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  • November 14, 2018
    WTNH - Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy want funding to protect places of worship to remain the same. Funding is currently at $60 million for FEMA's non-profit security grant program. It's expected to be at $35 million next fiscal year. The NSGP program helps nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack make... Read More
  • November 08, 2018
    WTNH - Tonight, local politicians and activists are also reacting to the Thousand Oaks, California mass shooting. They say something has to be done. "When congress does effectively nothing shooting after shooting after shooting, it looks as if we are endorsing these terrible, deranged individuals who are carrying out these shootings", says Senator... Read More
  • October 22, 2018 — by Tom Connor
    The Parkland kids — the student activists and survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last February that took the lives of 17 students and staff members — had been on the road all summer, championing legislation to prevent gun violence and registering young voters. Now, on a... Read More
  • October 19, 2018
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy joined Connecticut's community colleges, their foundations and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) on Oct. 17 to announce the establishment of the Precision Metalforming Association Scholarship for Tunxis (TCC), Middlesex (MxCC) and Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) students who are studying precision... Read More
  • October 04, 2018 — by NIKKI WENTLING
    WASHINGTON – A senator who championed legislation earlier this year to increase access to mental and behavioral health care for veterans with other-than-honorable discharges is worried the word isn’t getting out to the thousands of veterans now eligible for care they were previously denied. The Honor Our Commitment Act, approved as part... Read More
  • September 28, 2018
    Wheeler received a five-year federal grant in the amount of $2.5 million to serve families in Hartford, whose infants and children age birth to 12 have experienced trauma, and are at risk for, show early signs of, or have been diagnosed with a mental illness or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). This grant is only one of 10 awarded... Read More
  • September 21, 2018 — by Eliot Schiaparelli
    Connecticut is receiving over 20 million dollars in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The state plans to buy 10,000 doses of Narcan. The drug, also known as Naloxone, is used in emergency situations to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said he keeps the drug in his car in case he... Read More
  • September 07, 2018 — by Phil Hall
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., cited persistent race-based socioeconomic disparities as the root of his newly introduced Strength in Diversity Act, legislation that would allocate $120 million in grants to create voluntary community-driven strategies and strengthen existing endeavors designed to increase diversity in schools. The legislation... Read More
  • August 24, 2018 — by John Burgeson
    BRIDGEPORT — U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal on Friday announced that the state will be receiving a $10 million grant to better coordinate the treatment that substance abusers receive, an often overlooked aspect of the recovery process those in the field say. The grant will promote integration and coordination between primary... Read More
  • August 07, 2018 — by ANA RADELAT
    Washington – Connecticut’s senators, joined by one from New York, are demanding Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explain why her agency has shut down visitor access to Plum Island, a spit of land in the Long Island Sound that for years has been shrouded in mystery. Plum Island has been off limits to the general public... Read More
  • July 26, 2018
    The Connecticut congressional delegation is pushing for various amendments aimed at providing financial assistance to homeowners with crumbling foundations, determining the overall financial impact, and creating a map to determine where to find pyrrhotite, the mineral causing foundations to fail. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, who is... Read More
  • July 20, 2018
    Connecticut's senators want a long-term solution to a housing dilemma that involves people who fled from last year's hurricane in Puerto Rico. A federal court recently ordered an extension for the government's Transitional Shelter Assistance program to Aug. 7. It was to end on July 24 after previously being extended from July 3. However, Sens.... Read More
  • June 22, 2018
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, said in a news release Friday that the committee on Thursday approved $5 million he requested for the National Coast Guard Museum planned in downtown New London. The money, which ultimately must be approved by the full Congress, can be... Read More
  • June 21, 2018 — by Ruth Bruno
    For Weruche Uzoka George, a Nigerian immigrant, Thursday marked five years since she had been granted citizenship in the United States. She chose to celebrate the day alongside Sen. Chris Murphy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont at a rally in Hartford to advocate for immigrant children to be... Read More
  • June 19, 2018 — by Christine Stuart
    HARTFORD, CT — Jonathan Miller, a cystic fibrosis patient who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Act, can’t believe he continues to have to defend it. “I’m tired of defending myself. I’m tired of having to justify my life, my existence,” Miller said. He said the law has literally saved his life in ways that... Read More
  • June 15, 2018
    IVORYTON, Conn. (WTNH) - An effort to protect Connecticut's rivers and shorelines from climate change will be discussed on Friday afternoon. United States Senator Chris Murphy will discuss new legislation that would create a new grant program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help states and towns... Read More
  • June 12, 2018
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is advocating for better health insurance options for shellfish farmers and the aquaculture industry.  Murphy sent a letter to the U.S. Agriculture Committee Chairman, calling for access to more insurance options. The letter is also signed by Senators Kirsten Gillebrand from New York, Ben... Read More
  • June 06, 2018 — by Denise Coffey
    It was standing room only at the Veterans' Coffeehouse in Danielson, on May 29. Sen. Chris Murphy came to give updates on the status of three issues of particular concern to veterans. He talked about the VA Choice Program aimed at giving veterans access to community providers, rather than VA providers. He spoke about what Washington... Read More
  • June 05, 2018 — by Karla Santos
    NEWINGTON - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy was joined by students from New Britain High School in a recent visit to a manufacturing company to host a town hall meeting and learn about career opportunities. Murphy, D-Conn., toured Richards Machine Tool Co. Inc. along with the owners, employees, and students from New Britain High School who are interested... Read More
  • June 05, 2018
    (WTNH) - Getting an answer to a yes or no question can be a challenge, just ask Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy. During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Murphy had to ask Education Secretary Betsy DeVos the same question six times. "...The question is yes or no. Can a principal call ICE on a student? Is that... Read More