Sen. Chris Murphy

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy meets with representatives and case workers from food banks - May 24, 2013 (credit: Senator's Office)

Sen. Chris Murphy Finishes Five Days On Food Stamps

For five days, Murphy existed on a meager daily diet consisting mainly of ramen noodles, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a banana.

05/24/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Want Federal Funds To Tear Down, Rebuild Sandy Hook

Newtown, Conn. officials decided last week to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School.

05/16/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal as Sandy Hook victim Dawn Hochsprung's daughter Erica Lafferty (3rd L) kisses Sandy Hook victim Vicki Soto's sister Carlee Soto (2nd L) following the Senate vote on gun control - Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2013 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In Washington

After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.

04/26/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer On Concealed Carry

Schumer ‘Launching Fight’ To Block Loosening Restrictions For Concealed Carry

The U.S. Senate will take up debate on the compromise gun control measure on Tuesday.

04/14/2013

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference on January 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator From Conn. Requests That Fox Not Broadcast NASCAR Race Sponsored By NRA

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

04/12/2013

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference on January 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Murphy Demands Action On Gun Control In Maiden Speech On Senate Floor

Sen. Chris Murphy said when he was elected into office in Nov. he never imagined such a terrible tragedy taking place and dictating policy like the massacre in Newtown has. He said the fact that 26 lives were taken in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School cannot be ignored and demand action.

04/10/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

With Conn. Gun Control Law In Place, Focus Shifts To Congress To Act

Debate among lawmakers in Washington to implement tighter national gun laws has effectively stalled. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has worked both sides of the aisle on the issue, said Republicans are unwilling to consider even the basics.

04/04/2013

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Federal Gun Bill

Murphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.

03/20/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Chris Murphy Speaks Out On Future Of Assault Weapons Ban

The passage of the assault weapons ban in Senate Judiciary Committee is a big step forward in the fight for common sense gun reforms, according to Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

03/15/2013

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Control Tower (file / credit: Tweed New Haven Regional Airport)

Murphy To Try Keeping Six Conn. Airport Control Towers Open Amid Sequester

The very idea of closing the control towers is insane, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

03/07/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov/murphy.senate.gov)

Conn. Lawmakers Propose Measure To Strengthen Penalty For Gun Trafficking

Background checks are required for those who buy guns, but the senators have proposed harsher restrictions on so-called straw purchases, which skirt the rules.

03/04/2013

President Barack Obama (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On ‘Sequester’ Spending Cuts: ‘None Of This Is Necessary’

They just couldn’t get anything done. A high-stakes meeting at the White House to avoid the next fiscal cliff at midnight ended with no deal, but instead another round of the blame game.

03/01/2013

Facebook homepage (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Pressure Facebook To Remove ‘Exploitative’ Pages In Newtown Victims’ Names

In the letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Etsy blasted Facebook for allowing pages that violated its own rules.

02/25/2013

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