Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Senator from Connecticut, Democrat

Blumenthal, a Democrat, has been the senior senator from Connecticut since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Blumenthal has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blumenthal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Richard Blumenthal sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blumenthal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (23%) Health (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Taxation (15%) Commerce (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Blumenthal’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Jun 2016, Blumenthal missed 18 of 1,594 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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