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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Chris Murphy
Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday that he is confident that Congress will be able to strike a bipartisan deal to impose economic sanctions against Russia after it tightened its grip on the Crimean Peninsula.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.
Striking a defiant posture, a group of Senate Democrats on Wednesday pushed back at Republican "haters" of Obamacare and said they will redouble their efforts to highlight people who are gaining health coverage and saving money because of the reforms.
Democratic state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield of New Haven has won a special state senate election to succeed veteran Toni Harp, who's now the mayor of New Haven.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Connecticut's two senators are pitching for an increase in the minimum wage.
Gun-control advocates said Wednesday there have been at least 44 school shootings in the 14 months since the Newtown, Conn., massacre, including 13 since the beginning of 2014, as the activists demanded Congress return to the thorny issue.
Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix the problematic parts of the health care law at the same time they claim bragging rights for its popular provisions and allege Republicans will reverse the crackdown on insurance company abuses.
Connecticut's two U.S. senators heard emotional accounts of the toll of urban gun violence as they held a forum Friday in New Haven to hear from activists, police and others about how to address the problem.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is urging college presidents across Connecticut to adopt tobacco-free policies at their campuses.
Connecticut U.S. senators on Saturday criticized the federal government for earning an estimated $66 billion in profits from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012, saying it is wrong for the government to benefit from the struggle of young people to deal with escalating college costs.
Connecticut's U.S. senators are visiting Sikorsky's headquarters in Stratford to highlight how local defense contractors will benefit from spending in a recently approved federal budget.
Connecticut's two U.S. senators are sounding cautious over work facing Congress in reforming NSA surveillance practices as proposed by President Barack Obama.
Authorities in Connecticut and Tennessee confirmed Tuesday they are investigating a charity that raised money for those affected by last year's school shooting in Newtown.
A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Sen. Chris Murphy said Friday he is worried that the Syria resolution making its way through the Senate could drag the United States into a broader conflict that could last a decade.
"Really this comes down to whether Europe is willing to join us," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who heads a Senate subcommittee focused on the region. "Europe is not where they need to be right now. I think they are willing to give Putin a much longer leash than we are."
"The good news," Mr. Murphy said, "you'll see Republicans and Democrats pretty easily joining together to support a tough sanctions regime."