The bill would create a Justice Department office to address gaps in gun violence prevention research and make policy recommendations.
Chris Murphy, Connecticut’s junior U.S. senator, was first elected in 2012. Sen. Murphy has supported stricter gun legislation and affordable health care.
Questions remain over Sikorsky bid for Army helicopter contract
Members of CT’s congressional delegation say they have received vague answers about why the proposal from Bell was selected over Sikorsky’s.
Chris Murphy seeks immigration reform after southern border visit
Murphy hopes Congress can find a compromise on immigration reform, arguing that a ‘lack of order at the border affects us in Connecticut.’
CT to secure $236 million windfall from federal spending bill
Communities across Connecticut will receive funding, formerly known as earmarks, for infrastructure, housing, education and more.
CT’s Sara Bronin to lead Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Bronin, who was nominated by President Biden last year, was confirmed Thursday and will serve as chair of the federal agency through 2024.
Federal spending bill could include some CT priorities, but not all
Election reforms will likely be in a federal funding bill, but prospects for the child tax credit and an online safety bill are uncertain.
Q&A with Sen. Chris Murphy on Sandy Hook, future of gun reforms
Murphy reflects on 10 years since Sandy Hook, the gun safety bill he championed and the push to pass more reforms in a gridlocked Congress.
CT defense companies likely to get boost from federal spending bill
CT’s submarine and aerospace companies and suppliers could see major investments in workforce and supply chain development.
Ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary, a push for assault weapons ban
Gun violence survivors joined CT politicians to call on the Senate to restore the federal assault weapons ban, which is unlikely to pass.
How CT’s influence in Congress will change with divided government
With a narrow GOP House majority, CT Democrats will lose committee chairmanships but say they’ll still have leverage in crafting policy.
In the 5th District and across CT, candidates make a final push
Jahana Hayes, George Logan and other candidates fanned out across CT Sunday ahead of an election that could have national significance.
Murphy launching fundraiser to boost gun safety, help Democrats
The CT senator wants to ‘defy the odds’ in a midterm year by protecting Democrats’ majorities and creating a path for more gun-related bills.
Chris Murphy-backed election reforms bill gains Senate momentum
The Senate’s Electoral Count Act reforms bill, which CT Sen. Chris Murphy worked on, has bipartisan support. But the House’s version doesn’t.
Murphy, Blumenthal backing bill to ban guns near election sites
Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal say the legislation will protect voters. It is unclear if Senate Republicans will support it.
Sandy Hook survivors call on Senate to pass assault weapons ban
Advocates want the Senate to go beyond the new gun safety bill and renew a federal assault weapons ban. But passage remains a challenge.