Chris Murphy

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A bipartisan bill aimed at improving federal oversight of gun purchases is making its way through Congress. It’s supported in the Senate by Texas Republican John Cornyn and Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy.

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On Friday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut introduced a bill to block President Donald Trump’s so-called “Refugee Ban.”

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Puerto Rican residents in Bridgeport have been meeting with Connecticut’s U.S. senators, sharing their uncertainty about relatives on the island and its future after Hurricane Maria.

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s hospitals are experiencing a great need for medical oxygen, with some beginning to ration their supply.

Three Connecticut members of Congress joined gun control activists, including members of Sandy Hook Promise and the Newtown Action Alliance, in front of police headquarters in New Haven Friday. They called on Congress to take action to prevent gun violence in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and New Haven Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro are Democrats who over the years have had little success convincing their Republican colleagues to pass stricter gun control measures. But Blumenthal said he’s beginning to seeing cracks in the Republican opposition.