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  • February 07, 2019
    WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called on President Donald Trump and congressional leaders to adjust the $10,000 cap on state and local taxes — SALT — after Trump said in an interview that he was “open to talking about” revisions to the 2017 GOP tax law. "The number one concern I've heard over... Read More
  • February 07, 2019
    (WTNH) - A Connecticut senator is looking to create a code of conduct for the nation's top court. Senator Chris Murphy wants to hold U.S. Supreme Court justices ethically accountable. On Thursday, he introduced the Supreme Court Ethics Act. It would require the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics. Supreme Court justices are exempt from the... Read More
  • February 07, 2019
    Connecticut’s U.S. senators have been joined by Massachusetts’ U.S. senators in their efforts to combat the crisis that has led to hundreds, and potentially thousands of homes crumbling to the ground. U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal have proposed separate bills, but have signed on to each as a co-sponsor, aimed at... Read More
  • February 06, 2019
    (WTNH) - Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy wants drug companies to explain why the price of insulin continues to skyrocket. Murphy and other members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee have sent a letter to executives at Eli Lilly, Novo Norodisk and Sanofi seeking information about the rising costs for patients. The... Read More
  • February 04, 2019
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s administration recently announced a Buy American executive order in support of American manufacturers. The order directs federal agencies to use products manufactured in the United States to satisfy federal contracts. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy released a statement saying that he urged Trump’s... Read More
  • February 01, 2019
    After a lengthy round of will-they/won’t-they invite President Donald Trump to read his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress next week, it turns out they will. And per tradition, Connecticut’s congressional delegation is sending a message with their invited guests. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has invited Regina Moller,... Read More
  • February 01, 2019
    U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have asked Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to ensure nonprofits affected by the 35-day shutdown receive the federal grant money they earned. In a Thursday letter to Carson, the senators highlighted Noank Community Support Services, a Groton nonprofit that helps... Read More
  • January 29, 2019 — by Chris Murphy and Ben Rhodes
    Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ben Rhodes served as deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration. You can’t blame strongmen around the world for being a bit confused this week. After two years of showering praise on the likes of North Korea’s Kim Jong... Read More
  • January 23, 2019
    NEW BRITAIN, CT —The federal government shutdown is impacting people besides federal workers going without paychecks. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy sought to draw attention Tuesday to struggling domestic violence shelters, like the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain. The Prudence Crandall Center is one of... Read More
  • January 23, 2019
    WASHINGTON (WFSB) - Connecticut's U.S. senators have joined other top lawmakers to introduce a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal joined Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to propose raising the wage to $15 per hour by 2024 They introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 on... Read More
  • January 22, 2019
    NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) - Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are working hard to make ends meet during the partial government shutdown. They are among the 800,000 federal workers, who have either been furloughed or who are now working without pay. The shutdown began back on December 22nd. On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy visited a pop-up pantry... Read More
  • January 22, 2019
    New London — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy was quick to denounce a bill, likely to be brought up for a vote in the Senate in the coming days, to reopen the government, but said he is optimistic that the Senate will pass a bill this week to fund the Coast Guard. There's a debate, however, whether the bill would apply only to active-duty Coast Guard... Read More
  • January 22, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN — U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both D-Connecticut, joined a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, Jan. 17, recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. The designation is meant to raise awareness of the power of mentors to help young people... Read More
  • January 21, 2019
    WASHINGTON – In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut were selected as winners of his third annual ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge.’ This year, Murphy received over 1,000 essays... Read More
  • January 10, 2019
    (WTNH) - Senator Chris Murphy shared some letters and e-mails he has received from people in Connecticut affected by the government shutdown. On the Senator's Facebook, Murphy read the messages on Facebook Live, including one from Courtney of Northford who comes from a Coast Guard family. "Because of the shutdown, she is unable to pay for gas to... Read More
  • January 09, 2019
    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition... Read More
  • January 08, 2019
    MERIDEN — Hearing concerns from local practitioners, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said supporters of the Affordable Care Act will need to fight to save the Obama administration policy. Murphy, D-Connecticut, talking with area professionals at Rushford Center this week, said Democratic lawmakers will need to push back against any Republican efforts... Read More
  • January 07, 2019
    HARTFORD, CT —Even though Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators have tried and failed in the past to pass legislation to strengthen federal background checks on gun owners they are giving it another shot this year and believe 2019 may finally be the year. U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, surrounded by gun control advocates such... Read More
  • January 07, 2019
    Connecticut’s Democratic U.S. senators plan to re-introduce a universal background check bill this week that was first proposed six years ago as a response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Back then — to the dismay of family members of Sandy Hook victims who watched the vote from the Senate gallery — the background... Read More
  • January 07, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN — The state’s junior U.S. senator spent an hour Monday hearing from people working to develop innovative programs to end youth and young adult homelessness in Connecticut. Last month, Connecticut received $6.5 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for a new program... Read More

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