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Chris Murphy












Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Christopher Murphy is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut, in office since 2013. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. He currently serves on the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and the Health & Pensions Committees. He is the ranking member on the Foreign relations Subcommittee. Murphy is serving his first term in the U.S. Senate and is up for reelection in 2018.  Connecticut is considered a safe Democratic state. 

As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Murphy has been an outspoken proponent of diplomacy, international human rights and the need for clear-eyed American leadership abroad.  He is  a staunch advocate and defender of the JCPOA. 

Murphy is a proponent of immigrant and civil rights.  He supported comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013.  Murphy signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue waivers to the discriminatory dual nationality provisions contained in the Visa Waiver Program reforms passed into law in 2015. 

‚ÄčBackground Information:

Home town: Cheshire
Born: August 3, 1973
Born in: White Plains, NY
Occupation: Attorney, Legislative Aide
Religion: Protestant
Marital status: M
Spouse: Cathy Holahan
Previous political experience: CT House, 1999-2003; CT Senate, 2003-07; US House, 2007-13
Elected in year: 2012
Next election in year: 2018
Family: 2 children
Education: JD Univ. of CT, 2002
Ethnicity: Caucasian