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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, both Democrats from Connecticut, met with public health officials and law enforcement in Stamford on Tuesday for a forum on the opioid and heroin epidemic. Himes says the epidemic is affecting more well-off communities, like Stamford, and he asked how Connecticut could use emergency federal funds to fight it.

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On Tuesday Yale University is set to host a discussion on the federal government’s push to find a cure for cancer.

President Barack Obama established the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force in January. Vice President Joe Biden is dedicating much of his final year in office trying to accelerate federal efforts to find a cure for cancer after his son, former Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden, died from the disease last year.

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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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