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  • January 27, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, on Monday made the following statement regarding the recent escalation of violence in Yemen: “The recent escalation of violence in Yemen is deeply troubling, especially the... Read More
  • January 27, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that he has appointed Jayvon Eason, a junior at Crosby High School in Waterbury, to serve as a U.S. Senate Page for the Spring 2020 program. Jayvon will have the opportunity to work in the Senate chamber and assist with day-to-day operations at the Capitol. He arrives at the U.S.... Read More
  • January 27, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, made the following statement after the formation of a new government in Lebanon: “When former Prime Minister Hariri resigned, the Lebanese people demanded a technocratic... Read More
  • January 23, 2020
    WASHINGTON—After the conclusion of the first day of the House managers arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) held a Facebook Live to answer questions from people in Connecticut and share his impressions of today’s proceedings. In an effort to increase transparency, Murphy plans to do this... Read More
  • January 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, on Wednesday made the following statement on the United Nations report that Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman delivered spyware to the mobile phone of Amazon’s Chairman... Read More
  • January 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Wednesday at a press conference to discuss the ongoing Senate impeachment trial. Tuesday night, Senate Republicans rejected Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s... Read More
  • January 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday released the following statement after Senate Republicans rejected Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s amendments to ensure that additional witnesses and documents could be considered as part of the impeachment trial against Donald J. Trump: “The Senate’s job isn’t to rush a trial in... Read More
  • January 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Wednesday released the following statement ahead of the annual NCAA convention that begins in Anaheim, California: “Federal legislation must make sure the athletes who are drawing all the fans, viewers, and endorsements... Read More
  • January 21, 2020
    WASHINGTON—Ahead of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined Facebook Live to answer questions from people in Connecticut about the process as outlined by Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the substance of the upcoming trial. Murphy said: “…[I]n order to do justice to this moment,... Read More
  • January 21, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Tuesday made the following statement after the United States Supreme Court rejected Democrats’ request to expedite review of a lawsuit threatening the current health care system: “The health of millions of Americans hangs... Read More
  • January 20, 2020
    HARTFORD—In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday the 15 winning essays of his fourth annual ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge.’ This year, Murphy received close to 1,500 entries from elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut reflecting on Dr. King’s... Read More
  • January 17, 2020
    HARTFORD—Friday, in a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) along with U.S. Representative John Larson (CT-01), and City of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin called upon HUD to improve current policies regarding the oversight of... Read More
  • January 16, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday released the following statement after U.S. Senate passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “NAFTA was a job killing disaster for Connecticut. USMCA, which is an update to NAFTA, isn't perfect, but it's an improvement on both the original deal and the agreement that... Read More
  • January 16, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday released the following statement after a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) called the Trump administration’s hold on Ukraine aid illegal: “The independent, non-partisan GAO finding confirms what we already... Read More
  • January 16, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Thursday joined 13 Democrats in a letter led by Ranking Member of the Committee U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposal to deny students employed by private... Read More
  • January 15, 2020
    WASHINGTON—Following the death of Egyptian-American Mustafa Kassem in Egypt this week, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, delivered remarks at the event, “An American Tragedy: Mustafa Kassem’s Needless Death in Sisi’s... Read More
  • January 14, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday led eight Democratic senators in requesting a briefing from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the specific evidence underlying public claims made by President Trump and U.S. State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo... Read More
  • January 14, 2020
    WASHINGTON—In a letter to President Donald Trump, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), joined 32 Senate Democrats in expressing strong support of Puerto Rico’s request for a major disaster declaration for the widespread damage caused by the powerful... Read More
  • January 14, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined 28 of their Democratic Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn criticizing the FDA’s decision to break the Trump Administration’s promise to clear all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products... Read More
  • January 14, 2020
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan bill to curb veteran homelessness after passing the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday 362-31. Studies show that veterans with Other-Than-Honorable (OTH) discharges are significantly more likely to experience... Read More

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