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  • February 06, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) led a group of 15 Senators in calling on Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Matthews Burwell, in light of cuts to heating-related assistance in the Farm Bill, to prioritize and increase... Read More
  • February 06, 2014
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), today announced a key Senate committee’s passage of legislation to bring federal dollars to support the restoration of Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship Act that Senators... Read More
  • February 05, 2014
    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) wrote to college presidents across Connecticut to urge them to join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Tobacco-Free College Campus initiative in order to reduce rates of tobacco-related disease. This initiative was developed by HHS, the American College Health... Read More
  • February 04, 2014
    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement after voting against the Farm Bill, which the Senate passed by a vote of 68-32. Murphy joined the rest of the Connecticut Congressional delegation in opposing the bill, which is now headed for the President’s desk. There are things to like and things... Read More
  • February 04, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement in support of Governor Dan Malloy’s call for raising the minimum wage in Connecticut: Governor Malloy will be a key ally in our continued fight to raise the minimum wage. Middle class wages have simply not kept... Read More
  • February 01, 2014
    WASHINGTON - United States Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Jack Reed (D-RI), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mark Begich (D-AK), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released yesterday, which estimates that... Read More
  • January 31, 2014
    WASHINGTON – Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced $9,828,252 for Connecticut’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released 90 percent of the state’s total FY2014 LIHEAP funds in November under the Continuing Resolution of 2014.... Read More
  • January 31, 2014
    SHELTON—Today, in response to a request by U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), cable provider Comcast agreed to waive fees on damaged or destroyed cable equipment for their active customers affected by the massive fire that destroyed an apartment building in downtown Shelton on January 6th. Murphy and... Read More
  • January 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in introducing the Restore Honor to Service Members Act, legislation that will help service members discharged solely due to their sexual orientation correct their military... Read More
  • January 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which passed in the Senate 67-32 today: “In 2012, Congress made a good-faith effort to reform the deeply-indebted National Flood Insurance Program,” said Murphy. “However, the... Read More
  • January 29, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the College Affordability and Innovation Act of 2014, new legislation to make college more affordable for students across the United States. Over the last 30 years, the cost of college has increased by a whopping 300... Read More
  • January 28, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union Address to Congress: The President struck an optimistic tone tonight, and for good reason: unemployment continues to creep downward and most sectors of the economy are finally growing again. But while... Read More
  • January 24, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding last night’s Metro-North service disruption: Last night's two hour interruption in service was just the latest in an unacceptably long line of massive failures by Metro-North. Clearly, this organization needs a top-down change to the way they... Read More
  • January 24, 2014
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding the opening of the University of Connecticut’s Institute of Community Resiliency and Climate Adaption, which received federal funding from the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act: We’ve long-since reached a point in Connecticut when... Read More
  • January 23, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement regarding developments in Ukraine: “We welcome reports of today’s truce between the government and opposition in Ukraine and hope that the Ukrainian government will use this... Read More
  • January 23, 2014
    WILLIMANTIC—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today released a new report on the impact the minimum wage currently has on middle class families in Connecticut, highlighting the urgent need to raise the federal minimum wage to help more families make ends meet in a still-fragile economy. “Middle class wages have simply not kept pace... Read More
  • January 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement that he will work with Congress to reform and improve oversight of government surveillance programs: Striking the right balance between protecting the privacy and civil liberties of our citizens and protecting our... Read More
  • January 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) released the following statement on yesterday’s passage of anti-protest laws by the Ukrainian parliament controlled by President Yanukovych: We are troubled that the Ukrainian parliament controlled by President Yanukovych enacted legislation yesterday that... Read More
  • January 16, 2014
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding defense funding included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, which passed the Senate 72-26 today: “This bill is a unconditional home run for Connecticut defense manufacturing and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports across our... Read More
  • January 16, 2014
    Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) applauded the inclusion of several gun violence prevention provisions in the FY2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which the Senate passed this evening by a vote of 72-26. Most notably, the bill includes $115 million for President Obama’s Now is the... Read More

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