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  • April 21, 2016 — by Frank Juliano
    MILFORD — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said that a subcommittee’s appropriations bill approved Thursday includes more than $20 million in federal funds for Long Island Sound programs, and $200 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has a research lab in Milford. Murphy is a member of the appropriations... Read More
  • April 21, 2016 — by Alec Johnson
    Artisanal cheesemakers may be getting support from Washington to boost their businesses. Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., this week introduced legislation to increase federal support and resources for small cheese producers. According to Murphy, the Local Cheese Promotion and Dairy Support Act would strengthen local dairy supply chains through... Read More
  • April 21, 2016 — by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep Elizabeth Esty
    In March of 2013, Team 26 set off on their bikes to pedal the 300 miles from Newtown to Washington, D.C., where they would press Congress to quickly pass new legislation to fix the broken background check system. At this point, just months after 20 beautiful children and six dedicated educators were brutally murdered in Sandy Hook, we all thought... Read More
  • April 20, 2016 — by Ed Stannard
    The Zika virus is about to become an emergency in the United States and immediate action is necessary to fight the disease, U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy said Wednesday. President Barack Obama has asked for $1.9 billion to combat Zika and the mosquitoes that carry the virus, but the Republican-controlled Senate has refused to act on the bill, Murphy... Read More
  • April 20, 2016 — by Ken Byron
    Efforts to confer a wild and scenic designation to the Farmington River from Canton to the Connecticut River got a boost on Wednesday when a bill on energy policy with an amendment proposing the designation was passed by the U.S. Senate. A spokewoman for U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said on Wednesday that the Senate approved the bill with the... Read More
  • April 19, 2016 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – The Senate on Tuesday voted to give National Park Service protection to the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook, Connecticut waterways that would be given a “wild and scenic river” designation. The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act was approved on a 97-0 vote as an amendment to the... Read More
  • April 18, 2016
    Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Democrats, have proposed a measure to prevent overtaxation of telecommuting workers. The lawmakers said in a release Monday that "a patchwork of conflicting state rules burdens workers and discourages telecommuting." Similar legislation establishing one tax standard was introduced in the... Read More
  • April 18, 2016
    EAST GRANBY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy says he’s confident that the full Senate and House will approve the $6.3 million approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee for a new terminal and training center for the Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby. The facility would support the 103rd... Read More
  • April 18, 2016 — by Joyce Ogirri
    NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — On Monday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy released the first in a series of reports called, “Fed Up: Traffic on the I-95 Corridor.” These reports take a town-by-town approach to find trouble areas for commuters and ways to improve Connecticut’s infrastructure. The first report focuses on exits 14, 15 and... Read More
  • April 18, 2016 — by Robert Koch
    NORWALK — After hearing from hundreds of frustrated Norwalk commuters, Sen. Chris Murphy is recommending improvements to Exit 16 and East Avenue, adding parking for the city’s two stations and expediting replacement of the Walk Bridge. “My goal is to marry the voice of commuters with real data and use both to propose and advance a... Read More
  • April 16, 2016 — by Harlan Levy
    WINDSOR LOCKS — The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a bill allocating $6.3 million to construct a new air terminal at Bradley International Airport to support the Connecticut Air National Guard’s eight C-130s aircraft. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives. If passed, it goes to the president.U.S.... Read More
  • April 15, 2016
    GROTON, Conn. (AP) _ A Navy attack submarine has returned to its Connecticut homeport following a mission that took it to the Arctic. The USS Hartford, a Los Angeles-class submarine, and another attack submarine out of San Diego, California, spent about five weeks on the mission known as Ice Exercise 2016. The Navy says the periodic operations in... Read More
  • April 13, 2016 — by Jenn Bernstein
    WASHINGTON--Saudi Arabia is battling the Iranian-linked Hoothis in a war over territory in Yemen, which is in the midst of a civil war. Many of the weapons used by the Saudis are provided by the United States, according to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. But some of them aren't being used in the ways in which our country intended them to be. "They are... Read More
  • April 13, 2016 — by Justin Salhani
    A bipartisan effort in the Senate is taking aim at arm sales to Saudi Arabia, in light of reports that the Gulf Kingdom has killed civilians in Yemen using U.S. weapons. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are behind a proposed resolution that would set conditions on the United States selling Saudi Arabia air-to-ground weapons.... Read More
  • April 13, 2016 — by Rebecca Kheel
    A bipartisan pair of senators has introduced a resolution that would set conditions on sales of U.S. air-to-ground weapons to Saudi Arabia. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered the measure after reports emerged that the Saudis have used U.S. weapons in attacks in Yemen that killed civilians. “Saudi Arabia is an important... Read More
  • April 12, 2016 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – In what is becoming a spring ritual, “Team 26” a group of cyclists arrived here from Newtown to honor victims of gun violence – and participate in a bit of Congress bashing. Named after the 26 people slaughtered on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the group of 26 bicyclists rolled through cold,... Read More
  • April 12, 2016 — by Karoun Demirjian
    As Congress and the administration look for ways to contain Iran, one Democratic senator is launching a new effort to deny weapons to Tehran’s chief rival in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia. The Senate hasn’t taken a vote to prevent arms sales to longtime U.S. ally Saudi Arabia for three decades. But Murphy’s efforts comes amid... Read More
  • April 11, 2016 — by Christopher Fortier
    BRISTOL — Arthur G. Russell Company Inc. at 750 Clark Ave. is the focus of U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s weekly manufacturing spotlight, "Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer." Founded in 1945 and operating in a facility that spans nearly 83,000-square-feet, AGR designs and manufactures customized high-speed, automatic assembly and packaging... Read More
  • April 09, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded President Obama’s new action plan to combat the United States’ growing opioid and heroin addiction epidemic. Murphy urged Congress to vote as quickly as possible on his Mental Health Reform Act and the... Read More
  • April 09, 2016 — by Kristin Stoller
    WEST HARTFORD — Eighteen young baseball ambassadors started their long journey to Holguin, Cuba, early Saturday morning, with nearly half a ton of school supplies, baseball equipment and musical instruments in tow to be donated to kids there. "I'm really excited for the kids and this opportunity that they have," said Tim Brennan, assistant... Read More