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Chris Murphy

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  • Health law court case winner could be political loser

    The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser. If the Republican-backed challenge to the law's subsidies for lower-earning Americans prevails, the GOP would have achieved...
  • U.S. Sen. Murphy Meets With Canton Land Trust Members

    U.S. Sen. Murphy Meets With Canton Land Trust Members
    CANTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy talked about efforts in Congress to promote open space preservation in a meeting on Tuesday with members of the Canton Land Conservation Trust. One of those measures is a federal tax deduction for people who...
  • Murphy seeks change in trade bill to boost manufacturing

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, an opponent of trade legislation now before the Senate, is seeking to change it to include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Connecticut Democrat has offered an amendment to prohibit federal agencies from waiving...
  • Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings

    Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings
    HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
  • Connecticut's Murphy, Himes offer college affordability bill

    Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut are proposing federal legislation aimed at making college more affordable. The bill, unveiled Friday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, would tie federal funding for colleges to their...
  • Blumenthal, Murphy join Democrats blocking trade vote

    Connecticut's two U.S. senators have joined their Democratic colleagues to block debate on a trade deal backed by President Barack Obama. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy voted against the measure Tuesday to begin considering Obama's request for...
  • Roundtable Explores Ways To Reduce Restraints, Seclusion In Schools

    Roundtable Explores Ways To Reduce Restraints, Seclusion In Schools
    It's disturbing for Brenneta Henry to think back on the countless times her son Anthony was restrained or placed in seclusion at a school in Hartford, but there is one particular moment that is seared in her memory and still moves her to tears. "One...
  • Tolls Dominate Forum On Transportation Issues

    STRATFORD — In what might be a template for any future debate about highway tolls in Connecticut, a Republican legislator, the state's transportation chief and the top lobbyist for the trucking industry sounded off on the topic this week. A panel...
  • Federal Funding Fix Needed For Transportation

    Had someone asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week where he would invest more federal transportation dollars, he could have pointed out the window. Mr. Malloy, along with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, joined hundreds of...
  • Sen. Murphy: Hartford's North End Should Be Federal Promise Zone

    Sen. Murphy: Hartford's North End Should Be Federal Promise Zone
    The story of the Hartford's North End is, tragically, all too common among the once-prosperous neighborhoods in America's cities. In the middle of last century, the Upper Albany and Clay-Arsenal neighborhoods were the epitome of post-war progress....