Senator Chris Murphy

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U.S. Senate Democrats are expected to push forward on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill this week. Connecticut’s two Senators want significant increases in railroad funding to be included.

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Connecticut’s two Democratic U.S. Senators want to be able to pass a new voting rights law with a 51 vote majority. To do that, they are rallying Democratic support to abolish the filibuster.

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Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators are urging their colleagues to pass a long-delayed bill to require people who buy guns to undergo universal background checks.

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The Long Island Railroad has added 68 trains to its schedule this week to allow for more options and space for riders.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy in front of Roberto Clemente School in New Haven shortly before Vice President Kamala Harris's visit on Friday, March 26.
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is optimistic that Congress could pass an expanded background check for gun sales in response to the recent mass shootings.