Senator Blumenthal

Senator Blumenthal Sworn in on January 5, 2011, Richard Blumenthal is serving his first term as a United States Senator from the State of Connecticut.
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  • 14 Things You Need To Know About The Minimum Wage And Tipped Workers.

    This week, the Senate will vote on increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 — something that will benefit millions of Americans. What most people don’t know is that passing this legislation would also greatly benefit tipped minimum wage workers: those Americans working for LESS than the minimum wage, who often struggle to put food on the table for their families every day. What’s more, most tipped workers are women, so raising the wage would bring us closer to equality in the workforce. I call on my fellow Senators and Congressmen and women to think seriously about the affect their vote will have on the millions of Americans who deserve more. And here are a few things you may not know about these tipped workers, who we all interact with each day without knowing or understanding their struggle.

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    11 Reasons Why Congress Needs To Fix Student Loan Rates Now

    Shamefully, Congress failed to act before the July 1st deadline to prevent your student loan interest rates from doubling. This is an issue on which we should all agree. I call on Congress to pass legislation that will retroactively prevent this de facto tax increase on young people already struggling under mountains of debt. At a time when Americans owe more than $1.2 trillion in student loans debt, the last thing we should do is make college more expensive for students and their families. Here are 11 reasons why Congress needs to act on student loan interest rates.

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