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Senator Chris Murphy

Senator Chris Murphy (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy Pushing for More Men to Become Mentors

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is encouraging more local men to become mentors as part of a national initiative pushed by President Barack Obama.

06/12/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

Murphy Says Europe Needs To Ratchet Up Sanctions Against Russia

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The drumbeat for more sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine continues to grow louder. That’s on the heels of reports of heavy gunfire today at an airport in eastern […]

04/15/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy welcomes home Connecticut National Guard troops. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Nearly 300 CT National Guard Troops Welcomed Home

More than 275 members of three Connecticut National Guard units have been welcomed home in a formal ceremony at the O’Neill State Armory.

03/18/2014

Sen. Chris Murphy, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (John Silva/WTIC Photo)

Labor Secretary, Senators Hear From Minimum Wage Workers

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Obama Adminstration’s call to hike the federal minimum wage came to Hartford today. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez heard from several minimum wage workers who told Perez raising a family […]

02/24/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Murphy Goes Homeless For A Day

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has gotten a first-hand look at homelessness. Connecticut’s junior Democratic senator spent part of Monday with a homeless man in New Haven, following him from a […]

12/31/2013

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Murphy To Lead Delegation On Surveillance

Senator Chris Murphy is headed overseas to discuss surveillance allegations involving the NSA and European allies. Murphy today announced he’ll lead a bipartisan delegation to meet with leaders from several European countries. The senator chairs […]

10/31/2013

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Shutdown Delays Prison Conversion

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The partial government shutdown has delayed plans to begin moving inmates out of the federal women’s prison in Danbury as part of an effort to turn the facility into a minimum-security […]

10/07/2013

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Murphy Addresses Guns In Maiden Senate Floor Speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is dedicating his first speech from the Senate floor to support measures to curb gun violence. The Democrat told stories of some the children killed at Sandy […]

04/10/2013

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Murphy Denounces Budget Cuts While Visiting Defense Firms

Senator Chris Murphy visited defense contractors Wednesday to denounce what he called damaging automatic federal budget cuts and said he expected smaller contractors in the state to be hit worst.

03/27/2013