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  Murphy, Chris
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-07-10  
 
NameChris Murphy
Address145 Paul Ney Road
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410, United States
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Born August 03, 1973 (45 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Protestant -
InfoCongressman Christopher "Chris" S. Murphy is currently representing Connecticut's Fifth District, which includes the towns of Danbury, Meriden, New Britain, and Waterbury. He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Health and Telecommunications Subcommittees. He also serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and its National Security and Foreign Affairs and Government Management, Organization and Procurement Subcommittees.

The Energy and Commerce Committee is often referred to as one of the three most powerful committees in Congress, along with the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees. It has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in the U.S. House, overseeing policy on health care, energy, the environment, global warming, consumer product safety, telecommunications, and other matters. Murphy is the first Member of Congress from Connecticut to sit on the Committee in over a decade, and only the fourth Member from Connecticut to serve on the Committee in the past fifty years.

On the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Murphy plays a role in investigating and proposing solutions to the nation's most pressing issues, including the management of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the state of our economy, and the need for open government.

Prior to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly. He spent four years representing Southington and the 81st district in the House, and then spent four years representing the 16th Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Waterbury, Wolcott, Cheshire and Southington. While in the Senate, he served as the Chairman of the Public Health Committee.

As Chairman of the Public Health Committee, Congressman Murphy was the General Assembly's leader on health care issues. In 2003, during his first year as Chairman, he led the passage of Connecticut's landmark workplace smoking ban. That year, he also authored legislation that prohibits hospitals from engaging in overly aggressive collection practices against uninsured patients and a law establishing new government powers to be utilized during a bioterrorism attack.

In 2005, Congressman Murphy authored and passed Connecticut's historic Stem Cell Investment Act, a bill that he had introduced in the previous year. The legislation, which invested $100 million over ten years into embryonic and adult stem cell research, became the nation's first law directing state funding to life-saving stem cell research.

Congressman Murphy is also a leader on children's rights issues. In the State Senate, he authored legislation establishing the new Office of Child Protection, and as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Judicial and Corrections, he championed efforts to reform the state's juvenile justice system.

Congressman Murphy grew up in Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts, graduating with honors and a double major in history and political science. In 2002, he graduated from UConn Law School in Hartford, Connecticut. He practiced real estate and banking law from 2002-2006 with the firm of Ruben, Johnson & Morgan in Hartford.
On August 18, 2007, Congressman Murphy married Cathy Holahan, a legal aid attorney who represents children in need in New Britain and Waterbury. Chris, Cathy, and their son Owen reside in Cheshire.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/30/2018-11/01/2018 Gravis Marketing 53.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
08/24/2018-08/27/2018 Gravis Marketing 53.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 55.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
10/07/2015-10/11/2015 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 3.0) 29.00% ( 4.0) 19.00% ( 1.0)
03/06/2015-03/09/2015 Quinnipiac University 55.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
10/02/2014-10/05/2014 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/03/2018-10/08/2018 Quinnipiac University 58.00% ( 19.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 16.0)
10/19/2012-10/22/2012 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
10/19/2012-10/21/2012 Survey USA 31.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)
10/04/2012-10/14/2012 Siena Research Institute 36.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
09/22/2011-09/25/2011 Public Policy Polling 35.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0)

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  11/06/2018 CT US Senate Won 59.43% (+19.95%)
  11/06/2012 CT US Senate Won 55.23% (+12.14%)
  08/14/2012 CT US Senate - D Primary Won 66.72% (+33.43%)
  05/12/2012 CT US Senate - D Convention Won 75.59% (+51.23%)
  11/02/2010 CT - District 05 Won 54.06% (+8.13%)
  11/04/2008 CT - District 05 Won 59.19% (+20.17%)
  11/07/2006 CT District 5 Won 56.46% (+12.93%)
  11/02/2004 CT State Senate 16 Won 59.94% (+22.84%)
  11/05/2002 CT State Senate 16 Won 52.61% (+5.22%)
  11/07/2000 CT State House 081 Won 68.22% (+36.44%)
  11/03/1998 CT State House 081 Won 55.03% (+10.05%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 R Callista Gingrich
US Secretary of the Interior - Mar 01, 2017 R Ryan Zinke
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 NPA Reject
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
CT US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Chris Dodd
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
FEC COMMITTEES
C00411660 Committee to Elect Chris Murphy $ 471.82
C00492645 $ 7277322.00