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  • November 22, 2016 — by Nora Naughton
    STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin discussed some of the city’s biggest transportation infrastructure projects this week with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. “You got $1 billion? We could use it,” Martin told the senator, referring to the city’s thinly-stretched capital budget and the growing list of aging... Read More
  • October 27, 2016 — by Mary O'Leary
    NEW HAVEN >> New Haven residents would not take issue with any of the recommendations from U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s latest report on what needs to be done to upgrade road and rail infrastructure for their city. Murphy in 2015 launched an online “Fed Up” survey that asked commuters around the state about their traffic... Read More
  • October 25, 2016 — by Darren Kramer
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WTNH) – Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is backing a bill that would give 70 million seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities a one-time extra Social Security payment of $581. It’s called the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act. The move comes after Social Security announced a cost-of-living... Read More
  • October 24, 2016 — by Christine Stuart
    HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said insurance companies are circumventing the 1996 mental health parity law by erecting “bureaucratic hurdles” for patients who want to access the coverage that’s in their insurance plan. Some of those hurdles include requiring a patient to fail first on certain drugs or requiring prior... Read More
  • October 19, 2016 — by Lee Howard
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, in a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, decried Wednesday the apparent illegal importation by an American company of Chinese-made boots for the U.S. military. The Connecticut Democrat said in the letter that, if the allegations in an indictment unsealed last month are true, Tennessee-based Wellco... Read More
  • October 06, 2016 — by Jack Kramer
    Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal told a receptive audience at the Yale School of Management on Wednesday that the timing has never been better for Congress to pass national Green Bank legislation. The Green Bank Act is a bill introduced by Murphy and co-sponsored by Blumenthal to create a national green bank modeled... Read More
  • September 13, 2016 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – Freshmen senators, especially those belonging to the party out of power in the chamber, generally keep a low profile in deference to their elders. But Sen. Chris Murphy has clearly broken with tradition. Since assuming office in 2013, Murphy has been anything but a backbencher. His campaign for gun control, born of the Newtown... Read More
  • September 08, 2016 — by Steven Nelson
    Four senators announced Thursday they will force a vote on a proposed $1.15 billion sale of U.S.-made tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia, citing the authoritarian kingdom’s poor human rights record. The announcement came a day before the House of Representatives votes on a bill that unanimously passed the Senate that would... Read More
  • September 07, 2016 — by Chris Marquette
    DARIEN — As the summer sun sets on each day of his six-day, 126.5-mile walking excursion through Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s legs are throbbing in pain and in “true revolt” — nothing that can’t be fixed by an extra strength Tylenol. But through the perpetual motion of his gray Nikes pounding the... Read More
  • September 03, 2016 — by Dan Haar
    Sen. Chris Murphy never promised anyone, at least publicly, that he’d finish the walk across Connecticut that he launched at 1:40 on Monday afternoon at Voluntown town hall near the Rhode Island state line. “We’ll see how far I can get by Saturday,” was all he would say about distance. The idea was to experience the people... Read More
  • September 02, 2016 — by Ray Hardman
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy has been walking across Connecticut this week to hear from constituents about their issues and concerns, and what they expect from their representatives in Washington. Murphy said people are surprised to see him walking through town unannounced wearing shorts, t-shirt, and a Red Sox cap, but he said it's led to the most... Read More
  • September 01, 2016 — by Sandra Diamond Fox
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Curbing gun violence, earning a living wage and making college affordable were some of the topics addressed by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy when he arrived Thursday evening at the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church in Bridgeport. Murphy arrived in Bridgeport after traveling nearly 100 miles on foot to greet about 60 people for a town... Read More
  • August 30, 2016 — by Jenn Bernstein
    VOLUNTOWN--In eastern Connecticut, Sen. Chris Murphy is walking. "I'm trying to do something different,” Murphy said. He's traveling across Connecticut on foot, meeting people and getting feedback from folks in the state he represents. "You get a feel for a place and a town and a space by walking it in a way, that you don't just driving point... Read More
  • August 30, 2016
    Perhaps the 15-hour filibuster back in June gave him some ideas about feats of endurance. Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, who stood at a podium on the U.S. Senate floor into the wee hours of the morning in an effort to force a vote on gun legislation, set off on a long walk Monday, beginning in Voluntown on the Rhode Island border. The... Read More
  • August 29, 2016 — by Tom Renner
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is taking a long stroll across Connecticut, and could be in Fairfield County by the end of the week. Murphy, a first-term Democrat, started his walk Monday in Voluntown and plans to head west. "I'm excited to hear from people across the state, stop into local businesses and get some great... Read More
  • August 29, 2016 — by Ryan Blessing
    NORWICH — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy wrapped up his first day of a week-long walking trek across Connecticut with a "pop-up" town hall-style meeting Monday night at the Greeneville fire station. Murphy, D-Conn., began the walk earlier in the day in Voluntown, and walked 11 miles through Griswold and Preston before arriving at the station at about 7... Read More
  • August 24, 2016 — by Alec Wolff
    DANBURY — A national education law passed by Congress last year gave states more authority over school policy, but as a new school year begins district leaders are adamant that more change is needed. Nearly 20 educators from the Danbury school district met Wednesday afternoon with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn, to discuss the law that... Read More
  • August 19, 2016 — by Hannah Dickison
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) - With hurricane season approaching, experts are predicting 2016 will be the worst since 2012. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy battered Connecticut's coast. Bill Hutley, of West Haven, isn't used to worrying about these kinds of storms. "We have thought about it, but haven't done anything to prepare for it. Being from NY this... Read More
  • August 18, 2016 — by Samantha Miller
    LEBANON, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy will visit Lebanon Thursday to celebrate a grant that will help new Connecticut farmers launch their businesses. Murphy will meet with Sweet Acre Farm owners to celebrate the newly awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant of $597,598 to the University of Connecticut. The funds will... Read More
  • August 18, 2016 — by Russell Blair
    Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Thursday he's in favor of a Democratic-led piece of legislation that would effectively force Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to release his tax returns. "The American people deserve to know if the president of the United States is making decisions in order to advance the best interests of the citizens... Read More