Christopher Murphy

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U.S. SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY

D-CONNECTICUT

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 8/3/1973

EDUCATION: Williams College (B.A.) University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Protestant

CAREER:

  • 2013-present: U.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • 2007-2013: U.S. Representative from Connecticut's 5th Congressional District
  • 2003-2006: Connecticut State Senate, 16th District
  • 2002-2006: Reuben Johnson and Morgan (Real Estate and Banking)
  • 1999-2002: Connecticut House of Representatives, 81st District

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

ELECTED: 2012

 

ISRAEL


  • Defends U.S. support of Israel
  • Supports increased defense aid for Israel
  • Supports a two-state solution

CHOICE


 

  • Authored Connecticut's landmark Stem Cell Investment Act while serving in the State Senate
  • ​Voted No on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • Co-sponsored a bill ensuring access to and funding for contraception
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs
  • Condemns the Executive Order allowing the rollback of contraceptive coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act

In His Own Words


“I strongly support the fundamental, constitutional right of a woman to make her own decisions regarding her reproductive health, and I’m working hard to improve and expand access to critical health care services for women, including safe, legal abortions.” 1 

SOURCES: (1) www.murphy.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


In 1996, Murphy was campaign manager for Charlotte Koskoff's unsuccessful campaign for the House against Nancy Johnson; a decade later, Murphy himself unseated Johnson.