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  • February 05, 2015 — by Tom Howell Jr.
    One of Obamacare’s top Democratic champions said Thursday there is no reason to make contingency plans for a Supreme Court ruling that could blow a hole through the law by striking down subsidies on the federal exchange. Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, said there is “no question” in his mind that Congress intended to... Read More
  • February 03, 2015 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy invited dozens of Connecticut local officials, business executives and heads of non-profit agencies to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday for a day of accessing the sometimes puzzling ways of Washington. “Connecticut in the Capitol” was an event begun by former Sen. Chris Dodd, but... Read More
  • February 03, 2015 — by Scott Whipple
    BLOOMFIELD — Thomas Hooker Brewery has been named a “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer,” an accolade originated by Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy. “Thomas Hooker Brewery has committed themselves [sic] to providing the highest-quality and freshest products,” said Murphy. “But, more important, the brewery is... Read More
  • January 30, 2015 — by Julie Bergman
    New London — If Congress doesn’t meet its Feb. 27 deadline to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service reform won’t happen and terrorists who are moving back and forth between Europe, Syria and Iraq may be able to gain easier access to the United States, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy said... Read More
  • January 29, 2015 — by Dan Freedman
    WASHINGTON -- The federal budget may be lean, but if there's bacon to be brought home to Connecticut, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says he's now in a good position to bring it. Murphy announced on Thursday he has been appointed to five key Senate Appropriations subcommittees charged with doling out money in areas such as transportation, veterans... Read More
  • January 29, 2015 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – Sen. Chris Murphy said he’s been named to five Senate Appropriations Committee panels. He will sit on appropriations subcommittees with authority over the budgets of the Departments of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the State Department, the Commerce and Justice departments, military... Read More
  • January 25, 2015 — by Sarah Paduano
    U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are going on offense with the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, seeking to put a stop to restrictive laws against women’s health care providers at the state level. Last week, the House of Representatives passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion... Read More
  • January 23, 2015 — by Adam Benson
    NORWICH - Although the balance of power in Congress has shifted, a Democratic-led effort to reform the nation’s behavioral health system may find common ground in Washington, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Friday. “We have been dancing around a comprehensive conversation in the U.S. Congress about the mental health system for a number of... Read More
  • January 22, 2015 — by Letter to the Editor by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
  • January 21, 2015 — by Gail Collins
  • January 21, 2015 — by Lisa Chedekel
  • January 20, 2015 — by Lauren Camera
    With the retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., two long-time champions for special education, there's been some question as to who on Capitol Hill will fill their void. And as Congress begins reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind law, the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, that... Read More
  • January 20, 2015 — by Ana Radelat
    WASHINGTON – With his fight for gun control, defense of the Affordable Care Act and clashes with President Barack Obama on foreign policy, Sen. Chris Murphy broke with a Senate tradition that freshmen should be seen and not heard. "I don't think there's a waiting period anymore for freshmen," Murphy said. "My constituents did not elect me to... Read More
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  • January 13, 2015 — by Register Staff
    WASHINGTON >> In wake of the tragic terrorist attacks in France last week, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was joined today by several senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution to condemn the attacks at the offices of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. According to a release from Murphy, the resolution also... Read More
  • January 10, 2015 — by Register Staff
    WASHINGTON >> In response to the launch of the Department of Defense’s new organization to account for missing service members, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has asked the organization to help identify the bodies of 22 service members who were killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. According to a release from... Read More
  • January 05, 2015 — by Harriet Jones
    Senator Chris Murphy says he believes he can get debate this session on one of his signature issues – making the US government buy American more often. On Tuesday, the first day of the legislative session, Murphy will once again introduce his American Jobs Matter Act. The legislation would force the Department of Defense to consider the... Read More
  • January 05, 2015 — by Ana Radelat
    Washington – With his fight for gun control, defense of the Affordable Care Act and clashes with President Obama on foreign policy, Sen. Chris Murphy broke with a Senate tradition that freshmen should be seen and not heard. “I don’t think there’s a waiting period anymore for freshmen,” he said. “My constituents... Read More
  • December 19, 2014 — by Tara Joyce
    On Friday in Hartford, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal along with Congressmen John Larson and Elizabeth Esty celebrated the bipartisan passage of the ABLE Act. ABLE, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, is aimed at easing the impact autism has on families across the country. “The able act allows for families... Read More

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