Chris Murphy

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Hundreds of people rallied outside the Connecticut State Capitol on Sunday as part of protests organized by Democrats across the country to highlight opposition to the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., defended the Affordable Care Act in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday. Murphy also used the speech to accuse his Republican colleagues of being in an irresponsible rush to repeal President Obama’s signature legislation.

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The next U.S. Congress convenes tomorrow with Republicans in control of both the House and Senate. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act is top on their agenda, but Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says the Republicans might not find that easy to do.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will use $160 million in an act he co-sponsored to combat state-sponsored propaganda overseas. President Obama signed the act into law this month.

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Wednesday marks four years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six educators. Mark Barden is the father of 6-year-old Daniel Barden, who died in the shooting. After the shooting, Mark co-founded the advocacy group Sandy Hook Promise.