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Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy slam Trump opioid declaration as inefficient

There were 539 accidental drug overdose deaths in Connecticut over the first half of the year, including 322 deaths involving fentanyl.

CT congressional incumbents report strong fundraising ahead of ’18 election

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has raised more than $6 million. His likely Republican opponent, Branford businessman Dominic Rapini, raised about $51,000.

Sen. Chris Murphy rules out 2020 presidential bid

"I am not running for president, I'm running for re-election," said Murphy, ending speculation that he would pursue national office.

Sen. Chris Murphy used Las Vegas shooting for re-election fundraiser

Sen. Chris Murphy appeared to use the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead as the foundation for a fundraising solicitation to fuel his 2018 re-election campaign.

Sen. Chris Murphy: Congress must ‘get off its ass’ on gun...

The Connecticut Democrat insisted that “Congress' inaction has made us complicit” in Sunday night’s mass murder in Las Vegas.

Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy reintroduce bill aimed at predatory for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges enroll 10 percent of all postsecondary students, but account for 35 percent of all student loan defaults.

Sen. Chris Murphy tells federal agencies to ‘Buy American’

Murphy cited the fate of Connecticut-based Ansonia Copper & Brass, a manufacturing firm that lost Department of Defense contracts to overseas companies and shut down in 2013, as an example of the need to place a renewed federal focus on American-made products.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: GOP health care bill is ‘garbage’

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut launched a harsh attack against the ongoing efforts by Senate Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Chris Murphy to Dems: Less Putin, more economic talk

The senator tells Democrats: Spend less time focused on a possible Donald Trump-Russian connection and a lot more time focused on the economy.

Congressional stopgap spending bill includes $8M for Long Island Sound program

“Doubling the money for the Long Island Sound program this year will go a long way towards better protecting the ecological treasure,” said Sen. Chris Murphy.

CT not likely to follow NY with free public college tuition...

Connecticut business and political leaders discuss the pros and cons of the state doing as New York did this month and offering free tuition for eligible students at public colleges and universities.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy reintroduces bill requiring retirement savings updates

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut has teamed with Sen. Johnny Isakson, a Georgia Republican, to reintroduce legislation designed to ensure Americans do not outlive their...

Murphy and Blumenthal introduce bill for tuition-free public colleges

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have joined their Vermont colleague U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in introducing legislation that would make public...

Sen. Murphy questions federal compliance of ‘Buy American’ laws

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate the federal government compliance with laws and regulations that require U.S....

New bill introduced to preserve funding for Long Island Sound programs

Connecticut and New York legislators seek to fend off Trump budget cuts to water quality and shore restoration endeavors.