Chris Murphy

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As they return to Washington this week, Connecticut’s two U.S. senators say they’ll support legislation for federal funding for relief efforts for Houston and other areas of the Gulf Coast.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says he’s working with the Trump administration on new “Buy American” legislation despite his strong disagreements with most of President Trump’s policies.

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Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy completed a five-day, 100-mile walk across the state in Danbury on Thursday. The Democrat says most people along the walk expressed concerns about President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville, Va.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is proposing a bill he says will help families receive more Social Security benefits when a loved one dies. The bill was prompted by a constituent from Murphy’s home town of Cheshire.

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Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy held a briefing on the Republican healthcare legislation that will be voted on later this week.

Blumenthal says he doesn’t expect the Senate GOP bill to pass because of its flaws. “It has been characterized as mean, but it is beyond mean. It is heartless, and a betrayal of trust to the American people.”

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