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  • July 18, 2016 — by Chloe Morales
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Z-Medica® of Wallingford is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Connecticut resident and Apollo Space Program Engineer Frank Hursey co-founded Z-Medica in Wallingford with Bart Gullong in 2002 after discovering a new hemostatic agent to stem blood flow. Today,... Read More
  • July 14, 2016 — by Lee Howard
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday he intends to file legislation in the coming months to help stop group-home abuse of people with developmental disabilities nationwide. Murphy's statement followed a new investigation released Thursday by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Office of the Inspector General about abuse in Massachusetts... Read More
  • July 13, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week named Davis-Standard of Pawcatuck as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer,” intended to highlight the importance of Connecticut's manufacturing sector. Founded in 1848, Davis-Standard is the largest extrusion machinery manufacturer in North America and serves hundreds of companies in the packaging,... Read More
  • July 12, 2016 — by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
    With two-thirds of Connecticut's black and Hispanic children attending segregated schools – one of the highest rates in the country – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy hopes Congress will step up to offer funds to entice school districts to diversify. "If you look at a state like mine, you see unconscionable levels of racial and economic... Read More
  • July 09, 2016
    As Connecticut and the nation continue to be ravaged by the growing opioid and heroin addiction epidemic, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy applauded the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday after they announced new steps to combat the epidemic. Specifically, HHS issued a final rule to increase the... Read More
  • July 08, 2016
    Wherever one stands on the issue of gun violence in America, there’s no disagreement that improved mental health care is a key component in any formula that’s to succeed. A gun in the hands of an unstable person is, as we have seen repeatedly, a disastrous combination.On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2646, the... Read More
  • July 08, 2016 — by Wes Duplantier
    NEW HAVEN >> As news of the murders of five police officers in Dallas spread overnight and into Friday, the New Haven Police Department announced it would change the way officers patrol in the Elm City, while state officials and police expressed sorrow at the officers’ deaths and Gov. Dannel Malloy directed U.S. and Connecticut flags to... Read More
  • July 07, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy released the following statement on Wednesday opposing legislation that prohibits states from mandating labels on foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and exempts many foods from being labeled as genetically modified: “This bill is not a good deal for consumers in Connecticut,” said Murphy.... Read More
  • July 06, 2016 — by Abigail Tracy
    With the debate over gun control once again dominating headlines in the wake of another horrific mass shooting, Connecticut senator Chris Murphy has emerged as a powerful new figure in Democratic politics. Elected just weeks after the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Murphy took office amid a major legislative effort to pass a background-check bill... Read More
  • July 06, 2016
    WATERBURY — The Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board is set to receive a $4 million federal grant to support workforce training throughout Connecticut. Members of the state’s Congressional delegation made the announcement late last week. The support, provided by the Department of Labor, will go toward the agency’s... Read More
  • July 06, 2016 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – As the U.S. House of Representatives passed an overhaul of federal mental health policy on Wednesday, Sen. Chris Murphy pressed for a Senate vote on a similar bipartisan bill he has sponsored with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. "The House took an important step today to expand treatment and prevention programs for the... Read More
  • July 05, 2016 — by Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD — As at least two Connecticut companies get closer to developing a vaccine for the dreaded Zika virus, Connecticut’s U.S. senators warned that attempts by congressional Republicans to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood threaten legislation that would invest $1.1 billion to combat the mosquito-borne illness. Manon M.J.... Read More
  • July 05, 2016 — by Rob Polansky and Sujata Jain
    NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut's two senators served meals to needy students as part of a push to make a food program available to children across the country all year round. It's a mission New Haven Public Schools continues to fulfill and lawmakers hope to extend it elsewhere. "Cutting the red tape, increasing the funding, raising... Read More
  • June 27, 2016 — by Christopher Fortier
    BRISTOL — City manufacturer Bauer Inc. was the focus last week of U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s weekly manufacturing spotlight, “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded in 1916 by Connecticut resident Frank Bauer, Bauer Inc. develops and manufactures test and support equipment, such as engine test stands, fuel component test... Read More
  • June 27, 2016 — by Rob Polansky
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Following news that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas' regulation of abortion clinics on Monday, Connecticut leaders issued their responses. The justices voted 5 to 3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were only an attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions, according to The... Read More
  • June 25, 2016 — by Brian Zahn
    State and federal officials have openly acknowledged a growing opioid epidemic in the state for months, but an estimated 20 New Haven overdoses linked to an unknown drug serves as a reminder that the problem is immediate and deadly. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, said hundreds of people are dying of overdoses in the state and it’s... Read More
  • June 24, 2016 — by Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD — Back from a history-making attempt to force Republican majorities to act on gun safety, Connecticut’s congressional delegation said Friday they believe change is finally on the way. After last week’s near-record filibuster by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and an unprecedented Democratic sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of... Read More
  • June 24, 2016 — by Andrew Larson
    WATERBURY - After a rash of thefts from cars parked at the Waterbury Train Station, police have increased patrols and made an arrest, but the city isn't getting the cooperation it needs from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, U.S. Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., said during a news conference Friday. The city has asked the MTA, which owns... Read More
  • June 23, 2016 — by Celeste Katz
    Shocking incidents of gun-related violence have horrified people on both sides of the pond in recent days. In the United States, a man killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida. And in the U.K., Britons reeled after the shooting and stabbing murder of Parliament member Jo Cox ahead of the contentious... Read More
  • June 20, 2016 — by Janet Reitman
    Last Tuesday night, three days after 49 people were brutally gunned down at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Sen. Chris Murphy reached a breaking point. The Connecticut Democrat, who was elected to the Senate just a month before the Sandy Hook shooting, is one of Congress' most vocal anti-gun-violence crusaders — though, like those of all... Read More