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  • June 15, 2020
    MIDDLETOWN — City and school leaders met virtually with the state’s junior senator Monday to talk about the need for racial justice and desegregation in Middletown schools, and across the nation. Discussions such as these are taking place throughout the country as a result of the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police May 25, and subsequent... Read More
  • June 09, 2020
    Systematic mistreatment of black people by law enforcement underscores the need to desegregate schools.  That's the argument right now from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., one of the foremost champions of school desegregation in Congress. Murphy's legislation—the Strength in Diversity Act, which he introduced in 2019 along with Rep. Marcia Fudge,... Read More
  • June 08, 2020
    Prodded by a national uproar over police brutality, lawmakers — including Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy — plan to introduce a series of police reform bills this week. Some of the more ambitious legislation may face pushback by congressional Republicans who also want to take action but prefer a more “hands... Read More
  • June 05, 2020
    Connecticut's two senators want to limit when the president can use the military against protesters. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say Washington, D.C. has been turned into a war zone. The images of federal troops clearing peaceful protesters ahead of President Donald Trump walking across the street to visit a church outraged Murphy. He... Read More
  • June 04, 2020
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) last night announced plans for new legislation that will be worth watching closely. The Connecticut Democrat wrote on Twitter: "We cannot tolerate an American secret police. I will be introducing legislation to require uniformed federal officers performing any domestic security duties to clearly identify what... Read More
  • June 01, 2020
    On the Zoom call was Connecticut’s governor, a U.S. senator, a congresswoman, a state’s attorney, a police chief, a mayor, civil rights leaders, clergy and others. Over 90 minutes, everyone agreed: The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis under the knee of an indifferent police officer demands urgent action. But what? By whom? And... Read More
  • May 27, 2020
    CHESTER — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) chose Whelen Engineering Company, Inc., in Chester as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded in 1952 by George W. Whelen III in his garage in Deep River, Whelen Engineering Company specializes in the manufacturing of warning lights, white illumination lighting, vehicle control... Read More
  • May 26, 2020
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Even though portions of Connecticut’s economy reopened last week, food insecurity, meaning people struggling to have enough to eat, continues to be a growing problem. The pandemic has changed the way Meals on Wheels is serving those still at home. “This was happening before the pandemic even... Read More
  • May 14, 2020
    With U.S. gun sales soaring during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of 15 Senate Democrats is introducing legislation calling for new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns.” Made using gun kits or by 3D printing — and sometimes referred to as “80 percent guns” because they haven’t reached a level of... Read More
  • May 13, 2020
    Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday pressed Trump administration officials on when they will release more guidance to help coronavirus-hit states begin to reopen, saying what has been available so far is “criminally vague.” “My state needs it, we don’t have all of the experts that you have,” Murphy said. Robert Redfield,... Read More
  • May 07, 2020
    Two Connecticut officials met online with dozens of constituents Thursday to discuss federal efforts to bring COVID-19 under control.In his latest telephone town hall, Sen. Chris Murphy welcomed the leader of Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District to discuss the dawn of recovery.Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro says she's fought for working families... Read More
  • May 06, 2020
    On Tuesday, President Trump said he would not allow Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key public health official on the Coronavirus Task Force, to testify before a House committee for political reasons. "The House is a bunch of Trump haters. They frankly want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death. They want us to fail so they can win an... Read More
  • May 01, 2020
    STAMFORD, CT — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday announced that the Stamford-based company TECLens has been named "Murphy's Innovator of the Month." According to the announcement, TECLens was founded in 2013 by three partners to provide a non-invasion vision correction alternative to laser surgery and daily-wear contact... Read More
  • April 28, 2020
    The State Department was warned two years ago of safety concerns at a Wuhan lab doing dangerous research on bat coronaviruses. Now, two Democratic senators want to know if those warnings were ignored — and why, despite these warnings, the Trump administration reduced our government’s health presence in China before the novel... Read More
  • April 22, 2020
    In efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19 while addressing community concerns, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes held a telephone town hall with the state’s 5th Congressional district residents to talk about the impact the coronavirus has had on the state. Residents were able to phone in to speak directly with the two... Read More
  • April 21, 2020
    As COVID-19 began to roll across China, leaving thousands dead and catapulting a pathogen on a lethal global trajectory, President Donald Trump had nothing but praise for China’s response and President Xi Jinping. On Jan. 24, Trump tweeted, “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly... Read More
  • April 16, 2020
    For Chris Murphy, the Democratic senator from Connecticut, everywhere he goes is a reminder that his star is on the rise. On a gray, rainy February evening in Hartford, he spoke for two hours with constituents about why he’d just voted to remove President Donald Trump from office in the Senate impeachment trial. What should have been a stuffy... Read More
  • April 14, 2020
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Connecticut’s U.S. senators have a message for seniors. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined a phone call with AARP members, an organization that serves about 600,000 here in Connecticut. “We are not going to recover economically until we turn the tide on this... Read More
  • April 13, 2020
    Helping companies assemble face masks and other personal protective equipment has been just a part of Sonitek’s business in Milford, but it’s suddenly an important one in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic. “In order to make a face mask, you need an ultrasonic welder,” said Tom Bishop, sales manager for Sonitek and son of... Read More
  • March 30, 2020
    In a viral tweet on Monday, Sen. Chris Murphy reminded the political world of a fact that suddenly seems a whole lot more significant than it did when it happened: In early February, the Connecticut Democrat noted, senators were briefed by the administration about the novel coronavirus threat, and there was no palpable... Read More