Richard (Dick) Blumenthal (D)

US Senator Richard Blumenthal

Richard (Dick) Blumenthal (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.2823
FAX: 202.224.9673
District: 203.330.0598
Senator
Room 706 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-0704
915 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Residence:Greenwich, CT

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on the Constitution
Co-ChairSenate Marine Corps Caucus
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
Co-ChairSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on the Constitution
Co-ChairSenate Marine Corps Caucus
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Space and Science
FC MemberSenate ALS Caucus
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSenate Defend Social Security Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Portugal
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberSenate Democratic Hispanic Task Force (HTF)
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Space and Science
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSenate ALS Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberSenate Defend Social Security Caucus
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberSenate Democratic Hispanic Task Force (HTF)
FC MemberFriends of Portugal
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
MemberSenate Special Committee on Aging
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Seapower
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
FC MemberSenate NIH Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
MemberSenate Special Committee on Aging
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Seapower
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
FC MemberSenate NIH Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Armed Services
MemberSenate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberSenate Ukraine Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security
MemberSenate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberSenate Ukraine Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security
MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease

Bio

Originally sworn in on January 5, 2011, Richard Blumenthal is serving his second term as a United States Senator from the State of Connecticut. Senator Blumenthal served an unprecedented five terms as Connecticut's Attorney General, fighting for people against large and powerful special interests. His aggressive law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, and personal privacy has helped reshape the role of state attorneys general nationwide, and resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for Connecticut taxpayers and consumers each year. A key player in the national fight against Big Tobacco, he helped bring an end to deceptive marketing aimed at children - a victory significantly lowering youth smoking rates, and compelling a multi-billion dollar settlement for Connecticut taxpayers. He also helped lead a coalition of all 50 states that culminated in historic agreements with social networking sites to better protect children from Internet predators. As Attorney General, he advocated for reforms in the health insurance industry to assure critical health care coverage and lower pharmaceutical drug prices. He has worked relentlessly to eradicate corruption in state government and make state contracting accountable, fair, honest, and transparent. His vigorous investigation and legal action against insurance industry abuses has successfully forced financial restitution and reform, compelled greater disclosure by insurers and brokers to consumers, and recovered millions of dollars for the state, municipalities, and individuals. He has successfully fought unfair utility rate charges, air pollution causing acid rain, general environmental wrongdoing, as well as a wide array of consumer scams and frauds. Senator Blumenthal has personally argued several major cases in court, including his successful effort to uphold the Connecticut sex offender registry in the Supreme Court. He has fought and sued the federal government for failing to follow or enforce environmental laws and energy statutes, as well as imposing multimillion dollar unfunded mandates on local taxpayers under the No Child Left Behind Act. From 1977 to 1981, Senator Blumenthal served as a U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, prosecuting drug trafficking, organized and white collar crime, civil rights violations, consumer fraud, and environmental pollution. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, and the Connecticut State Senate from 1987 to 1990. As a volunteer attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Senator Blumenthal saved the life of an innocent, wrongly convicted death row inmate who came within hours of execution. Prior to his position as U.S. Attorney, Senator Blumenthal also served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff, aide to former U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan when Moynihan was Assistant to the President of the United States, and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Senator Blumenthal graduated from Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. From 1970 to 1976 he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Senator Blumenthal lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cynthia, and their four children.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Cynthia   DOB: 2/13/1946