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  • December 18, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and U.S. Senate Appropriations Committees, released a statement on Monday after President Trump unveiled a National Security Strategy that calls for an aggressive and confrontational military and economic approach, while virtually ignoring foreign... Read More
  • December 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) joined 15 Senators and 36 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking... Read More
  • December 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School where a gunman murdered 20 first graders and six educators. Murphy highlighted that, despite the pain and suffering that has stemmed from that tragic day,... Read More
  • December 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Thursday after the Republican-majority Federal Communications Commission announced the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules that currently ban telecom companies from blocking, prioritizing, or slowing down certain websites and applications. The rules sought to... Read More
  • December 13, 2017
    Click here to view video of Murphy’s opening remarks. Click here to view video of Murphy’s first exchange with Dr. McCance-Katz. Click here to view video of Murphy’s second exchange with Dr. McCance-Katz. WASHINGTON – Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School where a deranged... Read More
  • December 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, on Monday introduced the 21st Century Buy American Act. The legislation will strengthen existing Buy American standards to ensure that the U.S. government prioritizes the purchase of American-made goods. The non-partisan Economic Policy... Read More
  • December 07, 2017
    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... Read More
  • December 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), co-author of the bipartisan Fix NICS Act, released a statement on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a deeply misguided bill that combines the Fix NICS Act – a widely supported bill to strengthen enforcement of our federal background check system – with... Read More
  • December 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and vocal critic of U.S. support for military campaigns in Yemen that have led to devastating humanitarian consequences, released a statement on Wednesday after President Trump called on Saudi Arabia to lift a blockade in Yemen that has... Read More
  • December 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released the following joint statement regarding the disruption of a high-level corruption investigation in Ukraine, calling on the government to... Read More
  • December 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a statement on Wednesday after President Trump announced that his administration will begin plans to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move could spark a wave of violence, jeopardize peace talks... Read More
  • December 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on Wednesday urging Senator Al Franken to step down: "The increasing number of women coming forward suggests a pattern of repeated harassment and unacceptable behavior that is impossible to ignore. Senator Franken has denied some of these allegations and has the... Read More
  • December 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, condemned the Trump administration for ending a program that helps homeless veterans just days after Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted the Trump administration’s commitment to house all homeless vets. The HUD-VASH... Read More
  • December 05, 2017
    WASHINGTON – In recognition of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Tuesday that Branford’s Thetis Pharmaceuticals – a biopharmaceutical company developing new oral therapies to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis –... Read More
  • December 05, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and co-author of the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act, lambasted insurance companies on Tuesday for violating mental health parity laws and failing to provide equal coverage of treatment for mental illness, including addiction, and... Read More
  • December 05, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced legislation aimed at helping end stigma, discrimination, and stereotypes that negatively impact Americans living with HIV/AIDS. The Repeal Existing Policies that... Read More
  • December 04, 2017
    HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Danbury’s Bedoukian Research, Inc. (BRI) – a family-run manufacturer of flavor and fragrance ingredients and synthetic organics – is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Dr. Paul Bedoukian founded the manufacturing company... Read More
  • December 02, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Saturday morning after voting against final passage of the Senate Republican tax plan which will give massive tax breaks to large corporations and the rich, while raising taxes on working families. The bill was drafted without any input from Democrats.  “I... Read More
  • November 30, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced efforts they are leading in the Senate to prevent Senate Republicans from including a provision in their tax bill that would abolish a critical deduction that provides relief for taxpayers who experience losses on their property – including... Read More
  • November 29, 2017
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Wednesday after voting against advancing the Senate Republican tax plan. The bill will give massive tax breaks to large corporations and the wealthiest individuals while raising taxes on working families, and was developed without any input from... Read More

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