Thank you for visiting the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member page. As Ranking Member of the Committee and a longtime advocate for our men and women in uniform, I believe that our nation has a sacred duty to keep faith with our veterans. All those who serve in America’s armed forces should return home to the best level of care and services in the world. Congress has a pressing obligation to fix the problems plaguing the agency that delivers these services, and my belief in the urgency of this task was one of the foremost reasons I sought to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate.
Over the years, I have spoken with veterans nationwide and visited Connecticut VA facilities. Hearing from veterans, and from those with ties and loyalty to the veterans’ community, has been a crucial source of information and inspiration as I seek to better the way our country cares for those who served. I pledge to work tirelessly to continue this effort on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Thank you for your interest in our website and in learning more about our work in Washington to protect the rights of those who serve our country. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any additional information or assistance and I look forward to serving you as United States Senator and Ranking Member of this Committee.
About Ranking Member Blumenthal
Richard Blumenthal is serving his first term as a United States Senator from the State of Connecticut after an unprecedented five terms as Connecticut’s Attorney General, fighting for people against large and powerful special interests.
Prior to his position as U.S. Attorney, Senator Blumenthal served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, and the Connecticut State Senate from 1987 to 1990. Senator Blumenthal graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. From 1970 to 1976 he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
In the Senate, Senator Blumenthal has been a tenacious advocate for better health care for our veterans, economic growth and job protection, transportation safety and consumer protections. Blumenthal serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also sits on the Senate Committee on Armed Services; the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Senate Committee on the Judiciary; and the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Senator Blumenthal lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Cynthia, and their four children.