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Blumenthal Applauds Nomination of Connecticut DMHAS Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to Lead the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) issued the following statement on Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, who has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Administrator:

“This is a supremely stellar selection by the Biden Administration. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon has expertly led Connecticut through numerous mental health and substance abuse challenges, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have seen first-hand her combination of deep compassion, clear-eyed conviction, and consistent courage—with countless different people whose lives she has touched. Her energy and superb skills, so well-known across Connecticut, will be deeply missed in our state, but will only make our country stronger as she spearheads these efforts for all Americans.”