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  • February 13, 2024 — by Eric Lutz
    Let's get this straight now," Texas Representative Troy Nehls told Rolling Stone on Wednesday. "Congress doesn't have to do anything to secure our southern border." That's right: the GOP is so concerned about the country's border crisis that they are getting ready to do exactly nothing about it. Wielding a cigar, the right-winger insisted that Joe... Read More
  • February 13, 2024 — by Anthony Adragna and Ursula Perano
    Lead Democratic negotiator Sen. Chris Murphy is officially “getting worried” about the prospects of a border security agreement coming together, saying Republicans are unwilling to pony up necessary funding for the deal. “Every day that goes by in which they don't commit to funding the deal is a day that we're closer to their decision being made in... Read More
  • February 13, 2024 — by Ryan Lizza
    Sen. Chris Murphy spent months negotiating a bipartisan border security bill with Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) and the White House. Then, in a flash last Sunday, hours after the bill was released, Republicans sabotaged the effort. Before the Connecticut Democrat went to sleep that night, he knew the legislation was dead.... Read More
  • January 31, 2024 — by Dan Haar
    After months of talks between Democrats and Republicans, word emerged last week that a deal, in principle at least, was in hand for Ukraine aid and a compromise to address the crisis of immigrants crossing the Mexico border. At its center is Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the Democrats' lead negotiator. Prospects looked good at least in the Senate... Read More
  • January 31, 2024 — by Kelly Garrity and Ursula Perano
    Senators could vote on a bipartisan immigration deal as soon as next week, one of the top negotiators said Sunday. But first, they have to sell it to their members. And that part is looking tricky. “Well, we do have a bipartisan deal. We’re finishing the text right now,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the... Read More
  • January 31, 2024 — by Priscilla Alvarez
    Sen. Chris Murphy, a key negotiator on a possible border deal, said Sunday that text of a compromise could be ready to go to the Senate floor in the coming days. “We do have a bipartisan deal. We’re finishing the text right now,” Murphy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” adding that the question remains whether Republicans are going to... Read More
  • January 29, 2024 — by Phil Hall
    Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal have teamed with their Massachusetts colleague Elizabeth Warren on a new bill designed to update Atlantic Coast commercial fishing as it relates to climate change. The Supporting Healthy Interstate Fisheries in Transition (SHIFT) Act would require the Department of Commerce to consider... Read More
  • January 23, 2024 — by Lisa Hagen, Patrick Skahill
    It’s been 10 years since 20 students and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. As family members grappled with grief, the shooting also spawned a political movement. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said years of gun reform efforts culminated in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which President Biden signed into... Read More
  • January 23, 2024 — by Lisa Hagen
    In the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where a gunman killed 20 children and six teachers, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., started pushing for major reforms to curb the cycle of gun violence disrupting daily life throughout the U.S. While progress was slow over the past decade due to a gridlocked Congress, the work of Murphy,... Read More
  • January 19, 2024 — by Claire Bessette
    U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., visited the defective Fitchville Pond Dam in Bozrah and spots along the Yantic River in Norwich where roadwork continued to repair damage and remove debris from Wednesday’s flooding. Federal, state and local leaders emphasized the chronic flooding problems along the Yantic River in... Read More
  • January 19, 2024 — by Claire Bessette
    U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., visited the defective Fitchville Pond Dam in Bozrah and spots along the Yantic River in Norwich where roadwork continued to repair damage and remove debris from Wednesday’s flooding. Federal, state and local leaders emphasized the chronic flooding problems along the Yantic River in... Read More
  • January 19, 2024 — by Michayla Savitt
    Over 60 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps. Today, his vision of America still resonates in young Connecticut residents. “I think we should all have dreams about what a better world could look like,” said 9-year-old Emma Hadari. Hadari is one of fifteen winners in a... Read More
  • January 19, 2024 — by Christine Butterfield
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and other members of Congress will introduce a bipartisan resolution in support of the United States Soccer Federation's bid for the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup, which would be hosted by both America and Mexico. "Women's soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and no country is better positioned to showcase... Read More
  • January 19, 2024 — by Carmen Paun, Daniel Payne, Erin Schumaker, and Ruth Reader
    Governments should assess and approve advanced AI models intended for use in health care and medicine if their resources allow, the World Health Organization said in a set of artificial intelligence ethics and governance recommendations released Thursday. Even so: The resources question is a big one. While rich countries such as the U.S. and some... Read More
  • January 18, 2024 — by Sohrab Ahmari
    Senator Chris Murphy’s indispensable watchword is “conversation”. By my count, the Connecticut Democrat used the word no fewer than 20 times in a recent phone interview, or roughly once every 90 seconds. It dawned on me that he was doing this deliberately, and with good reason: Murphy, 50, believes his party’s political salvation lies in listening... Read More
  • December 06, 2023 — by Steve Inskeep
    Congress has yet to approve additional aid for Ukraine, and an effort to do that before years end seems to have fallen apart for now. Republicans have said they will not approve that aid unless the bill also includes money for an unrelated crackdown on migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. An administration briefing on Ukraine seems to have... Read More
  • December 06, 2023 — by Christine Butterfield
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut is reintroducing the College Athlete Right to Organize Act (CARO) legislation, a bill that will enable college athletes to unionize. The bill will amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to classify college athletes as employees who are entitled to the right to organize and collectively bargain for fair... Read More
  • December 05, 2023 — by Leigh Ann Caldwell and Theodoric Meyer
    Good morning, Early Birds. On this day in 1792, President George Washington was reelected to serve a second term. Tips: earlytips@washpost.com. Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here. Thanks for waking up with us. In today’s edition …  What we’re watching: Wray testifies … Liz Cheney, outspoken Trump critic, weighs third-party presidential run …... Read More
  • December 04, 2023 — by Andrew Restuccia, Doug Cameron, and Michelle Hackman
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will be unable to continue providing more weapons and equipment to Ukraine if Congress doesn't approve additional funding by the end of the year, the White House said, trying to prod lawmakers to quickly make progress in complicated negotiations on Capitol Hill."Cutting off the flow of U.S. weapons and equipment will kneecap... Read More
  • December 02, 2023 — by Yasmeen Abutaleb
    The Biden administration urgently hoped to use the recent pause in hostilities between Israel and Hamas to change the course of the war in Gaza. As the fighting began anew Friday, it was unclear whether those efforts were having any effect. Keeping up with politics is easy with The 5-Minute Fix Newsletter, in your inbox weekdays. In a marked... Read More

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