Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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The actual news here is that the NRA, facing bankruptcy, has only $2m to spend. For comparison, Senate candidates were spending $2m A DAY last fall. This “campaign” is a proof point that the political momentum has shifted.

Joining @GovNedLamont  right now to announce Connecticut’s new funding plan to expand the number of affordable summer camp slots for kids. This is made possible by the summer programming money I fought to have included in the #AmericanRescuePlan .

3/ First, after the U.S. finally pulled our support for the Saudi led military effort, the Saudis made a ceasefire proposal. The Biden admin is committed to the diplomatic work needed to help broker an end to this conflict. This is critical.

6/ Finally, the long-term goal is still a negotiated peace agreement. We need an inclusive framework for political negotiations that will finally end this conflict and I look forward to getting an update on progress from today's witnesses.

One of the few near-death experiences in my life was sitting in the back seat of that Cadillac as Cohen weaved through traffic to try to get us back to the House from a White House meeting in time to make a vote.

Just finished a good meeting in Derby with Naugatuck Valley leaders about infrastructure priorities for the region. A lot of good things happening in the valley - new companies, new apartments, new restaurants. Thanks to @rosadelauro  for joining.

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The WHO had produced 1.4 million tests by the end of February. We took none of them, because Trump decided to produce his own test, then botched the development and roll out. It wasn't the WHO that put us in the position we are today. It was our own President.

This hasn't gotten enough attention, but you need to know. Everybody needs to know. 1/ It's about the massive coverup campaign underway to disguise the octopus-like Russian election interference operation being run on Trump's behalf. Please read this whole thing.

It's worth asking why we spend $600 billion a year on the military if we can't get more than 5000 troops and 50 helicopters to Puerto Rico.

Trump said yesterday no one cares about his tax returns. @RonWyden  & I have a bill requiring their release. Retweet this if you agree w us.

97% of Americans believe that you should have to pass a background check before you buy a gun. RT if you're one of them.

I remember the moment I saw Trump's tweet attacking Pence. We were in the chamber as aides were scrambling to bar the doors. Some were sobbing in fear. The mob was outside. Someone yelled out shots had been fired. I turned to Tim Kaine and said, "Oh my god, he's egging them on."

19 out of 20 murderers have no mental illness diagnosis. 4 out of 5 mass shooters have no mental illness diagnosis, and half showed no signs on a prior, undiagnosed illness. Framing this as just a mental illness problem is a gun industry trope. Period. Stop.

Republicans are VERY MAD we are holding an impeachment trial because they want to move more quickly to consider a COVID relief bill that they plan to vote against.