Chris Murphy

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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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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.

Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut met with unemployed people in Bridgeport Monday to talk about unemployment benefits, which are set to expire for many on January 1.

This weekend will mark one year since the school shooting in Newtown. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut spoke about Newtown on the Senate floor Wednesday, bitterly criticizing his colleagues.

Murphy returns from fence-mending trip to Europe

Nov 27, 2013
WSHU file photo by Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut returned Wednesday from a 3 day trip to Germany and Brussels. The trip was intended to help manage the relationship with Europe following news of spying there by the NSA.

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