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  • March 24, 2016 — by Bryan Lipiner
    MERIDEN — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy took to a CT Transit bus this week to discuss local and national issues with city commuters. Murphy has been speaking with bus commuters since taking office in the U.S. Senate in January 2013. “I try to do it as much as I can; it’s my version of a town hall (meeting),” he said. Murphy hears... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Ethan Fry
    Healey Ford. Seymour Lumber. Derby Cellular Products. The lower Naugatuck Valley is dotted with contaminated “brownfield” properties where environmental issues related to their previous uses have thrown question marks over redevelopment plans, caused hiccups to demolition, or stalled projects altogether. On Wednesday U.S. Senator Chris... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Jason Newton
    WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A section of Waterbury was once the hub for the brass industry in America, but now just abandoned buildings remain at the former American Brass Company site. Here it’s sat for five decades; abandoned, blighted and contaminated relics of Waterbury’s mighty industrial past. Now the buildings are just taking... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday hit back at "campaign rhetoric" over the Brussels terrorist attacks, suggesting Congress should instead reform the Visa Waiver Program. "Campaign rhetoric and empty tough talk isn't going to protect anyone. The best way we can prevent ISIS from launching a successful attack here is to address the real... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Frank MacEachern
    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A member of the Rotary Club of Stamford shared his story of enduring abuse as a child and a teenager and overcoming his desire to commit suicide with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who had come to the city to tout his mental health legislation. Ric Meyer told Murphy that his suicide plan was discovered, and he was able to get the mental... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Genevieve Reilly
    FAIRFIELD — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy chose the town’s Bigelow Center for Senior Activities to discuss a new bill he has proposed that would provide unpaid caregivers with Social Security credits. The Social Security Caregiver Credit Act would allow people who leave the workforce, or cut back to part-time hours, to provide care for a... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Daniela Altimari
    Murphy is proposing an end to visa-free travel to the U.S. if European nations are not more forthcoming with information about counterterrorism investigations. HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy reiterated his call for new restrictions on a visa waiver program that allows Europeans to travel freely to the United States. "This is a moment for... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Diane Orson
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Brussels underscore the need for European leaders to take a hard look at whether their law enforcement and anti-terrorism operations can meet the true threat on the continent. Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on our European allies to step up its... Read More
  • March 23, 2016 — by Jenn Bernstein
    HARTFORD -- The recent terror attacks in Brussels and November's terror attacks in Paris have put a magnifying glass on Europe. Wednesday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said there are real concerns about Europe's ability to track down terror cells before they carry out more attacks. "The U.S. is vulnerable to the European's inability to root out these... Read More
  • March 22, 2016 — by Cassandra Basler
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has expressed his sorrow over the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning. The Islamic State, or ISIS, has taken credit for the attacks in Brussels. ISIS also claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris last fall. “This is a moment to express sorrow and grief, but it’s also a moment to have... Read More
  • March 22, 2016 — by Reece Alvarez
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has announced he will propose new legislation today aimed at providing retirement compensation to unpaid family caregivers. The legislation, the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act, will create a Social Security Caregiver credit for individuals who have had to leave the workforce or reduce their hours to care for a... Read More
  • March 21, 2016 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington –Sen. Chris Murphy says one reason he spent the weekend under Arctic ice aboard the USS Hartford is to become a better advocate for the state’s shipbuilding industry and the Naval Submarine Base, New London. A member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murphy has joined Rep. Joe Courtney, a fellow Democrat who represents... Read More
  • March 21, 2016 — by Russell Blair
    Back in Washington after an overnight stint on a submarine in the Arctic, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy reaffirmed his commitment to ramped-up production of Virginia class boats, which are designed and built at Electric Boat in Groton. "I can speak with greater first-hand experience now about the importance of keeping a full complement of subs in the... Read More
  • March 21, 2016 — by Julia Bergman
    Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., would like to make a Navy exercise that evaluates operational readiness and furthers scientific research in the Arctic an annual event to send "an important message to the Russians" that the U.S. is serious about the future of the region. The Navy is currently participating in Ice Exercise 2016, a five-week-long exercise... Read More
  • March 18, 2016 — by Bryce Covert
    When Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) went home for the winter holidays, he met with a number of people who sacrificed careers to care for family members. And many of them kept bringing up the same worries.“I heard these heartbreaking stories of people who were fearful of losing everything that they had saved because they had to leave a job in order... Read More
  • March 18, 2016 — by Max Reiss
    Families affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy joined with Sen. Chris Murphy to applaud the progress made on the 2016 Mental Health Reform Act in Congress. A key committee approved the measure with bipartisan unanimous support this week. The bill now goes to the full US Senate for consideration. “This might be our one... Read More
  • March 18, 2016 — by Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD — Mark Barden sometimes lies in bed at night thinking of all the ways the gunman who killed 26 people, including his 7-year-old son Daniel, at Sandy Hook Elementary School could have been stopped. Perhaps a police officer could have pulled over Adam Lanza before he entered the school on that December day in 2012, Barden said. Or... Read More
  • March 17, 2016 — by Katie Toth
    On Wednesday the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions passed a bipartisan bill to make it easier for Americans with mental illness and substance use disorders to get health care. The legislation was introduced in August last year by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). It’s called the... Read More
  • March 17, 2016 — by Rob Ryser
    NEWTOWN - Federal legislation to fix the nation’s broken mental health system, now advancing to a Senate vote, was welcomed Thursday as an encouraging sign by parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims. “Research is really the key right now, because what we need to do is help doctors give more tools to patients so they can get the care they... Read More
  • March 16, 2016 — by Daniela Altimari
    nnecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are calling on Senate Republican leaders to schedule a vote on President Obama's Supreme Court pick. "The president fulfilled his constitutional obligation today, now the Senate must fulfill ours,'' Murphy said. "When each one of us took the oath of office, we swore to support and defend the... Read More

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