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  • February 28, 2016 — by Francis Carr Jr.
    NORWALK?-- Host to tens of millions of commuters each year, Interstate 95 has "about double" the amount of traffic it was designed for, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday during a town hall discussion about the snarled enigma that is Connecticut's public transportation system. As alternatives to driving, trains are expensive and... Read More
  • February 28, 2016 — by Bill Cummings
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn, is applauding the recent commitment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce nitrogen levels in the Long Island Sound. Though we are making progress, last summer was disastrous for wildlife in the Long Island Sound,” Murphy said. “Thanks to the hard work of local advocates like Save the... Read More
  • February 24, 2016 — by Alexander Soules
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced on Wednesday the proposed Healthy Homes Tax Credit Act, which would allow homeowners to claim a federal credit against income taxes of up to $5,000 for removing lead from household plumbing, as well as for radon and asbestos abatement. Murphy indicated the bill aims to ward off drinking-water crises like... Read More
  • February 23, 2016 — by Bill Cummings
    HARTFORD - Four Fairfield County towns and cities are receiving more than $9 million in federal highway funds designed to improve traffic flow, quality of life and reduce energy use. “These grants combine two of the most critical issues of our time: transportation and the environment,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “Growing and... Read More
  • February 22, 2016
    Students at the now-closed Marinello Beauty Schools should have their federal loan forgiveness expedited by loan servicers, Connecticut U.S. senators said. Connecticut U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, and three of their Senate colleagues, are urging loan servicers to immediately make students aware of the steps they can take to... Read More
  • February 22, 2016 — by Matt Lebow
    NEW HAVEN. Conn. (WTNH) – A New Haven Academy student is in the nation’s capitol to work in the U.S. Senate as a page. Rance Smith is a junior at New Haven Academy and school officials say that he is a leader and always seeks opportunities to grow and to make a positive impact in the community. Smith is the President of the Student... Read More
  • February 20, 2016 — by Alec Johnson
    Homes dating back to the 1770s dot Connecticut. Many of them, including those that remain from post-World war II building booms, may run water through lead pipes and old solder. That troubles Sen. Christopher S. Murphy. As the drama of lead-tainted water in Flint, Mich. unfolds, Murphy said he plans to propose tax credits for homeowners who update... Read More
  • February 16, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded recent efforts in the state to combat the growing heroin and opioid epidemic. Those efforts include Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposal to increase access to naloxone and establish the new public-private... Read More
  • February 16, 2016 — by Bill Cummings
    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn, are urging Germany to buy local.The senators on Tuesday urged Germany to replace its helicopter fleet with new Sikorsky-made CH-53K King Stallion aircraft Murphy and Blumenthal emphasized that maintaining interoperability between German and American equipment is critical for the two... Read More
  • February 14, 2016 — by Lynn Mellis Worthington
    KENT — There are some topics that all three of the town's federal legislators can rally around, and land conservation is one of them. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty of the 5th District, and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher S. Murphy, all Democrats, came together Saturday to visit the town and celebrate recent legislative... Read More
  • February 12, 2016 — by Adam Benson
    NORWICH — Faced with what he called a “tsunami” of Americans who will turn 65 in the next quarter century, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said new laws are needed to ensure the country is equipped to deal with long-term home health care needs. “This is important to get this right now, because if we don’t, not only... Read More
  • February 12, 2016 — by Jason Frazer
    OLD LYME, CT (WFSB) -A trade agreement between the United States and Europe about cheese could impact a lot of Connecticut farmers. For more than two decades, Suzanne Sankow has been making lots of cheese on Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Old Lyme. “We make raw milk cow cheese. We make feta, pleasant valley. We make sheep cheese,” Sankow... Read More
  • February 11, 2016 — by Russell Blair
    In a letter to federal officials, Connecticut's congressional delegation are touting the state's cheeses and railing against a practice that would restrict labeling of foodstuffs not from a specific town or region. The European Union is calling for language in the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement that would prevent... Read More
  • February 11, 2016 — by Sen. Chris Murphy
    Since the early days of our republic, America’s military has won tough victories by pursuing innovative tactical advantages and challenging the unwritten rules of how “modern” wars should be fought. In the American Revolution, while the British were standing in lines banging on drums in open fields, America’s ragtag guerilla... Read More
  • February 10, 2016 — by Kevin Carty
    The Senate last night voted unanimously to pass the Judicial Redress Act, a bill that lawmakers and international negotiators once viewed as critical to securing a new data-transfer pact between the United States and the European Union. “We took a major step today toward strengthening America’s security, enhancing international... Read More
  • February 08, 2016
    Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., are urging the Federal Railroad Administration to hold "listening sessions" with communities, including Old Lyme, that could be affected by a proposed rail alternative. One of the options proposed in a plan for upgrades to the Northeast Corridor calls for the... Read More
  • February 05, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, a Connecticut U.S. senator is urging more timely warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency. Homeowners in Flint weren’t notified immediately of lead poisoning in the water as the EPA was unclear whether, under federal law, they were authorized to alert... Read More
  • February 05, 2016 — by Jim Levulis
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy visited the University of Connecticut Health Center this week to highlight cancer research and President Obama’s call for a moonshot in the fight against the deadly disease. Murphy also celebrated a $2 billion increase in National Institute of Health medical research grants authorized by Congress for 2016. NIH... Read More
  • February 05, 2016 — by Hugh Bailey
    In a boost for Connecticut’s largest manufacturer, Poland has restarted negotiations with Stratford-based Sikorsky for the sale of up to 70 Black Hawk helicopters, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who said he has been pushing for the move. “I met with Polish Minister of Defense (Tomasz) Siemoniak last year and vigorously made the... Read More
  • February 05, 2016 — by Lee Howard
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy pushed Friday for passage of the Students Before Profits Act as a way to prevent abuses among for-profit colleges like the Marinello Schools of Beauty, which closed its campuses in Niantic and nationwide this week after being cited for fraudulent business practices. Murphy, D-Conn., said the legislation he introduced this... Read More