U.S. Senate (D-CT)
Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut. He currently serves on the Senate Armed Services, Judiciary, Aging, and Health, Education, Labor, and Pension 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 legislation with Senators Hatch, Flake, and Klobuchar to bring long-overdue reforms to the nation’s immigration laws for high-skilled workers. Blumenthal is also supportive of efforts to repeal the discriminatory dual nationality provisions contained in the Visa Waiver Program reforms passed into law in December of 2015.
A supporter of the Iran nuclear negotiations, Blumenthal’s backing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) helped secure the necessary votes to block the disapproval resolution from passing in the Senate and saving President Obama from having to veto the legislation.
Marital Status: Married (Cynthia)
Prev. Occupation: CT Attorney General
Prev. Political Experience: CT House of Reps.
Education: BA Harvard University, JD Yale Law School
Birth Date: Feb. 13, 1946
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York