program, and for other purposes.

Senate Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
1

s3809 - May 21 2020

A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on prenatal and postpartum mental health conditions among members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.

Senate Armed Services Committee

Cosponsors
1

s3760 - May 19 2020

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a percentage of student loan forgiveness for public service employment, and for other purposes.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
9

s3749 - May 14 2020

A bill to protect the privacy of health information during a national health emergency.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
1

s3743 - May 14 2020

A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other purposes.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
14

s3598 - May 4 2020

A bill to require commercial airlines to provide cash reimbursements, and to authorize the Secretary of State to waive or reimburse travel expenses, for any United States citizen who is evacuated from a foreign country and repatriated to the United States due to travel restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19 or any future pandemic or international crisis.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
7

s3400 - Mar 5 2020

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit Amtrak from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts of carriage, and for other purposes.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
12

sres507 - Feb 27 2020

A resolution supporting Minor League Baseball.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
16

sres507 - Feb 27 2020

A resolution supporting Minor League Baseball.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
16