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  • June 13, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are calling for Congress to impose more stringent gun-control laws in the aftermath of Sunday’s attack in Orlando. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, along with Rep. Elizabeth Esty, called on their colleagues in Washington to impose a ban... Read More
  • June 12, 2016 — by Maxwell Tani
    Following a horrific shooting at a gay club that left 50 dead in Orlando on Sunday, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy slammed Congress for failing to pass significant gun-control legislation. On Sunday, the Democratic senator said that his peers in Congress were "complicit" in the deaths of victims in mass shootings. "This phenomenon of near constant... Read More
  • June 09, 2016 — by Ann Lopez
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says the U.S. is going backwards when it comes to diversity in schools. “There are more and more schools that are racially and economically isolated today, and the worst of it is in Connecticut. We’re the most affluent state in the nation, and we have one of the most racially and economically segregated... Read More
  • June 07, 2016 — by Anna Bisaro
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn, a longtime champion for families of missing persons, is calling for an immediate vote on his proposed “Billy’s Law” after a report by the Government Accountability Office found that law enforcement could more efficiently investigate missing persons cases if resources were shared. “This is the... Read More
  • June 03, 2016 — by Ashley Kus
    PLAINVILLE — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep.Elizabeth Esty talked about efforts to deal with the growing crisis of opioid addiction Wednesday morning at the Plainville Senior Center. “Thank you to all of you this morning for coming here and being part of what has become a tradition for me, which is to host small community... Read More
  • June 01, 2016 — by Liz Skalka
    STAMFORD — The opioid overdoses that have shaken many communities will continue to increase unless more federal funds are earmarked for addiction treatment, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, met in Stamford Tuesday with community leaders from across the region to drum up support for... Read More
  • June 01, 2016 — by Meredith Guinness
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau and state legislators took U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on a tour of the Fairfield Metro train station Tuesday, in hopes that Murphy will back more federal funding for the site and the development they envision for the surrounding area. Standing on a glassed-in walkway high... Read More
  • May 31, 2016 — by Linda Conner Lambeck
    BRIDGEPORT — Sa-Mahj Bell, 11, and his friends were so excited to see the Trumbull Garden community center open, they dropped their bikes and ran inside. They assumed it was for them, when they saw the parking lot filled with cars. Instead, they came upon U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, among others, who were there for a forum... Read More
  • May 31, 2016 — by Robert Storace
    NEW BRITAIN — A founder of the bipartisan U.S. Senate Caucus on Poland, U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., was presented the prestigious Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland on May 20. Murphy, whose grandparents lived in the Broad Street area, was given the award during a ceremony at Polish Ambassador... Read More
  • May 28, 2016 — by Chris Murphy
    In 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense bought bronze towel bars for U.S. Army barracks in Alaska from a Chinese company because it claimed the product wasn’t made by any U.S. manufacturer. Yet a simple Google search would have found Colonial Bronze, Inc., a Torrington-based company. For years, Ansonia Specialty Metals was the sole U.S.... Read More
  • May 26, 2016 — by Russell Blair
    The U.S. Coast Guard Band will be staying at the military branch's New London service academy if a provision put forward by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is enacted. Murphy said plans to move the 55-member band to Washington, D.C., where the other service academy bands are based out of, would be scrapped under a provision he included in the U.S.... Read More
  • May 26, 2016
    WASHINGTON (WTNH) — US Senators Chris Murphy and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana are hosting a mental health summit in Washington, D.C. Thursday. Mental health experts, providers, and advocates were all on hand, including members of the group Sandy Hook Promise. The discussion will focus on the state of mental health care nationwide. “In... Read More
  • May 26, 2016 — by Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON — As co-author of major legislation to infuse life into the nation’s resource-starved mental health care system, Sen. Chris Murphy believes there’s an overlap between mental illness and the uptick of mass shootings, including Sandy Hook. But he’s dead-set against any suggestion that putting mental health care on... Read More
  • May 24, 2016 — by Julia Bergman
    The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to vote Thursday on an appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security that includes $5 million in funding for the National Coast Guard Museum and a provision prohibiting the relocation of the Coast Guard Band from New London. A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday approved the $48.07 billion... Read More
  • May 23, 2016
    Q&A talks with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy on steps he's taking in Congress to strengthen Connecticut manufacturing. Q: Since being elected, you've embarked on a series of "Monday Manufacturer" tours. What are they and what's the impetus behind them? A: I launched my 'Monday Manufacturer' series a year and a half ago to highlight the impressive... Read More
  • May 22, 2016 — by Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON — It might seem like a no brainer: The earnings of Amtrak’s only profitable route, the Northeast Corridor, should be reinvested in maintaining the heavily traveled line’s infrastructure.But for decades, profits from the Boston-Washington rail were siphoned off to prop up the 21,300-mile nationwide passenger railroad... Read More
  • May 18, 2016 — by Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday met with embattled Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and issued a “what goes around comes around’’ warning to Republican senators blocking the nomination so that the next president can make the selection. “This is unacceptable,’’ Murphy, D-Conn., told... Read More
  • May 16, 2016 — by Vincent Salzo
    WEST HAVEN, CT — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that ThermaXX Jackets of West Haven is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded in 2008, ThermaXX manufactures removable insulation jackets for mechanical systems such as valves, pumps, and traps. “The ThermaXX team is developing... Read More
  • May 14, 2016 — by Michael Catarevas
    When 10-year-old Oliver Tchakarov was diagnosed last year with mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, he had a fight in front of him. The fifth grader at Saxe Middle School immediately began chemotherapy treatment at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. The son of Katarina and Svetlin Tchakarov battled hard, losing his hair but not his spirit, and... Read More
  • May 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) spoke on the Senate floor this week about the number of accidental deaths caused by children who gain access to guns. According to Murphy, last year there were 278 accidental shootings by kids or teens in the country. He said the U.S. has the highest number of these incidents in the Western world because of the... Read More