Chris Murphy

E.U. trade negotiations to address cheese names
7:02 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Would you buy feta if they couldn't call it feta?

Cows like this one produce milk for feta cheese at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Would a cheese by any other name smell as… stinky? It turns out that’s a question that U.S. trade negotiators are facing. And U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is pressing for them to keep feta: “feta.” Murphy says in current trade negotiations, Europe wants to ensure feta cheese produced in Connecticut couldn’t be called that because it’s produced in the U.S. The same holds true for other cheeses named after European places.

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Trying to reduce urban gun violence
6:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Murphy, Blumenthal discuss New Haven violence with police, community

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal spoke with New Haven community members and police on Friday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Community activists and law enforcement officials in New Haven met with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy today to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. The city saw 20 homicides and 67 shootings in 2013.

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United Healthcare dropping doctors from network
5:42 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Conn. US Senators are concerned health insurers are dropping doctors from Medicare Advantage

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy
Credit Ebong Udoma/ file photo

Connecticut’s two US senators are concerned a major insurance company is jeopardizing the welfare of patients by dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage program.  The senators held a hearing in Hartford on Wednesday to look into further regulation of health insurance companies that participate in the program.  

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Senator says bill opens door for key talks
3:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control

File photo-Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in April of 2013, following a private meeting with families of the victims of the Newtown School Shooting.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.

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Lawmakers discuss highs and lows
8:45 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shown in this file photo.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

By all accounts this wasn’t a pretty year for Congress.  Connecticut and New York lawmakers in Washington say they are as upset about it as voters.

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