Chris Murphy

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Congress has approved a bipartisan bill that includes pieces of a mental health reform bill co-authored by Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

Murphy said his work on the bill started as a response to the 2012 Newtown school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says he’s still concerned about Donald Trump’s approach to diplomacy with China, despite pushback from the Republican president-elect’s transition team.

Over the weekend Murphy criticized Trump on Twitter for going against diplomatic precedent and speaking by phone with the president of Taiwan.

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, both Democrats, are calling on the incoming Trump administration to make good on its promise to have a massive national infrastructure improvement program.

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are concerned that Donald Trump is appointing his campaign CEO Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and senior counselor.

Senior Senator Richard Blumenthal says it’s wrong for Trump to give a position of authority to Bannon, who is the chairman of the controversial Brietbart News website.

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According to an e-mail obtained and released by WikiLeaks, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was one of 39 possible candidates considered as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.

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