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  • January 27, 2017
    Donald Trump’s long-awaited Muslim ban became a reality today. No, you might say, it’s not actually the proposal he outlined during the campaign. True, the ban doesn’t cover every Muslim globally, just a set of Muslims from countries Trump perceives, rather arbitrarily, to be dangerous. But today’s announcement is anchored... Read More
  • January 26, 2017
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is joining several of his Democratic colleagues in publicly announcing his intention to vote against Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. "Guns in classrooms? Elementary schools run for profit? No thanks,” Murphy tweeted. "I will vote NO on Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.” A member of... Read More
  • January 24, 2017
    One of the features on the White House website that didn’t vanish when President Trump took the oath of office on Friday is the “We the People” page, which allows ordinary Americans to petition their government to address an issue of importance to them. The Obama White House, which created the feature, responded to... Read More
  • January 24, 2017
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Con. -- Connecticut Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal joined Senate Democrats on Tuesday in unveiling a major $1 trillion transportation infrastructure investment plan to rebuild America’s roads, rails, bridges, and other critical infrastructure projects over the 10 ten years. The plan would create 15 million... Read More
  • January 23, 2017
    WATERBURY – Sitting on a meeting table at Platt Brothers and Co., Monday was a small, dense metal bar that was a sample of a product that performs a big job. David W. Miecskowski, president and COO of the company, explained to U.S. Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., that the zinc and steel bar, called Plattline, is installed along... Read More
  • January 23, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– Making sure things are made in Connecticut is the goal of Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) who plans to tour the state touting some “Made in America” laws. He’s pushing President Donald Trump to put his executive power where his mouth is and offered different executive actions he... Read More
  • January 18, 2017
    With Donald Trump's inauguration less than 48 hours away, much of the world's attention is focused squarely on Washington. Hosting her prime time CNN program from America's capital city, on Wednesday evening Erin Burnett welcomed Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, for an interview, and the topic of conversation moved to Betsy... Read More
  • January 18, 2017
    Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut about hearings for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, and Tom Price, Trump's pick to lead Health and Human Services. Transcript --  STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, joins us now. He's among those who questioned President-elect... Read More
  • January 17, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited Griswold on Jan. 9 to discuss the impact of a new $1 billion federal funding bill for mental health and addiction on eastern Connecticut. A packed house of local town officials, law enforcement, community leaders, and medical professionals gathered to discuss the region's response to the spike in opioid... Read More
  • January 14, 2017
    HARTFORD (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are holding a rally to save the Affordable Care Act. Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are scheduled to join Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Joe Courtney and Elizabeth Esty on Sunday on the steps of the Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford. The rally is... Read More
  • January 12, 2017
    Connecticut's two Democratic senators voted against efforts to repeal the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act Wednesday night. Legislation approved in the Senate that would begin the process of an appeal to take away health care coverage for millions of citizens was condemned by U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal (both... Read More
  • January 12, 2017
    Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a member of the committee, challenged Tillerson over his relationship with Russia. During the hearing, the former Exxon Mobil CEO was asked about his company’s lobbying activities against... Read More
  • January 10, 2017
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy used the example of a Guilford resident Monday evening when he and other Democrats held the Senate floor in Washington to protest the plan by President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-held House of Representatives and Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Murphy, who used the same filibuster action last year,... Read More
  • January 09, 2017
    “I’m going to fight like hell and will do everything in my power to stand up for you and your families,” U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy told a room full of young people in Fair Haven who fear an incoming president may kick them out of the country. “You are American and you are a part of the fabric of this country.” Murphy made... Read More
  • January 09, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is challenging Connecticut students to interpret what Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream means to them. “Dr. King taught us that full equality doesn’t come without a fight,” Murphy said in a prepared statement. “I launched the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge this year... Read More
  • January 09, 2017 — by Rebecca Bainer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH)- Senator Chris Murphy announcing success in getting millions of dollars in federal benefits back to Connecticut residents. The democratic U.S. Senator released a Casework Recap today, from the accomplishments during the 114th Congress. The announcement shows Murphy’s office recovered $4.9 million for about 4,000 people... Read More
  • January 05, 2017
    The presidential election has come and gone but U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., hasn't given up on his fight to get Donald Trump to relase his tax returns. Murphy and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., reintroduced the Presidential Tax Transparency Act this week, which would require sitting presidents and presidential... Read More
  • January 02, 2017 — by Senator Chris Murphy
    WASHINGTON — The carnage of the Syrian government’s assault on Aleppo, enabled by Russia and Iran, was unbearable to watch. Just as unbearable was the realization that the United States could not save the Syrian people from this horror. That’s hard to admit, and harder for those in the middle of this humanitarian nightmare to... Read More
  • December 31, 2016
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal (both D-Conn.) are praising the sanctions authorized by President Barack Obama in response to Russia's attempts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election. "All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions," Obama said in a statement.... Read More
  • December 29, 2016
    Connecticut's U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is sounding the alarm about the future of healthcare under the new Republican congress and the Trump administration. "Right now it looks as if in early January, Republicans are going to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and replace it with absolutely nothing," he told a Wednesday press conference. "For the... Read More