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  • March 22, 2023 — by Alex Putterman
    Connecticut's two U.S. senators are pushing for tweaks to federal law that would allow international college athletes - including some of UConn's top men's and women's basketball players - to profit off their name, image and likeness the way other athletes currently do. Currently, international students typically refrain from... Read More
  • March 22, 2023 — by Brian Zahn
    To better prevent gun violence, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal believes knowledge is an important tool. Blumenthal spoke at the University of New Haven's Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences to announce that, with Sen. Chris Murphy, he procured $1 million in congressionally directed spending to support data analytics... Read More
  • March 22, 2023 — by Lisa Hagen
    Connecticut’s senators are pushing new legislation to create a permanent office within the U.S. Department of Justice to focus on a “coordinated government response" to gun violence prevention and help implement the bipartisan gun safety bill passed by Congress last year. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Rep. Maxwell... Read More
  • March 16, 2023 — by Katherine Tully-McManus and Marianne LeVine
    What's happening: NCAA President Charlie Baker met with one of the loudest critics of the organization on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Baker to the basket: Baker, who just started on the job on March 1, met with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), making clear his investment in open lines of communication with lawmakers frustrated by the... Read More
  • March 15, 2023 — by Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - Democratic and Republican U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Wednesday that could force President Joe Biden's administration to prepare a report on Saudi Arabia's human rights record and possibly lead to a reassessment of U.S. security assistance for the kingdom. Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican... Read More
  • March 15, 2023 — by Laura Kelly
    A bipartisan pair of senators are laying the groundwork to check U.S. assistance to Saudi Arabia over criticisms of its oppression of human rights at home and alleged atrocities stemming from its military operations in Yemen. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced on Wednesday a privileged resolution... Read More
  • March 15, 2023 — by ALEXANDER WARD and MATT BERG
    A bipartisan Senate duo is looking to restart a debate about the U.S.-Saudi relationship –– and are employing a never-before-used section of a decades-old law to do it. Sens. CHRIS MURPHY (D-Conn.) and MIKE LEE (R-Utah) have invoked Section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. If passed, it... Read More
  • March 14, 2023 — by Michael Lemanski
    HARTFORD, CT— Families and individuals short on finances and insurance but still needing mental health care now have a means to get the help they need. That's becaue InterCommunity Health Care secured $1.8 million to expand primary and behavioral health care facilities at 16/40 Coventry St. in the North End of Hartford. U.S. Sen. Richard... Read More
  • March 12, 2023 — by Andreas Yilma
    WATERBURY – As housing and homelessness have become a more prominent issue in recent years, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., kicked off a stateside listening tour to focus on the state's housing challenges. About 70 people packed the gymnasium floor at the North End Recreational Center on Sunday afternoon to hear ordinary citizens' ideas... Read More
  • March 12, 2023 — by Andreas Yilma
    As housing and homelessness have become a more prominent issue in recent years, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., kicked off a stateside listening tour to focus on the state's housing challenges. About 70 people packed the gymnasium floor at the North End Recreational Center on Sunday afternoon to hear ordinary citizens' ideas and questions as... Read More
  • March 10, 2023 — by Phil Hall
    Connecticut's U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy joined Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) in introducing legislation to reauthorize and improve the Partnership for Risk Management Education and the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) programs, which help farmers manage financial risk through diversification, marketing or... Read More
  • March 10, 2023 — by Catherine Putz
    In light of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's recent trip through Central Asia and the one-year mark of the Russian war in Ukraine, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing this week to explore the geopolitical and energy security dynamics at play in Central Asia.  The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Near East, South... Read More
  • March 04, 2023 — by Siobhan McGirl
    Farmers from across Connecticut shared their top priorities and concerns with Senator Chris Murphy Friday. Murphy hosted the listening session to hear from farmers as Congress begins the process of reauthorizing the Farm Bill. "The Farm Bill is passed by congress every five years. It authorizes all of the programs that keep our farms... Read More
  • March 03, 2023 — by Erica Moser
    New London- Connecticut veterans on Friday raised questions and their concerns about the PACT Act, health care services and eligibility, and veteran homelessness with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., at the New London Veterans’ Coffeehouse. The purpose of the visit was for Murphy, who sits on the Appropriations and Health, Education, Labor &... Read More
  • March 02, 2023 — by Greg Sargent
    For years, Democrats have been deeply conflicted about Fox News. At times, they've shunned the network as an irredeemable source of disinformation, boycotting it or banning it from covering Democratic presidential primary debates. But such efforts have been temporary: They have tended to resume appearing on the network and have... Read More
  • March 01, 2023 — by Ron Southwick
    At the beginning of a forum on gun violence, Michael Dowling talked about the progress in encouraging others inside the healthcare industry to tackle the problem. Dowling, the chief executive officer of Northwell Health, said a group of 50 hospital CEOs have come together to form a newly created task force against gun violence. Five years ago,... Read More
  • February 27, 2023 — by Claire Bessette
    Norwich Public Utilities will receive $1.6 million in federal grants to support two projects utility officials called critical projects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., announced Monday during a visit to NPU headquarters. The funding is part of the 2023 fiscal year federal budget signed into law in December, Blumenthal said, addressing a... Read More
  • February 26, 2023 — by Taylor Hartz
    This is not the first time George Craig has been hospitalized for his addiction to opioids, but he hopes it will be the last. And according to his doctors, it has to be. For the first time in years, the 37-year-old from Winsted said he has plans for his future - a real, tangible hope for recovery from the drugs that have had a stranglehold over his... Read More
  • February 23, 2023 — by Randi Weiner
    New Canaan Country School sixth grade student Juliet Chattaway's essay was among the 15 winning essays selected by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy in his seventh annual "Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge." The senator recognized all of the winners at a ceremony held in Middletown on Feb. 11. "I was really excited when I found out," said... Read More
  • February 21, 2023 — by Matthew Beinart
    The Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee (SAC-D) has added Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) to its roster for the new Congress. Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the new chair and vice chair of the Appropriations Committee, respectively, announced the full slate of subcommittee... Read More