Senator Richard Blumenthal

DETAILS: Senator Richard Blumenthal
(1946 - ) Connecticut
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Airland
  • Subcommittee on SeaPower
  • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
  • Subcommittee on Security
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
  • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • CT Senate
    (2011- present)
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FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans "share the desire to end gun violence in this country, and in many ways, “universal background checks” sound like a reasonable, commonsense step to make us safer. But in reality, the Democrat proposals do nothing to decrease gun violence. Not only are their proposals duplicative, but they could very well be used to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." https://www.gop.gov/member-issue/preventing-mass-shootings/ See More»

FOR Democrats

"Democrats believe that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. We believe we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. We believe we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others. And we believe we should treat gun violence as the deadly public health crisis it is." https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/the-issues/preventing-gun-violence/ See More»

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 3 weeks ago
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AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans "share the desire to end gun violence in this country, and in many ways, “universal background checks” sound like a reasonable, commonsense step to make us safer. But in reality, the Democrat proposals do nothing to decrease gun violence. Not only are their proposals duplicative, but they could very well be used to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." https://www.gop.gov/member-issue/preventing-mass-shootings/ See More»

FOR Democrats

"Democrats believe that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. We believe we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. We believe we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others. And we believe we should treat gun violence as the deadly public health crisis it is." https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/the-issues/preventing-gun-violence/ See More»

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 3 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    • $17k
    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
    • $16k
    • General Electric Company (including subsidiaries)
    • $16k
    • ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC.
    • $15k
    • Deloitte LLP
    • $15k
    • Charter Communications, Inc.
    • $15k
    • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
    • $15k
    • Oracle Corporation
    • $13.5k
    • National Association of Broadcasters
    • $13k
    • Laborers' International Union of North America
    • $12.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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