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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 Commerce, Science, and Transportation 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 as a representative in the Connecticut House of Representatives and Attorney General of Connecticut.

Blumenthal is a proponent of immigration reform and civil rights.  He is the sponsor of Senate Resolution (S.Res.626) upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans and condemning bigotry, violence, and discrimination. He was also cosponsored legislation that would repeal President Trump’s Travel Ban and played a key role in obtaining information on the administration’s implementation of the “waiver provisions” outlined in the Travel Ban.

Most recently, Blumenthal became a lead Senate cosponsor of the Temporary Family Visitation Act (TFVA). The legislation establishes a new nonimmigrant category for alien relatives of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents seeking to enter the United States temporarily for family purposes, and for other purposes.

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