WASHINGTON – One day before government funding is set to expire, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, supported a two-week spending bill to keep the government open until December 22nd. 

"Republicans have spent so much time forcing through their deficit busting tax cut for the rich that they have neglected doing the basic work of governing – making sure our government is funded. I supported this two week funding bill so that negotiators can keep working on a broader agreement, but this is no way to run a country,” said Murphy.