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  • August 14, 2017 — by Dan Haar
    It was a long way between people for Sen. Chris Murphy in the eastern stretches of the state on Sunday. When he did run into someone on his walk across Connecticut, local issues — school enrollment, farm preservation and of course, property taxes — tended to come up first. But this is no ordinary summer weekend for the nation.... Read More
  • August 11, 2017 — by Sen. Chris Murphy
    The foreign policy that President Trump previewed as a candidate – lots of rhetorical bluster with no actual policy ideas behind it – has metastasized as advertised during the first six months of his administration. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Trump’s approach to the growing nuclear weapons capability of Kim Jong... Read More
  • August 10, 2017 — by Charlotte Weber
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is proposing a bill he says will help families receive more Social Security benefits when a loved one dies. The bill was prompted by a constituent from Murphy’s home town of Cheshire. Ray Squire, a Korean War veteran, called Murphy’s office when he found something strange in Social Security’s... Read More
  • August 01, 2017 — by Matt Austin
    Members of the state’s congressional delegation asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to rethink the order requiring Joel Colindres of New Fairfield to leave the country by August 17.  “Unbelievable people out there doing this for us,” Joel Colindres of New Fairfield, said. Senators Richard Blumenthal and... Read More
  • July 28, 2017 — by Russell Blair
    HARTFORD — With the dramatic failure in the Senate early Friday to pass legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut Democrats expressed hope that after this latest setback Congressional Republicans would heed their calls for a bipartisan health care fix. “People in Connecticut tell... Read More
  • July 28, 2017 — by Rob Polansky
    WASHINGTON (WFSB) - An effort to help homeowners with crumbling foundations was passed by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said they wrote the measure, which urges the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish regulations for specific minerals that go into the concrete. The... Read More
  • July 28, 2017 — by Cayla Harris
    WASHINGTON >>   U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy had been preparing for a long night of presenting amendments to the Republican “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, but it didn’t come to that. It was a surprise “no” vote from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just before 2 a.m. Friday that killed the legislation, 51-49, and forced... Read More
  • July 28, 2017 — by Max Reiss
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the state have healthcare because of the Affordable Care Act with those signups occurring through either the marketplace Access Health Connecticut, or through the expansion of Medicaid. More than 104,000 people are covered through plans purchased through the marketplace, and another 208,000 receive care through... Read More
  • July 28, 2017 — by Phil Hall
    In June, two Connecticut Democrats, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Sen. Chris Murphy, introduced the Green Bank Act in Congress with the goal of establishing a new federal funding vehicle for clean energy projects. The legislation would create a National Green Bank that finances existing and new “green banks” at the state and local... Read More
  • July 26, 2017
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released a statement on Tuesday after Senate Republicans forced a vote to take up their disastrous health care plan. He said their proposals would drive up costs, worsen care and put millions of Americans at risk of going bankrupt, all to pay... Read More
  • July 18, 2017 — by Nicholas Rondinone
    Officials admit there is no sure-fire solution to combating the deadly opioid crisis, but U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy sent a batch of comments and suggestions to a recently created presidential commission on the topic. The comments, garnered from discussions last week at a summit in Bridgeport, focus on barriers, needed... Read More
  • July 10, 2017 — by Amanda Cuda
    BRIDGEPORT — The nation’s opioid crisis is bad and getting worse — and the same can be said for Connecticut, the state’s chief medical examiner said Monday. In 2016 alone, “more people died from overdoses than died from homicides, suicides, and motor vehicle collisions combined,” said medical examiner James... Read More
  • July 07, 2017 — by Russell Blair
    A 1-year-old girl from Hebron born with a heart defect who has racked up more than $1 million in hospital bills. A Milford man who was diagnosed with cancer at age 21 and was fearful his post-college job search would be based on prospective employers' insurance plans rather than earning potential or interest. And a Litchfield man with a rare... Read More
  • July 05, 2017 — by Darren Kramer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) — As part of his fight against the Republican health care plan, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy has launched what he calls a “Share Your Health Care Story” campaign. Sen. Murphy says the idea is to illustrate the impact the Republican plan would have on Connecticut families. “Senate Republicans... Read More
  • June 27, 2017 — by Russell Blair
    Antonio Davis lives in Stamford, hundreds of miles from the nation's capital, but Sen. Chris Murphy believes the 18-month-old's heart-wrenching story played a part in Senate Republicans scrapping a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In an interview in his Senate office, Murphy said activism from his constituents back... Read More
  • June 19, 2017
    Sen. Chris Murphy spoke on the U.S. Senate floor Monday night protesting Senate Republicans' recent efforts on health care. Watch the stream live here. Murphy joined several other Democrats who are speaking out against the emerging Republican health care bill. The aim, Democrats said, was to draw attention to the... Read More
  • May 31, 2017
    A new executive order from President Donald Trump, which seeks to make good on his pledge to "buy American and hire American," could mean thousands of manufacturing jobs for Connecticut, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Trump signed the executive order Tuesday during a visit to the world headquarters of Snap-On Inc., a tool manufacturer... Read More
  • May 30, 2017
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is talking about mental health and children. Specifically, the co-author of the Mental Health Reform Act is discussing the effects that poverty and trauma have on kids. He says families living in urban poverty in cities like New Haven and Hartford are less likely to have... Read More
  • May 30, 2017
    Earlier this month Connecticut’s junior senator, Chris Murphy, addressing the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, argued that President Trump’s foreign policy proposals would take the nation in the opposition direction of where it needs to go. Whereas Trump, in keeping with his “America First” agenda, would slash... Read More
  • May 28, 2017
    As we celebrated Long Island Sound Day Friday, it is important to note some exciting bipartisan developments that will put us in a better position to protect and preserve the Sound. In Connecticut, we know what an invaluable asset Long Island Sound is — not just for its scenic beauty and beaches, but also as a wildlife habitat and a job... Read More