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).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Blumenthal for more statistics.

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 (19%) Taxation (15%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Commerce (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Blumenthal missed 18 of 1,629 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: