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  • October 31, 2017
    Democratic Sen. Christopher Murphy has the most frightening possible assessment of the Trump administration’s standoff with North Korea: The prospect of war is very real, and Congress needs to move quickly to prevent President Trump from leading the US into a conflict that could kill hundreds of thousands of people. Murphy has been warning... Read More
  • October 31, 2017
    Sen. Chris Murphy introduced a bill this afternoon that would bar President Trump from launching a first strike on North Korea, except in situations of imminent threat or authorization from Congress. The co-sponsors include Sens. Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren and Cory Booker, along with Brian Schatz, Tammy Duckworth, Jeff Merkley, and Tom Udall. Why... Read More
  • October 31, 2017
    Connecticut’s U.S. senators, both Democrats, have called on Republicans in Congress to support a $45 billion bill that they say takes “real action” to combat the opioid crisis confronting the nation. “This measure means real action, not more empty Trump rhetoric in the fight against substance use disorder — a $45... Read More
  • October 29, 2017
    If a strong majority of American citizens support a reform that potentially could save untold numbers of lives, then wouldn’t it be logical for Congress to act? This Congress, however, defies logic. The bill that 90 percent of Americans want would close a gaping loophole in background checks for gun purchases. Anyone wanting to buy a gun from... Read More
  • October 27, 2017
    Late Thursday, President Donald Trump signed into law a $36.5 billion hurricane relief bill that has touched off concerns that U.S. commitments to Puerto Rico will require significantly more funding. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are among lawmakers, mostly Democrats, who say the money in the relief bill – which also gives... Read More
  • October 26, 2017
    Among political observers, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is widely considered a potential presidential aspirant – articulate, forthright and media-savvy. Notably, his lengthy filibuster denouncing gun violence after the mass shooting in Orlando garnered national attention. But what most distinguishes him among Democrats, perhaps, is his... Read More
  • October 25, 2017
    Sen. Chris Murphy is introducing legislation Wednesday to expand background checks for firearm purchases, calling it “a best case scenario for the anti-gun violence movement.” The bill is broader than a measure the Senate defeated in 2013 and has no hope of passing now, but the Connecticut Democrat said it can be used as a platform for... Read More
  • October 25, 2017
    You cannot legally buy a gun online or at a gun show without passing a criminal background check in Connecticut, and you shouldn’t be able to do so anywhere else in the country, Sen. Chris Murphy says. The Connecticut Democrat introduced a bill Wednesday that would make all private gun sales subject to the FBI’s National Instant... Read More
  • October 23, 2017
    Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is traveling to Ukraine and Estonia to host meetings on the war in Ukraine, Russian aggression and other issues.Murphy’s staff says his meetings in Ukraine will focus on the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine and the U.S.’s continued military and economic assistance.In Estonia, his meetings will focus on... Read More
  • October 16, 2017
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited Wind Hardware in Newtown on Friday. The Democratic junior senator toured the facility and talked with employees about "making sure we have fair trade policies," according to a Tweet at @ChrisMurphyCT. Murphy had worked with Newtown-based engineering company Wind Hardware to combat trade fraud... Read More
  • October 14, 2017
    Connecticut's’s congressional delegation on Friday urged Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to resolve their contract dispute, which has dragged on nearly two weeks. Hartford HealthCare and Anthem failed to reach agreement on a three-year contract by the Sept. 30 deadline. As a result, tens of thousands of... Read More
  • October 13, 2017
    Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy who is a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released a statement on Friday after President Trump announced he wants to end cost sharing payments for health insurance. Murphy says it will drive up costs for healthcare. He released a statement on the... Read More
  • October 11, 2017
    On Monday evening, Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, sent out an alarming series of tweets. “It's time to take Trump seriously as he keeps hinting, over and over, that he wants to go to war with North Korea,” Murphy tweeted. He went on to argue that the media’s... Read More
  • October 11, 2017
    In the escalating war of words between Sen. Bob Corker and President Donald Trump, Chris Murphy is siding with the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which he also serves on. Corker, in a New York Times interview, said Trump’s threats toward other countries, like North Korea, could set the... Read More
  • October 08, 2017
    In the hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, when a man alone in a hotel suite sprayed gunfire on 22,000 concertgoers 32 floors below, leaving 58 dead and injuring almost 500, Senator Chris Murphy rose once again to demand lawmakers do more to prevent these tragedies. It’s a grim exercise that... Read More
  • October 06, 2017
    Linda McMahon made her first trip to Connecticut as head of the Small Business Administration Friday, including a bipartisan visit to a kitchen cabinet manufacturer with the two men who defeated her in consecutive contests for the U.S. Senate. McMahon toured Express Kitchens’ newly renovated headquarters on Weston Street... Read More
  • October 04, 2017
    Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Richard Blumenthal, both D-Conn., are urging congressional negotiators to keep intact increased funding for submarine production and design. The House and Senate both have passed versions of an annual defense policy bill that sets funding limits for the Pentagon. Those versions will now have to be merged, with any... Read More
  • October 04, 2017
    Connecticut’s congressional delegation came up with a few hard-fought wins Wednesday when a Senate committee reauthorized the stalled Children’s Health Insurance Program and Republican House leaders backed away from revoking deductions for state and local taxes. “The jury is still out, but I’m cautiously optimistic this... Read More
  • October 02, 2017
    Democratic lawmakers called for swift congressional action in response to the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 59 dead — the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history — with Sen. Chris Murphy saying it is “time for Congress to get off its ass and do something” on gun control. Murphy, who led a filibuster on the... Read More
  • September 29, 2017
    Connecticut senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are demanding an increased federal response to deal with the crisis in Puerto Rico. They said not enough is happening to help the island reeling from Hurricane Maria and the damage it left behind. They are calling this a crisis they have failed to address. “Texas and Florida got 3 times... Read More