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Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal

U.S. Senate (D-CT)

Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut. He currently serves on the Senate Armed Services, Judiciary, Veterans Affairs, and Special Aging Committees.

Blumenthal was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University graduating magna cum laude and later earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. He worked in the public sector after his enlistment as a representative in the Connecticut House of Representatives and Attorney General of Connecticut.

Blumenthal is a proponent of comprehensive immigration reform. In 2015, he introduced bipartisan legislation with Senators Hatch, Flake, and Klobuchar to bring long-overdue reforms to the nation’s immigration laws for high-skilled workers. Blumenthal is a cosponsor of legislation that would repeal President Trump’s Travel Ban Executive Order.  He played a key role in obtaining information on the administration’s implementation of the “waiver provisions” outlined in the Travel Ban. 

Blumenthal cosponsored a bipartisan amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that would  prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used for military operations against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress.

Background Information

Residence: Greenwich

Term: 2nd

Previous Occupation: CT Attorney General

Previous Political Experience: CT House of Reps.

Education: BA Harvard University, JD Yale Law School