Tag Archives: Chris Murphy

Senators Issue Text Of Bipartisan Gun Reform Package

NBC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators overcame some last-minute hurdles and released legislative text Tuesday on a narrow set of provisions to combat gun violence, including state funding to implement “red flag” laws and enhanced background checks. “Today, we finalized bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across …

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Senators Announce Bipartisan Deal On Gun Reform

The New York Times reports: Senate negotiators announced on Sunday they had agreed on a bipartisan outline for a narrow set of gun safety measures with sufficient support to move through the evenly divided chamber, a significant step toward ending a yearslong congressional impasse on the issue. The plan, endorsed by 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats, would include funding for …

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Senators: Compromise On Gun Reform Within Reach

The Washington Post reports: Key senators said Sunday there is growing momentum to forge a bipartisan congressional response to recent mass shootings that could toughen federal gun laws for the first time in a generation. But a deal is not yet in hand, they warned, and the delicate talks are expected to continue for several more days as negotiators seek …

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Chris Murphy Optimistic On “Significant” Gun Reforms

CBS News reports: Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut sees the opportunity for Congress to pass “something significant” on gun safety for the first time in decades, he said on “Face the Nation” Sunday. Murphy, who is leading bipartisan talks on a gun safety measure now, told moderator Margaret Brennan that he’s seen more Republicans “coming to the table and talking …

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Dem Senator Begs Republican Senators To Act On Gun Control: Why Are You Even Here If You’ll Do Nothing?

“Sandy Hook will never, ever be the same. This community in Texas will never, ever be the same. Why? Why are we here? If not to try to make sure that fewer schools and fewer communities go through what Sandy Hook has gone through. What Uvalde is going through. “I am here on this floor to beg — to literally …

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Senator: Trump Rejected Virus Funding On Feb. 5th

Yahoo News reports: Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made on Feb. 5 during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus. The officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, said they “didn’t need emergency funding, that they would be able to …

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US Quietly Releases $100M In Withheld Aid To Lebanon

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before …

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Dem Senator Sparks #UnfollowTrump Movement

Roll Call reports: Critics of President Trump began using the hashtag #unfollowTrump on Twitter Monday morning, following the lead of Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) who said he would unfollow Trump’s “hate-filled, racist, and demeaning” feed. The hashtag began circulating on social media after Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to explain his decision to unfollow the president’s @realDonaldTrump account. “Yesterday …

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Dem. Sen. Chris Murphy: Recent Facts Show We’re Now “Beyond The Stage” Of Clinton’s Impeachment [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, said the publicly available facts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe indicate President Donald Trump’s actions are “beyond the stage” of what led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. On “This Week” Sunday, Murphy left the question of whether or not to move to impeach the president to the House and …

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After Repeated Exchange With Dem Senator, DeVos Concedes Schools Can’t Call ICE On Students [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who sparked a firestorm last week when she said it was a school’s choice to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report potentially undocumented students, changed her tune Tuesday, telling a Senate subcommittee she doesn’t think schools can call ICE on undocumented students. DeVos’ reversal came during a tense exchange with Sen. …

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Dem Sen. Chris Murphy: Jared Kushner Must Resign

The Hill reports: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called Wednesday for Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, to resign from his White House post in the wake of revelations about a campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Murphy said Kushner misled Trump and Vice President Pence, causing them to state falsely that …

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Dem Sen. Chris Murphy To Donald Trump: If Hillary Is Assassinated, Her Blood Will Be On Your Hands

The Hill reports: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is accusing Donald Trump of suggesting his supporters kill Hillary Clinton, tweeting furiously that “blood will be on your hands.” Trump said Friday night at a campaign rally that Clinton’s Secret Service detail should have their guns taken away to “see what happens to her.” “I think that her bodyguards should drop all …

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Our Youngest Senator

When Vice President Joe Biden swore in Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) yesterday, Murphy’s toddler son Ryder played along.

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