Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Democrat, Connecticut
Office 202-224-2823 | @SenBlumenthal | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

97

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Blumenthal represents a state with a child poverty rate of 14.1 percent. 6 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.5 percent are food insecure, and 2.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Blumenthal has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 10 bills and cosponsored 87 bills to help children. Sen. Blumenthal has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Blumenthal has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1106 the Rent Relief Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1119 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1129 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1165 the Responsibility for Unaccompanied Minors Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1243 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1258 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1343 the MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.136 the ELEVATE Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1395 the Age 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1524 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1600 the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1642 the Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1733 the Protecting Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act.



  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1816 the Safe Cribs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1844 the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1894 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.



  • co-sponsored S.1935 the Family Coverage Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2007 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2070 the Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2219 the A bill to clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement..

  • co-sponsored S.2256 the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2389 the FAIR Proceedings Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2449 the Federal Firearm Licensing Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2499 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2501 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2603 the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2613 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2784 the Family Friendly Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2850 the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3071 the Family Medical Leave Modernization Act.

  • co-sponsored S.320 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3212 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3424 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3470 the New Deal for New Americans Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3563 the Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.388 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3883 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the earned income tax credit available to residents of possessions of the United States..

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3934 the Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4097 the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4100 the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4172 the Child Welfare Emergency Assistance Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4252 the Worker First Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4263 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.489 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.579 the Smaller Class Sizes for Students and Educators Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.661 the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.662 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.737 the Building Blocks of STEM Act.

  • co-sponsored S.755 the Safe Housing for Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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