MURPHY ANNOUNCES NEW ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCILS TO ADVANCE CONNECTICUT’S PRIORITIES IN CONGRESS

HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that he is launching a group of Economic Advisory Councils to hear directly from local community leaders to help make progress on various Connecticut priorities in Congress. Murphy has invited local experts, business owners, advocates, and other stakeholders to join each of the advisory councils. Murphy and his staff will take their feedback and ideas back to Washington to continue fighting for the issues that matter most to Connecticut families. Each of the councils are scheduled to host their inaugural meetings in January.  

“Every day, I’m grateful for the feedback I get from Connecticut residents – their diverse opinions and advice make me be a better advocate and a better Senator,” said Murphy. “I set up these Economic Advisory Councils to make sure my staff and I are hearing firsthand about the local issues affecting people’s bottom lines across the state. I’ll take what I learn from these local experts back to Washington as I fight to advance Connecticut priorities and grow jobs.”

Murphy’s Economic Advisory Councils will focus on the following local priorities: 

  • Helping Connecticut cities thrive
  • Growing Connecticut’s manufacturing sector
  • Improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure
  • Fostering innovation in Connecticut
  • Helping Connecticut veterans
  • Protecting Long Island Sound