Chris Murphy

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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.

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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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