Chris Murphy

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.

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are hosting events to highlight the Affordable Care Act and encourage people to sign up for the state's healthcare exchange.

The 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut was one of the most expensive senate campaigns in the country that year. Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose has written a new book about the race called “No Holds Barred.”  The book begins with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman making a historic announcement that he would not seek another term, opening up the senate seat in Connecticut. The exceptionally hard-fought senatorial campaign was eventually won by the Democrat, Chris Murphy, who defeated Linda McMahon. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University.

Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s two US Senators say Metro-North Railroad and New York utility ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent power problems like the one that disrupted service along the busy commuter rail line last month. The senators heard from the top officials at the two companies on Monday. 


Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they're relieved after they helped flip the government's lights back on and avoid a default.

Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.