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).

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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)

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 (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Health (18%) Taxation (14%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Commerce (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Blumenthal’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay On the Nomination PN849: Robert McKinnon Califf, of South Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 24, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Oct 7, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 18, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Blumenthal missed 18 of 1,641 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 1.8% 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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