Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy


U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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He acts like the rest of us don’t now have access the intelligence. We do. I read it. It’s not a hoax. It’s very real. And his cowardice and bizarre fealty to Russia is putting our troops in danger.

Students with disabilities have struggled during distance learning and they are going to need help to get back on track in the fall. Today, I intro'd legislation to make sure schools have the funding they need to support students with disabilities when school returns.

Fundraising deadline day. Here's a suggestion for tonight: make a donation to Barbara Bollier. Why? (1) We need a physician in the Senate right now. (2) The race is TIED, and if we win Kansas, Mitch McConnell is definitely no longer Majority Leader.

What's so unforgivable is there's now no mystery as to how to get COVID under control. In CT, we kept everything closed until transmissions fell; we created an apolitical mask wearing culture; we tested aggressively. 2 months ago a hotspot. Today less than 100 hospitalized.

The military shouldn't be policing peaceful protests. Period. But if they do, they should identify themselves - something they refused to do at the DC protests. FYI I offered an amendment to require this on the pending defense bill, but Republicans are blocking it. Why?

My heart goes out to Pfc. Vanessa Guillen's family. For too many female veterans, her story has brought the trauma of their own harassment and assault in the military to the forefront.

There needs to be a full investigation into Guillen's death. But we must also ensure servicemembers who report assault & harassment have their claims taken seriously. That's why I support @SenGillibrand  's efforts to reform the military justice system & hold abusers accountable.

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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.

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.

You spent $325,000 in taxpayer money to stage a walkout of a 49ers game in order to make perfectly clear you don’t stand by the right to peacefully protect.

Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question. The question is this - as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?

We cannot tolerate an American secret police. I will be introducing legislation to require uniformed federal officers performing any domestic security duties to clearly identify what military branch or agency they represent.

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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.

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