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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) asked Congress for $860 million on Monday for projects to support Long Island Sound.

Murphy wants more than $150 million for Milford Labs, which is one of two federally run research labs in the country that studies how to raise and harvest fish sustainably.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said he’ll propose a bill that would pay to remove lead from homes and businesses.

Murphy says a tax credit would lower the chances of lead poisoning in Connecticut. In the Northeast, lead was commonly used in paint and pipes in houses built before 1950. The Connecticut Department of Public Health says about 15 percent of buildings in the state might still have lead in their paint or pipes.

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Several members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are among a group of federal lawmakers that met with President Barack Obama on Monday about his executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws.

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Connecticut’s U.S. Senators said the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill signed by President Obama last week could infuse about $1 billion into the state’s economy.

Senator Chris Murphy said the spending bill includes more money for Connecticut based defense contractors.

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In a speech at the Oval Office on Sunday, days after a couple in San Bernardino, California, killed 14 people in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama spoke out against the terrorist group that the couple had reportedly sympathized with, the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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