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  • April 10, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC (WTNH)  –  Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is leading the call for new funding to upgrade the nation’s rail lines including the Northeast Corridor. Murphy and other Senators sent two letters to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development... Read More
  • April 10, 2017
    Growing and keeping manufacturing jobs is a top priority in Connecticut. As part of his strong support of Connecticut’s workers, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has a weekly series called “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer,” in which one of Connecticut’s manufacturers is recognized for its outstanding contributions to... Read More
  • April 10, 2017
    Sen. Chris Murphy proposed his own foreign policy strategy Monday that stands in stark contrast to President Donald Trump's foreign affairs budget. While Trump's proposed budget calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, and cuts United States Agency for International Development and Department of State funding by almost a... Read More
  • April 07, 2017
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D- Conn.) lambasted President Donald Trump's decision to execute missile strikes on Syrian targets overnight, calling the action "ill-thought out," and warned the attacks were "dragging us further into a civil war in which we cannot tip the scales." United States forces fired 59 Tomahawk Missiles at sites held by... Read More
  • April 07, 2017
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want the Trump administration to outline a broader strategy in Syria following the president's decision to authorize U.S. missile strikes Thursday night in response to the apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad. "I think it was appropriate but I would like to say, despite all the enthusiasm we... Read More
  • April 04, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) – US Senators from Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy, joined US Senator Bernie Sanders to introduced legislation to make public colleges and universities free for working families in order to reduce student debt. The bill would make four year colleges and... Read More
  • April 04, 2017
    NEW HAVEN, CT — Recent investigations show that the Department of Defense has issued thousands of other-than-honorable (OTH) discharges to veterans, including hundreds in Connecticut, with mental health and behavioral health diagnoses. U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and seven other senators introduced legislation to change... Read More
  • April 03, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate the federal government compliance with laws and regulations that require U.S. agencies to give priority to buying American-made goods over products made in other countries. Murphy, who is the ranking member of U.S. Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch... Read More
  • April 03, 2017
    NEW HAVEN >> U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., simplified the issue. “The veterans that need the greatest level of care are getting the least. The veterans who need the most care are getting none,” Murphy said in a press conference at City Hall on the Honor Our Commitment Act he just introduced in Congress. Murphy, former veterans... Read More
  • April 03, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and 22 other U.S. Senators are calling on President Trump not to eliminate $73 million federal Sea Grant funding for university research into coastal environmental and climate issues. Connecticut stands to lose $1.16 million in funding for the University of Connecticut’s Sea Grant... Read More
  • March 27, 2017
    Attention is on President Trump’s failed health care plan and possible ties to Russia. But U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says the Trump administration is quietly sending hundreds of new troops to Syria. Murphy took issue with the troop increase in an op-ed for the Huffington Post and the Hartford Courant. Troops are going behind... Read More
  • March 23, 2017
    Members of Connecticut’s and New York’s congressional delegations are joining forces in an effort to protect Long Island Sound environmental funding from $65 million a year in proposed Trump Administration budget cuts. “This legislation is essential to future restoration efforts, especially in light of the Trump... Read More
  • March 22, 2017
     President Donald Trump’s budget calls for cutting manufacturing training money that has helped provide hard-to-find skilled workers for Electric Boat and its suppliers, even as the president wants to ramp up building submarines. “This is exactly the wrong direction we should be going,” said Rep. Joe Courtney,... Read More
  • March 17, 2017
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) of Farmington is this month’s “Murphy’s Innovator of the Month.” JAX is a nonprofit biomedical research institution dedicated to discovering the precise genomic causes of and cures for devastating human diseases. Headquartered in Maine,... Read More
  • March 16, 2017
    U.S. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has vowed to fight against several of the cuts listed in President Donald Trump’s outline for his Fiscal Year 2018 budget. “President Trump’s budget is an utter disaster for Connecticut,” said Murphy. “The good news is... Read More
  • March 16, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Thursday called on President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans to “abandon the trainwreck of their health care bill” and instead work with Democrats to fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act. “Let’s work together to keep what’s working in the Affordable Care Act and fix... Read More
  • March 16, 2017
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is speaking out against the Republican health care bill Thursday. Murphy went through a power point presentation to lay out the facts about “Trumpcare.” The president and many Republicans are arguing that the GOP healthcare plan will be better than “Obamacare.” But Murphy says it would mean... Read More
  • March 16, 2017
    With money tight and the opioid epidemic continuing, Connecticut's two U.S. senators are proposing a new way to create as much as $1 billion for addiction treatment. Under the proposal announced early this month, a fee of 1 cent per milligram of active opioid would be added to prescriptions. The money, Senators Chris Murphy and Richard... Read More
  • March 15, 2017
    Chris Murphy sensed well before most people that the 2016 election would largely revolve around U.S. foreign policy. Not foreign policy in the narrow, traditional sense—as in, which candidate had the better plan to deal with Russia or defeat ISIS. Rather, foreign policy in its most primal sense—as in, how America should interact with... Read More
  • March 13, 2017
    As soon as the Congressional Budget Office released its long-awaited report Monday afternoon on the impact of the GOP’s American Health Care Act, Connecticut Democrats joined party colleagues in saying the analysis proved the health plan should be scrapped. The CBO estimated the American Health Care Act would result in 24 million... Read More

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